Recently I have been considering downsizing and moving to a bachelor apartment. The only thing is (besides the fact that I don't want to have a smaller space) I don't like that there are no designated areas for sleeping, eating, ect. It's all open concept.
So how do you create a more private area in a bachelor apartment? You create a partition wall and/or barrier in some way.
Whether you use more traditional dividers like a folding screen or wood divider, a series of bookcases (if they have unfinished backs you can always put wall paper on the back of the units to add visual interest), or you can ceiling-mount drapery and create a fabric divider (think hospital curtains between beds, but not so institutional looking).
I love the use of ceiling-mount drapery as a room divider. You can do so much: use more decorative hardware, keep it simple and use an I-beam or Traverse Rod, use semi-sheer fabric like you see in the image above, or for more privacy and light control you can use thicker blackout fabrics.
What do you think?