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How To Partition A Room Without Losing Natural Light

Dividing a room is a great way to get more utility out of a large space. It can even make small rooms feel bigger. However, people often run into issues with light when breaking up rooms. If you start adding partitions to your room, you risk blocking the natural flow of light. This makes certain areas feel very dark and dingy, which is not what you want. When this happens, you don’t get the desired effect because the lack of light makes the space feel even more cramped. Adding more artificial light can help to alleviate the problem, but it’s not an ideal solution. Luckily, there are ways to break up a room without affecting the flow of light. Here’s how you can partition a room without losing natural light.

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Glass Partitions

Glass partitions are the most obvious solution here. A glass partition breaks the room into distinct areas without upsetting the flow of natural light. Companies like Glasscrafters can manufacture and install custom architectural glass to divide the room, letting the light flow straight through. This is a good option if you still want the space to feel social but you also want to change the layout. A glass partition with a steel grid gives you a slightly more definitive break. However, it still lets the light run through the entire space.

Wooden Slats

Wooden slats are another great way to partition a room without losing the natural light. They give a more defined break in the room. This is ideal if you want more privacy or want to add more utility to the room. Slats make it feel like two separate spaces by breaking the line of sight. But, the gaps between them let light through so it doesn’t feel dark. You can place slats horizontally or vertically for a different effect. If you have blinds, mimicking the pattern in the slats ties the room together. Wooden slats can also be painted so they blend with the color scheme.

Perforated Partitions

Solid walls can be effective but they block out all light. Perforated partitions act as a good middle ground. You still get complete separation of the two areas with lots of privacy. However, the small holes in the wall allow light to pass through easily. Perforated partitions can be made with wood or metal, depending on the aesthetic you want.

Add Some More Windows

Sometimes, the problem is not with the partition. Certain spaces do not have a good flow of natural light to begin with. Adding some more windows can help a lot in this instance. You give yourself more freedom by installing a new window. The added light on the other side of the room means you can use heavier partitions. This is often the best option if you want to divide a single room into two distinct spaces.

Dividing a room completely transforms a space and opens up a lot of opportunities. However, you need to consider the natural light. These are all excellent ways to partition a room without losing light.


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Kaya Wittenburg

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