There is much to be said for wide open spaces and uncluttered expanses in a room. But this may not be the most practical of things to do when you need more rooms than you actually have; when you need to create spaces within spaces, or when you want to create some privacy using part of a room.
What you can use Room Dividers or Partitions for
In short you then may wish that you had more walls! Building walls however is neither very economical nor very practical. In some cases it may be structurally impossible to put up a wall in a certain position. And then there is the fact that walls are not portable! This is where room dividers come in.
A partition or a room divider will create a separate space without the feeling of enclosure or being divided. If for instance you want to create a small space for a home office – you can carve out this space from a larger drawing room area by using a room divider. This will give you space to spread out and make place for all of the office paraphernalia. So your office stuff will not look incongruous in a drawing room setting and the divider will give you a measure of privacy. And since this home office is not a separate room you can still hear and keep an eye on what is going on in the rest of this house.
Room dividers are also useful for creating a partition between the drawing room and the dining area. This can also be a useful way to create segments within a children’s room, when two or more kids desire some privacy and personal space.
Another really great thing about room dividers is that many of them are portable structures that are not fixed and can be moved. Many types of room dividers can be the collapsible sort that can fold out of the way when not required. Also if your room divider is movable, it can be moved to increase or decrease the area of the partitioned space. When it is no longer required you can simply remove it without further ado.
Ideas for Room Dividers and Partitions
Shelves are an excellent way to create a room divider or a partition. The shelves can be floor to ceiling or they could reach part of the way up, depending upon how enclosed you want the space to be. Also the shelves can extend as much away from the wall as you want partitioning as much or as little of the room as you may desire.
You can use the shelves to display decorative items, store books and so on. An entertainment center can also make a useful room divider or partition.
A glass partition is another good option. Smoked glass is more private while clear glass is less so. You could even use mirrors to create such a partition.
Wooden lattice panels are a popular room divider option. Folding panels are always useful when picking a room divider because they are more versatile and portable.
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