Modern ideas for room divider

As building developers look for ways to reduce the cost of labour and materials, apartments, townhouses and homes are moving towards an open plan design. But not everyone enjoys open plan design, and many end up looking for ways to close off, outline or demarcate spaces. Room dividers are one way of doing this...

The more conventional way to section off living spaces has previously been to use bookcases and cabinets - or room dividers. This type of division works well if you are renting a home - at least you can take them with you when you move. But there are alternative ways to partition or separate open plan living spaces.

If you live in a studio apartment or open plan townhouse, it’s up to you to define areas in the absence of walls. Aside from more traditional options such as a cumbersome wood room divider, consider newer and easily affordable options for privacy.

There are so many affordable options for designing a modern room divider that serves to section off without dividing up. As an alternative to steel rods, wooden dowels can be stained or painted to match any decor.

Previously considered a no-no in many homes, bamboo is returning as a product of choice when taking sustainable materials into consideration. A framed bamboo panel is a fairly simple DIY project that can be used to section off and add privacy to a small or large area.

Another room partition design that uses bamboo poles. This design has to wooden frames drilled out - the top one with a hole saw to cut right through - and the bottom one with a spade or MAD bit to hold the bamboo poles in place. Use Rust-Oleum 2X in kona brown or espresso for the dark colour.



A more permanent option to think about would be to install partitioning as a way to break up open spaces. Small, designer features are fairly affordable and don't involve the same amount of mess and inconvenience as typical brick walls.

Slats and slatted panels provide a reasonably affordable solution for dividing up open spaces or partitioning off areas. The only problem with this style or divider or partition is finding wood slats that are perfectly straight., especially in large quantities.

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