Tuesday, April 23, 2013

3 Creative Room Divider Ideas

Whether a small space needing to be portioned out or a large, oversized room that requires sectioning. It can be boring to set up the same old dividers, or leave a space open and intimidating. Here are a few ideas for those looking for a creative way to section their living spaces.

1. Bookshelves

Create a sense of division by using a bookshelf to break up a large, open space. Go small and extend a partial bookshelf from the wall or go big and create a wall of reading material. Bonus tip: keep bookshelves looking less cluttered by color coordinating bookends.

bookshelf as space divider
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bookshelf room divider
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2. Decorative Hanging Art

Nothing screams unique style like finding that one-of-a-kind hanging art that will create a stylish divider from one space to another as well as offer some artistic eye candy for your guests.

Photo courtesy of Tophomedesign

3. Windows and Doors

Not just for the coziest of cottages anymore, a repurposed door or window can still look classically chic and worn, or give a fresh modern twist for any decorating style. Simply decide which look is right for your home and use these natural dividers, which are all the rage right now. 

A repurposed door or window can look modern as well in a clean, simplistic design

This repurposed white-washed door works well in this lacy, modern country living room

Janette Mallory


  1. You can see an alternative range of nice folding room dividers and screens on the Natural Living website.

  2. I forgot to mention that this is a UK website that also offers the largest range of shoji screens and decorative screens. Customers can decide on the design, colour and size - not seen this before.