Metal Room Divider Screen

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A metal room divider screen can be an ideal way to give yourself some privacy. A time-tested way to make sharing a bedroom or dorm room easier, a screen made of metal will also be super durable. Screens don’t just have to serve one purpose, either. If you live in a studio apartment, using a room divider can help split your space into different sections, meaning you won’t have a direct view of your kitchen from your bed.

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Updated 12/04/2023
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Gold Metal Room Divider Partition 

Gold Metal Room Divider Partition 

Ophelia & Co.

Crafted from solid iron, this partition has a burnished gold finish and fan-like accents. Containing three panels hinged together, it measures 79 inches tall, ideal for big rooms. The design will let light through, but fabric can be added for extra privacy.

$252.99 $514.5

Designer Advice:

Perfect for adding glamour to your bedroom, this divider partition could easily be used as an accent piece. Its gold finish would look stunning with bronze or gold cushions and soft brown bedding. Opting for warm golden tones throughout your bedroom will create a glam yet welcoming space you’ll love to come home to.

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Scrollwork Metal Room Divider

Scrollwork Metal Room Divider

Wildon Home®

Featuring beautiful butterfly scrollwork, this room divider also has four cloth panels. It has a black verde finish on the metal sections and a classic off-white finish for the cloth parts. It can also close completely flat for storage purposes.

$164.99 $189

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Simple but pretty enough to add extra detail to your room, this divider is a great choice for a studio apartment. As it includes panels, you’ll be given more privacy and the illusion of more space. However, the material will still allow light to shine through, so you won’t be blocking any sunshine on bright days.

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Clover Metal Room Divider Decorative

Clover Metal Room Divider Decorative

Dakota Fields

There are two size options to choose from with this room divider. Able to be used outdoors and indoors, it has a double-sided pattern of pretty clovers and latticework and is an openwork design to let light through.

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Simple Metal Divider

Simple Metal Divider

Symple Stuff

Slim and elegant, this iron divider only has one panel. It can be adjusted to fit any space up to 10 feet, making it a good option for high ceilings too. The panel in the center is made from linen and is a cream shade.

$122.99 $149.99

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Freestanding metal divider wall

Freestanding metal divider wall

Wade Logan®

Perfect For: A large studio apartment

What We Like: It’s suitable for indoor/outdoor use

Keep all those extra bits and bobs hidden away with this folding metal divider wall. It stands 72 inches tall and comes with six polyester panels that are connected with durable buckles for easy folding.

$124.99 $159

Designer Advice:

You can use this as a privacy screen for your bedroom or to separate the living room and bedroom in a large studio apartment. Flank it with a couple of large limewashed pots with tall plants for a touch of green.

What Users Say:

Very happy with this divider. Very sturdy and versatile. Easy to assemble. Meets all expectations.

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Fairytale Metal Room Divider

Fairytale Metal Room Divider

Bungalow Rose

Bring a fairytale touch to any space with this gorgeous divider. Approved for both indoor and outdoor use, it is crafted from wrought iron and has a black finish. Conveniently, it arrives fully assembled. 

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Four panel steel room divider

Four panel steel room divider

Perfect For: A lovely small master bedroom

What We Like: It’s functional and beautiful

This divider wall is the perfect way to add a stylish element to your room while separating the space into different areas. It’s made from four gathered fabric panels on a sturdy metal frame, with a beautiful Fleur de lis scrollwork pattern at the top. It’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Designer Advice:

Hang a few small plants and mirrors on the intricate Fleur de lis pattern at the top of this divider wall. This will draw the eye higher while adding texture and visual interest.

What Users Say:

I love it. It’s not only beautiful but offers enough privacy without total seclusion.

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Solid Color Metal Divider Panels

Solid Color Metal Divider Panels

Wade Logan®

Available in brown, black, or white, this metal panel can be used indoors or outdoors. It is completely opaque, with four panels connected by sturdy buckles. It measures 67 inches tall and 88 inches wide when fully expanded.

$84.99 $99

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As this panel’s solid design will block any light, it’s a good choice for placing in front of a window when trying to get an afternoon nap. The four panels can be spread out or pushed in to fit smaller spaces. Either way, the choice of available colors means you can match the existing décor.

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Metal Room Divider Screen

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Metal room divider screen installation depends on the style of divider you have. For a freestanding unit, simply unfold the divider, angling the panels like an accordion for better stability, and place it in your desired location.

If you have a metal room divider screen on tracks, it should come with the mounting hardware for the floor and ceiling. If you have cinder block or masonry ceilings, you may need to purchase additional screw anchors for stability. Once you have attached the tracks as per the manufacturer’s instructions, slide the metal panels into position.

For room dividers that use hanging panels, you first need to install ceiling hooks. Determine the screen’s weight, and purchase ceiling hooks with screw threads that can safely hold the panel. Before drilling, find the wooden studs in the roof to ensure that you aren’t drilling into insulation or plaster. Measure the width of the metal panel, then subtract 2”-3”. This is the distance between the two ceiling hooks. Mark the location of the hooks and pre-drill the holes. Screw the ceiling hooks in place and pull down on them firmly to test whether they are inserted properly. Hang the panel in place.

A metal room divider screen provides your room with structure and separation while adding a decorative twist. Metal room dividers are not soundproof, but some dividers soften sounds from other rooms. All partitions add a sense of privacy and separation for you and your guests.

Try a metal screen divider with a square pattern for a more open feeling in the space or metal box cubbies for storage and style. Opt for a room divider with colored glass panels that muffle conversations from the other side of the room, or go with metal dividers with elegant cut-out patterns that allow you to speak clearly to the person on the other side. Shutter dividers offer protection against the sun and decrease the intensity of outside noise.

Freestanding metal room divider screens are prone to falling if they are located in a high traffic area and not anchored in place. You can secure one edge of your metal room divider screen to the wall using a bracket system and drywall screws.

Alternatively, you can construct several removable bases for the screen divider out of pine or oak (as these wood types are easy to work within even if you have limited carpentry knowledge). First, measure the length of the screen and divide by 12”. This will give you the number of bases you need to attach. Depending on how wide the panels are, you could also craft one base per panel.

Cut 12” lengths of wood that are about 2” thick. Mark the center of the wood piece and cut a 1½” groove the same width as the screen divider panel so that it fits snugly inside. You can paint or varnish the wooden bases to match the divider.

Set up the room divider accordion-style, and place one of the removable bases under each panel.

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