How To Choose A Room Divider


Home dividers were first used around 2000 years ago in China as a way of creating portable barriers in large rooms. Whether you want to get some privacy in your dormitory, creating separate sections in your office or business or simply want to enhance the usability of your home, the right home divider can be quite handy. 

If you're looking for the right room divider for your home or office then you are probably aware that there are numerous styles, colors, and sizes to choose from. In this room divider buying guide, we look at some of the key factors to consider when shopping for the best product in this category.

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Paulownia Four Panel Room Divider
Pine Paper Rope Weave Room Divider
Solid Wood Paulownia Four Panel Room Divider
Black Metal High Quality Polyester Four Panel Room Divider
Pine Four Panel Room Divider
Fabric Rod One Panel Room Divider

What Are the Benefits of a Room Divider?

Room dividers help to add flexibility to any indoor or outdoor space, whether at work, play, or study. They are efficient and cost-effective investments with numerous benefits including the following:

What Factors Do You Need to Consider When Shopping for a Room Divider?

Here are some of the key factors you will need to consider when shopping for the best room dividers for your home or workplace:

What is the Primary Use of the Home Divider?

The perfect room divider should not only serve its purpose but look good too. It should provide a decorative background and serve as a modesty screen, room partition, or window shade.

Room dividers can also be used to direct foot traffic and separate different working areas. Your choice of the right room divider should, therefore, depend on the exact purpose you want to use it for. Do you want to use it to display information and presentations or to reduce noise in specific areas?

There are different types of room dividers designed for different purposes but we highly recommend that you invest in a versatile product that will serve different purposes as time goes by. It should suit your changing needs overtime on a large scale.

Pine Beige Black Four Panel Room Divider
White Solid Manufactured Wood Three Panel Room Divider
Brown Shoji Paper Room Divider
Eight Black Panel Room Divider
Stark Black Three Panel Room Divider
Indoor Outdoor Solid Wood Three Panel Room Divider

How big is the room?

When it comes to size, the first thing you need to consider is how tall you want the room divider to be. Your choice will largely depend on whether you have a high or low ceiling.

Room dividers come in different heights ranging from 3,4,5,6, and 7 inches or more. It will also be important to consider how wide the space you want to use the room divider in is. This will tell you how many panels are needed to fit the space. Most room dividers are designed with 3, 4, 5, or 6 panels.

The wider the area you want covered the more panels you’ll need. Take time to measure your floor space and ceiling height to get the right size.

Heavyweight One Panel Room Divider
Beige Polyester Indoor Outdoor Room Divider
Black White Pine Three Panel Room Divider
Small White Zen Style Room Divider
Metal Three Panel Room Divider
Dark Mocha Weave Fiber Room Divider

What Materials and Styles of Room Dividers Best Suit Your Needs?

Room dividers are available in different types of materials and styles to match different types of settings and purposes.

Solid Wood Spruce Three Panel Room Divider
Brown Solid Manufactured Wood Four Panel Room Divider
Brown Leather Double Sided Four Panel Room Divider
Paulownia Wood Six Panel Room Divider
Bamboo Rattan Three Panel Room Divider
Blue Metal Wood Three Panel Room Divider

What Color Room Divider Should You Choose?

We recommend choosing a room divider that matches the style and décor of your room as well as the purpose you intend to use it for. The color of the room divider’s panel screen you choose should complement the overall theme and style of your room.

Here are a few suggestions to go by:

Whichever style and color you choose, make sure the room dividers create tastefully decorated spaces and preferably match the color of your walls, curtain patterns, and furniture. Your personal preference as well as the overall style of the room will also influence your choice.

Cotton Mango Solid Wood Panel Room Divider
Solid Wood Four Panel Room Divider
White Spruce Four Panel Room Divider
Light Brown Dark Brown Woven Palm Four Panel Room Divider
Multi Color Canvas Solid Wood Painting Three Panel Room Divider
Canvas Solid Wood Pine Four Panel Room Divider

How Long Do You Intend to Use the Room Divider?

Are you planning to get a room divider for one-time use or get one that will serve you for many years to come?

If you plan to use it for a long time, then get one made of durable materials such as wood and bamboo but if you are in the market for a temporal solution, a less expensive room divider made of fabric will do.

Useful Tips

Room dividers have many benefits. They can transform and convert office spaces into smaller usable rooms, create hidden storage rooms, and serve as visual barriers at home, classrooms, and offices.