Room dividers: what they are and how to use them

They’ve been called the biggest design trend of 2021 – the perfect solution for busy, open-plan family homes. Here’s everything you need to know about room dividers and how to use them in your home design.

Different types of room divider

People have been using room dividers for hundreds of years. Originally, they were made from wood, woven branches, cloth or tapestries. These days, you have even more options!

If you just want a light, flexible room divider, then you can go for a hanging divider or thin curtains. Instead of hanging across a window, these panels hang across the room and can easily be drawn back. You can also install accordion blinds or sliding panels which can simply be folded away when they’re not in use.

You can also set up more permanent dividers. Some people use shelves of plants or books to divde up their space. Or you could go for versatile luxury, and hang a room divider that doubles as a projector screen.

How to use room dividers

Room dividers have several purposes. They can divide up a space for different activities – for example, separating a dining area from a lounge. They can give you privacy, for example if you want to set up a den or a home office in one corner of the room.

With the right design, they can even offer sound insulation or protection from strong light outside. We installed blackout room dividers as part of one of our recent projects, enabling the owner to enjoy perfect darkness in one area of their home – or to fling the dividers open and enjoy the light.

Do room dividers sound right for you? Contact us to discuss your options and learn more about our installation service!