Long gone are the days when walls were the only way to create a partition between two rooms, and with the world gleefully embracing open plan living, decorating solutions that allow you to delineate space without walls are all the rage. Creating a partition between two rooms is no longer about simple design. There are plenty of options that allow you to maximize space, create new dynamics with an open interior and also ensure that you do not compromise on style. And today, we take a look at how imaginative room dividers can completely alter your bedroom while adding value to it!
There is nothing revolutionary about simple room dividers, and they have been around since ancient Egypt and Chinese empires. But today we are looking past the simple screens and antique pieces and flipping through ideas that let your bedroom multitask with ease and elegance. From bedrooms with cozy conversation and breakfast nooks to those that need better integration with the master bathroom, ingenious room dividers come in handy every single time!
Inspired by the Classics
While antique screens and room dividers might not be ideal for contemporary bedrooms, both in terms of practicality and style, one can still draw plenty of inspiration from them. Much like the classic Shoji screens and room dividers used in Japanese design, a perforated wooden room divider is a great option that adds natural warmth to the bedroom. It can easily delineate the bedroom from the living space or home office next to it without blocking light. Simple floating wooden panels offer a more solid solution, while a screen inspired by Mediterranean style offers more artistry and visual flair.
Storage and Display Space
Why waste the space in your already tiny urban apartment with a room divider that offers absolutely nothing? With space becoming a key aspect of contemporary apartment design, a series of storage units that act as a room divider make perfect sense. These minimal boxes can be stacked in any shape that you desire, and you can custom create such room dividers depending on your precise storage needs. From acting as a wonderful bookshelf or a lovely display to helping you hide away your entire wardrobe, these closet-style room dividers definitely offer value for the money!
Utilize the Bed
Turning to the bed to draw some inspiration for your room divider is not a bad idea, and you can utilize either the foot of your bed or the headboard as the reference point. For some, there is a peaceful and efficient home office on the other side of the nifty divider, while others might want to walk into a relaxing bathroom with a standalone bathtub or even a Jacuzzi. An extended headboard that mimics the aesthetics of a half-wall and also hides a bookshelf is a popular choice, while resourceful DIY solutions can save dough and deliver exactly what you want. (Provided you have the skill and time to get the job done)
Curtains and Glass
One of the reasons why we stayed away from sliding glass doors as room dividers is because they seem so cliché and obvious in the contemporary bedroom. But if you feel that only glass walls can give you the adequate privacy and tranquility in the bathroom or home office nestled within the bedroom, then do go down that path. Translucent glass frames and curtains offer far more cost-effective solutions that are easy to incorporate. At the end of the day, it is about what works best in your bedroom!