Whether you have a small or big home, you’d be surprised how much of a change in terms of décor you will get when you implement the everlasting beauty of a room divider. It is a versatile element that you can use either to divide a room and create a more efficient use of the space or to completely change the look and feel of your interior.
Available in a range of sizes and styles, it is important that you understand different types of decorative room dividers can play different functions in a space, so learning more about the available ones will help you easily choose a room divider that suits your home design.
Wooden Frame Room Dividers
These are perfect for creating space, providing privacy and decorating your home or office. Decorative room dividers usually feature 4 wooden frame panels (though 5 and 6 wooden frames are also available) along with high quality two-way metal hanging that allows you to fold it in both directions. And its light weight makes it pretty easy to move around. With a rice paper finish, they allow soft light to come through while ensuring total privacy (best of both worlds).
Bamboo or Plant Fiber Room Dividers
Room dividers made from natural materials like bamboo, jute, rattan and wooden fiber can be amazing decorating pieces. Often available in neutral colours, these materials offer an earthy touch to a space and are perfect for creating cozy areas.
Specialty Room Dividers
Photo display and corkboard room dividers combine functionality and aesthetics in one. A photo display divider features built-in photo frames and makes a perfect addition to a living room while a corkboard divider makes great for posting notes or hanging a calendar in offices and children’s bedrooms.
As much as it is important knowing the different types of dividers, to achieve a certain purpose with a room divider you will also need to consider the size.
- Divide Panels – A divider can feature as many as six, seven and even eight panels. To stay up, one-panel dividers need a stand. Folding dividers can stay upright as long as they are not totally open, although some stand models allow a folding divider to stretch out to its full width. In other words, the functional width of these dividers is shorter than the full width of the piece, unless you use a special stand.
- Divider Height – Room dividers can be as short as 60 centimeters or as high as up to 2.10 meters. The shorter ones are ideal for creating spaces for pet beds and are also a good option for window screens, whereas big dividers are recommended for big rooms as they can easily dominate a small space making it visually shrink.