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Style That Saves Space: 25 Inspired Room Dividers for the Living Room

There comes a time when mere functionality does not do it anymore and you are looking for new ways to elevate the aesthetics of your living room. In the era of the open plan living, it is additions like rugs, lighting fixtures and accent pillows that generally allow you to give the living space a quick makeover. But those who wish to delineate space in the living room without actually turning to walls need something more distinct. A room divider is the ideal option, as it allows you to divide the living area from the kitchen, dining space or even home office next to it without completely cutting off one room from the next.

Room divider crafted from twigs is an absolute showstopper Style That Saves Space: 25 Inspired Room Dividers for the Living Room
Room divider crafted from twigs is an absolute showstopper! [Design: coleprevost]

Smart home dividers deliver exactly what you need – free passage of light and visual connectivity despite clearly creating boundaries between two rooms. The best part of it all is that you have a wide array of room dividers to pick from that venture beyond just glass walls! Today’s roundup of 25 such creative room dividers for the living room will force you to look at redecorating your home in an entirely new light!

Storage and Display

Using the living room divider to add a wonderful display or even additional storage options is a great way to make the most of the available space in your small urban apartment or modest modern home. The idea here is to separate the living room from the kitchen or dining room next to it without disturbing the style of each of the rooms and allowing for an effortless transition between both spaces. A combination of closed units for the base and open shelves at the top is a practical choice that allows for the unobstructed flow of light and a visual connection between the living area and the rooms next to it.

Make the most out of your room divider by using it as a display and storage unit [Design: Join Constructions / Andrew Benn]
Make the most out of your room divider by using it as a display and storage unit [Design: Join Constructions / Andrew Benn]
Room divider offers storage space both for the living room and the kitchen [Design: The Cousins]
Room divider offers storage space both for the living room and the kitchen [Design: The Cousins]
Imaginative room divider elevates the style quotient of the living room [Design: Madson Design]
Imaginative room divider elevates the style quotient of the living room [Design: Madson Design]
Bookshelf room divider with half wall offers ample display space [Design: Bulhon Design Associates]
Bookshelf room divider with half wall offers ample display space [Design: Bulhon Design Associates]
Cupboard and bookshelf unit offers storage and display space even while doubling as a room divider [Design: BAAN design]
Cupboard and bookshelf unit offers storage and display space even while doubling as a room divider [Design: BAAN design]
Expedit bookshelf from IKEA used as a room divider in the shabby chic home [From: Corynne Pless Photography]
Expedit bookshelf from IKEA used as a room divider in the shabby chic home [From: Corynne Pless Photography]
Half walls and bookcases help define space without using walls [Design: 450 Architects]
Half walls and bookcases help define space without using walls [Design: 450 Architects]

Bringing Textural Beauty

Maybe all you want is a lovely room divider that just separates two spaces and multitasking is not really a priority. If that is the case, then think of adding another unique texture or finish to the living room with the help of this nifty divider. Since most modern living rooms are covered in sleek, polished surfaces and a touch of metal, the glint of glass or even the warmth of wood is a welcome change. A simple and stylish screen or even a metal mesh works well in certain homes, and these ultra-sleek dividers also take up minimal foot space.

Simple and colorful screen acts as a room divider even while allowing free passage of light [Design: Tobin + Parnes Design Enterprises]
Simple and colorful screen acts as a room divider even while allowing free passage of light [Design: Tobin + Parnes Design Enterprises]
Unique room divider using wooden boxes separates the living and dining spaces [Design: Betty Wasserman]
Unique room divider using wooden boxes separates the living and dining spaces [Design: Betty Wasserman]
Wire mesh used as room divider in the contemporary living room of New York home [Design: BarlisWedlick Architects]
Wire mesh used as room divider in the contemporary living room of New York home [Design: BarlisWedlick Architects]
Woodsy room divider also allows you to showcase wall art [Design: Cornerstone Architects / Photography by Andrew Pogue]
Woodsy room divider also allows you to showcase wall art [Design: Cornerstone Architects / Photography by Andrew Pogue]
Bronze plates, glass and mirrors shape a stunning room divider [Design: Axis Mundi]
Bronze plates, glass and mirrors shape a stunning room divider [Design: Axis Mundi]
Custom crafted room divider brings a hint of artistic beauty to the living room [Design: SFA Design]
Custom crafted room divider brings a hint of artistic beauty to the living room [Design: SFA Design]

A World of Glass!

Adding a translucent glass wall or sliding and folding glass doors to create a partition between the living area and the bedroom in the small studio apartment is a trendy option. If you are veering towards glass walls, then it is best to add a layer of drapes that gives you more privacy when needed. Etched and chemically treated glass panes coupled with sleek metallic pipes give the living room an industrial touch, while colorful glass partitions and those with intricate patterns and designs enliven the room instantly.

Custom glass wall room divider with drapes encloses the bedroom [Design: Axis Mundi]
Custom glass wall room divider with drapes encloses the bedroom [Design: Axis Mundi]
Frosted glass room divider separates the modern living room from the beautiful home office [Design: Morlen Sinoway Atelier]
Frosted glass room divider separates the modern living room from the beautiful home office [Design: Morlen Sinoway Atelier]
Steel beams and glass panes make for practical and fun room dividers [Design: Grace Home Design]
Steel beams and glass panes make for practical and fun room dividers [Design: Grace Home Design]
Custom doors used as room dividers can be folded away when not needed [Design: Ohashi Design Studio]
Custom doors used as room dividers can be folded away when not needed [Design: Ohashi Design Studio]

Turn to Custom Solutions

What works for one might not for others, and your need for a room divider, both in terms of size and style, could be very different from what is currently available in stores. Do not shy away from custom solutions that deliver exactly what you need. Living room dividers in metal and glass can be created by your local artisan with ease, and often they are far less expensive than dividers in furniture shops. A simple television stand and entertainment unit, a lovely bookshelf or even a series of twigs that you could easily collect this fall –only your imagination limits the style and form of a room divider!

Awesome room divider holds turn-able TV and two-sided fireplace [Design: Despina Design]
Awesome room divider holds turn-able TV and two-sided fireplace [Design: Despina Design]
Pattern of the room divider brings a hint of Mediterranean charm to the contemporary living space [Design: Charco DESIGN & BUILD]
Pattern of the room divider brings a hint of Mediterranean charm to the contemporary living space [Design: Charco DESIGN & BUILD]
Room divider for the modern living space crafted from wooden slats is a popular choice [From: Andrew Snow Photography]
Room divider for the modern living space crafted from wooden slats is a popular choice [From: Andrew Snow Photography]
Soundproof your room in style when needed with folding doors [Design: Moon Design + Build]
Soundproof your room in style when needed with folding doors [Design: Moon Design + Build]
Turn the trendy media unit into room divider in the open plan living [Design: Neslihan Pekcan – Pebble Design]
Turn the trendy media unit into room divider in the open plan living [Design: Neslihan Pekcan – Pebble Design]
A perfect way to create a room within a room [Design: GRADE New York]
A perfect way to create a room within a room [Design: GRADE New York]
Hallway separated from the media room using simple screens [Design: Stone+Glidden]
Hallway separated from the media room using simple screens [Design: Stone+Glidden]

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