Create a new style for your space and open up opportunities for storage and display with versatile, functional, and fashionable room dividers. Play with light, patterns, materials, and shapes, and discover how these pertinent pieces draw new lines in style.
Ideas for How to Use a Room Divider
Obvious, we know. But you’d be surprised at what a little spatial rearranging does for a large room. In a master bedroom, you can separate the sitting from the sleeping area, which benefits your relationship, your hypothalamus, and your Qi. Elsewhere, a room divider might solve the guest bedroom/office debacle or provide a little privacy in a shared kids bedroom.
Those cutout dividers we’ve been working on? That negative space also serves as stylish storage. We hang jewelry and scarves from ours, even pulling fabric pieces through the holes for accessibility from either side. Get one that’s a neutral color, like white or black, so it’s your other items that stand out.
Whether it’s an irregular corner, an exposed pipe, or an old outlet, there’s something, somewhere, in almost every home that would be better removed. When construction’s out of the question, a room divider is a great way to replace a headache with a room-enhancing accessory. You can also use a room divider to hide away a cluttered space from guests.
Whether you’re young and you share a room with your best friend, or you’re older and you share a room with a spouse, chances are there are times you’d rather dress in private. A solid or tightly patterned room divider is a quick way to add a little “me” space to an open bedroom. Keep it by your closet and it’s easy to pull out and fold up as the need arises.
A photo frame room divider pulls double duty by providing privacy while also displaying your favorite memories for all to see.
Room dividers come in a wide array of styles and materials to complement any design aesthetic. Patterned and cutout dividers can establish the look of a space with a lot less permanence than painting or wallpaper. Modern, busy patterns like our Abstract Lines or Kaleidoscope Room Dividers take their cues from mod fashion, while floral scrolls or quatrefoils create a more traditionally elegant look.
Not all room dividers are flat. Bookshelf dividers provide a place for collections and important items to be displayed while maintaining a sense of cohesion in your space. Think modular cube systems and consider that they can hold decorative items as well as things you need. Books, vases, records, and more … it’s a space for your personality.
There are several ways that a room divider can drastically change the lighting in your room. Many pattern-oriented cutout dividers cast design shadows across the room when placed in front of a window. Any divider with paper or fabric softens the harsh light of the sun and colors it to match your decor.
Conversely, a translucent fabric or paper divider can act like a photographer’s light box with a little strategic backlighting. Aim a directional light source directly at your room divider from behind and allow softer, more diffused light to filter through.
Popular Room Divider Design Trends
It’s all about negative space. In place of slats or frames, these designs take over the whole divider. The look is completely unique, and it’s a great way to change the lighting and dominant patterns in your space. You’ll find cutout dividers in plenty of forms, including a couple of our highlighted on-trend patterns.
The symmetry and simplicity of the chevron has been angling its way in to popular design for some time. Try a room divider with this print to inject a little energy into your room.
This Moroccan-inspired repeating pattern is an eye-catching alternative to chevron. With an artful combination of corners and curves, quatrefoil works well in eclectic spaces where traditional meets modern.
If you thought florals would never come back, you’re bloomin’ wrong. In our room dividers, floral shapes pop up as repeating patterns and as large cutouts – mix with solid colors for inspired results.