Maximize your space and create a modern interior with these cool room dividers

by John Griffith

Open-plan areas have become all the rage lately. The more open space you have the easier it is to get creative with your interior design. Open-plan rooms usually allow a lot of freedom when deciding what you want and where you want it. That is why, they are preferred over having a designated area for each room. Navigating an open-plan area is no easy task, though. There are a few things to consider. In this article, we are going to focus specifically on ways to separate the areas in an open-plan room. And what better way to do that, than with room dividers. Nowadays, there are so many different versions of cool, modern and beautiful room partitions, which add a lot to the interior of the room. We have gathered 100 photos to show you just how cool room dividers are.

Room dividers can be used in many different ways. They can designate two separate areas, they can be used as a privacy screen or they can just be a statement piece. Either way, they are undeniably modern and on trend. So, if you want to add one to your home, check our tips and room divider ideas, as well as our extensive photo gallery.

Room dividers for every taste

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In order to be able to pick the most suitable room separator for your home, you need to ask yourself a few questions first:

  • Do you want to designate your areas?
  • Do you want to hide something?
  • How much space for a room divider does your open-plan allow?

Once you have answered all of these questions you will have a better idea for what you want. These questions will be your guide when choosing the best room divider for you and your home. It is important to remember that this piece of furniture is a part of your decor. Therefore, it should be coordinated in both colour and texture with the rest of your interior. Secondly, you need to consider how much do you want it to hide. There are room dividers which have a lot of coverage and others, which simply serve as a sort of a “wall” between the rooms. It is up to you to decide which would fit you best.

Extremely creative idea for a room separator, made of bamboo

white floor, room dividers, made of bamboo sticks, separated bathroom and bedroom, large mirror

What types of room dividers are there?

  • If you are looking for ways to separate the bedroom from the living room in a studio apartment, for example, room dividers are a perfect way to do that. First of all, if you want complete privacy in your bedroom, it might be worth investing into sliding doors. Ones with frosted glass are very modern, but you can always opt for the good old wooden sliding doors, of course. If, however, you just want something that designates your sleeping nook, hanging curtains or foldable room separators are also a good idea. A cool wooden bookshelf is another option.
  • Another good way to use a room divider is between the kitchen and living room. Although many people find it unnecessary, having them even a little separated leaves the room feeling decluttered and organised. Because you don’t need a lot of privacy, you can use hanging wooden or metal blocks, or even fun glass room dividers with patterns on them. Another idea is to use bookcases or even planters as room dividers.
  • In case you are simply looking for decorative room dividers than you have many, many options. Stained glass, different shapes made out of wood or metal, glass, cut in different shapes, take your pick.

Cool idea for a room divider, which gives you the sense of a day at the spa

large bed, beige ottoman, wooden floor, room dividers, made of wood, abstract art, over the bed

Who says room dividers can’t just be super modern

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Glass room dividers give the optical illusion of a window in the middle of the room, therefore expand the space

black frame, square glass, room dividers, brown leather sofa, white carpet, small wooden coffee table

Super creative room divider in an industrial style

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Implement a bookshelf into your divider for extra storage

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Electric fireplaces are often used as room separators

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These wooden poles serve as a decorative room divider

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Look at these gorgeous ropes

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It is enough to have a small divider to give the room a sense of style

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Another great example of an electric fireplace used as a room divider

electric fireplace, black leather armchair, room divider screen, white floor, black carpet

Decorative hanging glass roses room divider

square glass blocks, in the shape of a rose, room divider screen, black leather chairs, wooden shelves

grey corner sofa, hexagonal wooden table, room divider screen, round table, grey chairs, wooden bookshelves

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grey curtains, black folding, room partitions, dark blue armchairs, throw pillows, printed carpet

large hanging chandelier, black metal sliding, room partitions, desk and chair, brown ottoman

red leather armchair, red chairs, glass table, wooden sliding, room partitions, beige walls

stone wall and fireplace, room partitions, black floor, grey sofa, wooden table, leather armchairs

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Macrame DIY room divider

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  • 700ft of white rope
  • two wooden poles
  • three hook screws
  • scissors
  • air plants (which are optional)

