When many people think of room divider ideas they think of erecting a wall or placing a sofa in an area to help split it up. Fortunately room dividers have come a long way in the past decade or so. There are many options and choices that makes your space not only private but functional as well. If you live in a dorm, apartment or condominium with other people it is sometimes difficult to find privacy. With some well placed dividers, you can maintain your privacy without installing doors or losing space. You can choose the sizes you need for your partitions and even purchase some that help absorb sound.
Room dividers can be very modern with a sleek contemporary appearance. Many have the smooth, clean lines that are evident with contemporary styles yet they are made of more modern materials such as plexiglass, fabricork or acrylic plexiglass diffuser. Many classroom or office partitions are made of sound absorbing materials that prevent noises from emanating from either side. In the classroom they help prevent students from being disturbed from another teacher on the other side of the partition. In an office setting it keeps your conversations private.
Some room dividers are actually moveable walls that can be folded up along one wall or stored out of the way. These walls typically operate on their own track systems or are free standing on locking wheels. They can be used in a garage, gym or large open spaces where people might gather for events. They come in glass, wood, plexiglass, bamboo and vinyl materials that can either be folded or rolled up for easy storage. These types of dividers do not require doors as they can be left ajar for ease in entering and leaving the area.
Free standing screens are another great room divider idea that is relatively inexpensive when compared to other dividers. They can be shoji screens that allow diffused light to filter through rice paper and gently illuminate your space or they can be picture frame screens that let you display your favorite photos from both sides. You can use screens to cover up a laundry area, enclose a sleeping area or simply show two separate living areas. You can find this type of room divider that is made from bamboo with a design painted on the bamboo reeds or solid wood panels.
When you are considering room divider ideas, consider all possibilities for your space. Determine what you want to use the space in your house for, whether you want freestanding, sliding or folding dividers, your budget and whether they will be used as a replacement for an existing structure. Once you have determined all of this, contact local retailers to see what is readily available in your area. Not all types of room dividers are available in all areas and it may require the retailer to special order your purchase. Some room dividers may need to be installed by a professional so you may want to contact a general contractor to do the work for you.