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4 Ways to Use a Room Divider

Room dividers come in a variety of sizes, styles and designs from traditional, Old-World privacy screens to Asian-influenced rice paper screens, contemporary folding screens and much more. No matter what style of decor you prefer, there is sure to be a folding room divider that will make an excellent accent to your decor.

Like many other home accents, room dividers are not only beautiful additions that will enhance the look of your decor, but they are also functional pieces that can be used for many different practical purposes. Here are only a few ways that you can use a room divider.

Creating 'Zones' in Your Home
One of the most useful purposes a room divider offers is to do exactly what the name implies: divide your room. If you live in a small space and are using rooms for multiple purposes, try clearly defining which part of the room is which with your folding room divider. For instance, many people set up their home offices in their bedroom or in a guest room. While this is very convenient, it doesn't make for the most relaxing sleeping area. Section off the office by surrounding the computer desk or workspace with a folding room divider screen. Blocking the view of the office from the bedroom will make it a more peaceful place to rest, while fewer distractions make for a more productive workspace. The same concept can be applied to creating a cozy breakfast nook, or dividing your large living room into a combination family room and dining area.

Add Privacy to Any Space
Using any of our room dividers as a privacy screen is an effective way to create a concealed dressing area or a way to block off any area from view. This is a great idea for a guest room, or even for your daughter's bedroom. Not only does it add a feeling of security, but a room screen also makes a wonderful accent to any bedroom.

Hide Clutter and Increase Storage
Incorporating storage areas into a stylish room design is something that designers often struggle with. A simple solution for this is to choose a room divider that accents the look of your space, and behind it, place storage carts, laundry hampers, or other storage and organization pieces. This way, you have added storage space to your home without losing any of your home's stylish appeal.

Interesting Accents
Be creative! Room dividers have many uses that can complete the look you are hoping to achieve. Place one against a bare wall to add the look of interesting texture to your living room, or unfold one and slide it behind your bed as a unique and original headboard. With our room dividers and privacy screens, the possibilities are limitless.

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