For a 7 inch tall room divider you need to cut 24 strands measuring 28 inches each

The materials needed for this cool DIY

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Make Lark’s Head Knots, as shown in the pictures

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Then keep going with Half Knots

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You need to use the Square Knot after that

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Keep on going with Alternating Square Knots

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You can create different patterns by alternating the knots as you see fit

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Then attach the wooden poles, as shown in the pictures below step by step

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Cool room dividers to help you maximize your space and have a modern interior

wooden blocks, screen dividers, separating bathroom and bedroom, white bathtub, white walls

black fireplace, screen dividers, tall windows, wooden table, grey leather armchair, tiled floor

blue corner sofa, white chairs, dining table, screen dividers, made of wood, separating living room and kitchen

Rope room divider are very trendy

blue ropes, green armchair, wooden floor, sliding room dividers, grey and blue bar stools, grey sofas

white bookshelf, sliding room dividers, small metal coffee table, grey floor, dark blue carpet

sliding room dividers, brass metal, glass table, wooden ceiling, wooden floor, white walls

brown leather armchair, white corner sofa, colourful throw pillows, sliding room dividers, white carpet

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wooden room dividers, intricate 3d design, grey metal chairs, wooden table, white brick wall

electric fireplace, rotating tv, wooden room dividers, tiled floor, wooden chairs, dining table

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white panels, wooden blocks, large carpet, wooden room dividers, wooden floor and walls

frosted glass sliding, wooden room dividers, bedroom bed, blue carpet, black and white sofa

metal triangles and bookshelves, hanging room dividers, white carpet, black and white sofa

Create the illusion of more space with a glass room divider

black metal bar stools, kitchen island, glass screens, hanging room dividers, separating kitchen and living room

wooden triangles, arrange together, hanging room dividers, green armchair and ottoman, tall windows

black leather armchair, blue ottoman, pink armchairs, greenery wall, metal flowers, hanging room dividers

hanging chandelier, metal pieces, arranged together, hanging room dividers, grey sofa, grey carpet

panel room divider, white screens, white sofas, japanese style, wooden floor, brown carpet

metal floral panels, panel room divider, wooden shelf, black leather armchair, tiled floor

panel room divider, marble wall, wooden shelf, white leather sofa, tiled floor, white armchair

glass blocks, black metal frame, panel room divider, black leather armchair, brown velvet sofa

metal round blocks, arranged together, panel room divider, wooden floor, white sofa, black brick wall

room divider shelves, wooden bookcase, cement floor, tall windows, red carpet, wooden chairs

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black metal sticks, arranged together in square blocks, room divider shelves, white bookcase, glass desk

This is a modern idea for a room separator

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folding room dividers, brass metal, wooden floor, round coffee table, grey sofa, brown curtains

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white round blocks, folding room dividers, red chairs, dining room, hanging large chandelier

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metal poles, room divider bookcase, wooden ottomans, black leather chairs, dining table

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Create a wine shrine with a bookshelf room divider

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Sliding room dividers with frosted glass allow for more privacy

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small round mirrors, arranged together, white corner sofa, bookshelf room divider, wooden chair

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dark wooden floor, tiled wall, separating the bedroom and bathroom, bookshelf room divider

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white corner sofa, bookshelf room divider, grey carpet, small round coffee table, wooden bookshelves

room divider doors, stone wall, floral art, white corner sofa, brown throw pillows, green carpet

white leather panel, covered in magazines and vinyl, room divider doors, white armchair

geometrical hanging panels, room divider doors, white armchairs, industrial style

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tall windows, black corner sofa, black ottoman, dining table, rotating tv and bookshelves, room divider doors

folding screen room divider, white panels, black sofa, desk and chair, white floor, beige walls

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Decorative room divider between the kitchen and the living room

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tall wooden panels, folding screen room divider, wooden floor, white and black carpet, grey curtains

indoor privacy screen, tiled floor, metal blocks, arranged together, dining table

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Become one with nature with this super creative room divider

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portable room dividers, white chairs, electric fireplace, white corner sofa, wooden blinds

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Room divider shelves are very practical and give you extra storage

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red armchairs and sofa, black metal bar stools, decorative room dividers, made of tree branches

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John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.