Room Dividers for Your Home or Work Space
Divide and conquer! Room separators are here to save the day (and your sanity).
Folding room dividers may conjure images of Old Hollywood starlets, but the classic piece of furniture has some seriously modern perks. If you work from home, for example, but don’t have room for an office, add a screen and presto, you’ve got one. Or maybe your kids have to begrudgingly share a room—a divider is a nice alternative to duct tape down the middle. If you’re looking to create some private, discrete space in your place (or outside of it), consider a room divider.
If you’re planning to stand up behind your divider (e.g. to change your clothes), make sure to check its height before purchasing. If a divider is only 5 foot 6 inches and you’re, say, 6 feet or taller, you might want to pick something else.
A no-assembly-required free-stander isn’t just great for indoors but works on a patio, deck or grass too, especially if the neighbors live a little too close for comfort. The patterned Russian camphor pine with paper rope is so pretty, you’ll want to display it. Sorbus
Consider the weight of your screen if you plan to move it from room to room, or back and forth between inside and outside. You’ll want something light and hinged (so you can fold it up) if your screen is going to be fairly mobile.
Though not its primary use, a room divider is also a great way to conceal a mess. Those piles of clothes you keep meaning to sort through and fold? Next time you’re having company over, just unfold a room divider around it. Poof! What pile?