People with small homes often resort to room dividers for functionally dividing up the room and making it appear roomier than it actually is. While room dividers come in many different forms, such as folding screens and room partitions, there are unique Ingenious Room Dividers designs conceived specifically for tight spaces.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorites that show how Ingenious room dividers can solve problems on a small scale:
1) Japanese Shoji Screens
Creatively repurposed from traditional shoji screens used in Japanese-style rooms, this clever idea by Housetu Sato offers functional sliding doors that easily divide up space while allowing light to filter through.
2) Steel Rolling Wall
An industrial touch is brought into this room divider by Peter Niemeyer, which cleverly doubles as room storage. The room divider can be rolled to the side and out of sight when not in use.
3) Hanging Room Divider
Contemporary room dividers don’t have to be elaborate to serve their purpose; they just need to divide space while offering privacy at the same time. This room divider by Tom Stringer simply hangs from a ceiling-mounted bar and comprises sturdy wooden panels that provide great privacy for bathrooms and living rooms alike.
4) Folding Tension Rod Screens
Tension rod screens are useful room dividers for small homes, due to their practical folding design that allows them occupy minimal space when not in use. These room dividers by Malcolm Lidbury are simple to set up, and the room divider panels can be folded like pop-up cards for easy storage.
5) Sliding Doors Made From Plastic Pipe
Creatively repurposed from ordinary materials found at home, this room divider is made out of plastic pipe that can easily be mounted on the wall. The room dividers slide into place to provide small rooms with functional room dividers without taking up too much floor space.
These room dividers show how room dividers have evolved over time, providing alternative ways to divide up your living spaces while solving problems or creating new uses for existing items. With these room dividers in mind, you’ll never need to worry about what type of room dividers to get for your small room.
This room divider appears to be made up of bi-fold room dividers that can be folded into walls when not in use. Alternatively, it could also be room dividers made of bamboo room dividers with colorful cloth room dividers on them. This photo comes from a renovation project by Housetu Sato and captures the room divider half way through construction, but still without a ceiling fixture installed yet. We appreciate how he does not rely on the room partitions alone to divide space while maximizing natural light coming into his design studio living room via high windows that frame the room divider.
This room divider appears to be made of retractable room dividers that utilize room partitions for privacy purposes while simultaneously allowing natural light to filter through into the room when retracted. Custom-made room dividers like these are the perfect solution for small rooms where one wall is already taken up by built-in shelving, as in this room designed by Peter Niemeyer.
The creative use of folding screen panels provides privacy without taking up too much floor space in this bathroom. The roll-up room dividers can be pulled down when needed and rolled away again when not in use, providing simple room dividers with plenty of uses (like privacy) without wasting precious floor space in small homes, condos or apartments.
The room dividers are simple room partitions made of room dividers mounted on ceiling rails, which allows them to seamlessly blend into the room’s existing decor. The room divider panels can be easily rolled sideways to allow entry or exit from the room, and they slide away completely to turn this room into an open multi-purpose space when desired.
This room divider utilizes sliding doors that appear to be made up of wood room dividers with glass windows inserted into their front surfaces for additional privacy while still allowing natural light to filter through into the room. Custom-made room dividers like these are perfect for areas with built-in shelves along one wall, as in Peter Niemeyer’s home office, where he placed his custom room dividers running alongside three built-in room dividers. The room divisions allow him to use the room divider as a room divider or room partition for privacy, and he can still utilize the shelves on one wall by simply sliding them away when needed.
This room divider appears to be made up of room dividers mounted on ceiling rails so they can slide sideways into an alcove when not in use. Alternatively, the room partitions could also be retractable room dividers that double as a decorative art installation for a stylishly decorated home office. Either way, this creative room divider allows its owner to divide space quickly and easily without compromising much-needed floor space in an apartment or loft environment.
The Ingenious room dividers shown above are just some of many room dividers that can be used to solve common room partition problems. With room dividers like these in mind, you’ll never need to worry about what type of room divider to get for your small room again.