This year many of us find ourselves spending a lot of time in our homes for good reason. Whether you live on your own, with a partner, big family, or friends, spending all this time at home has probably made you ready to revamp it a bit. It has also got a lot of us seeking out more private spaces. For those of us living with others or in open plan spaces, the more time we are spending at home the more we are now needing to define these spaces and be able to escape within them.

Our team offers the best builder burleigh heads based if you’re ready to put a few new walls in by now. However, if you’re looking for something a little more subtle to switch up the space in your home, we’ve put together some tips and tricks for you to get started. 

Furniture Arrangement: 

When it comes to defining space and creating privacy in large open plan living spaces, furniture can play an important role. You can try placing furniture in the centre of your room instead of arranging it to fill up the outer spaces and edges. Doing this will enable you to create some extra space. You can also place large pieces of furniture wisely to act as room dividers themselves.


Lighting is yet another effective method of parting a room. You can use different light sources as a tool to define different spaces of a large open plan living space easily. Lamps and candles are known for providing soft and dim light that is capable of illuminating a very small portion of a room. Downlights, on the other hand, are an amazing tool to direct light towards multiple focal points and subjects, such as a table or chair.  Similarly, pendants and chandeliers are also great light features that enable you to create bold yet stylish design statements in your space.


Bookshelves can prove to be effective tools in defining and separating spaces in the home. You can stand a bookshelf or any shelving unit anywhere in your room and it will act as a divider. A double sided bookshelf would work even better as you can customise the design of each side and decorate it to fit in with your two separate spaces.