Separating spaces can optimize smaller spaces and it can provide necessary division for larger spaces. When it comes to separating a space, there are a few options available for all budgets and design styles.
Ways to Separate a Room Easily
- Sliding barn doors
- Room divider
- 3, 4, 6, or 10-panel screen
- Privacy curtain with a ceiling track
Some methods of room division work better in certain situations. In open lofts or studio setups, the movable room separators such as screens and dividers may work best. Curtains with a ceiling rack are also better suited for studio setups or in basements but they can be used in other rooms in larger homes as well. Let’s discuss where these room separating décor ideas will fit in best.
Sliding Barn Doors
Sliding barn doors are one of the most trendy door options right now. They are being used for closets, bathroom doors, and even bedroom doors. They add quite a bit of artistic and design flair to a space.
These can be heavy to hang and they will require box rail barn door hardware to perfectly accentuate the door. A sliding barn door can easily slide open to make a space feel bright and airy and then slide closed for privacy.
These will not be ideal in large rooms such as lofts or studio apartments but could work for bathroom or pantry doors in these types of spaces. Barn doors typically work best in other home styles such as condos, larger apartments, townhouses, duplexes, row homes, single-family homes, and in businesses.
A room divider is a simple screen that can be set up as one panel. It is free-standing and offers instant privacy. These are used in offices and homes to separate spaces. They are great for dividing a room. Typically, workout equipment is best hidden behind these. There are also outdoor dividers that can be used on patios for a bit of privacy from neighbors.
3, 4, 6, or 10-Panel Screens
Panel screens fold and set up in an accordion-type of style. These can be 3, 4, 6, or 10 panels depending upon how much privacy you need. What is fantastic about a panel screen is the fact that it easily folds back up. These are easily portable and can be moved to any location within the house. If you are trying to create room division between a dining room and living room, or perhaps you are dividing a large bedroom that two children are sharing, a panel screen will provide the perfect solution to the room division problem.
Privacy Curtain With a Ceiling Track
For those who simply do not have a lot of rooms and require privacy, a privacy curtain with a ceiling track may be the solution. The ceiling track is mounted to the ceiling just as a curtain track would be mounted above a window.
The curtain is specialty designed to attach to the ceiling track and drape from the ceiling down to the floor. A ceiling track curtain can easily go completely around a bed, this is ideal for living spaces where the living space is also the sleeping space. These can be shaped to any angle to run the curtain. Sometimes these are used in home theaters to create a “black out” experience in a basement. In this instance, a small track may be utilized but the curtain will still go from floor to ceiling.
Why Create Room Separation?
When it comes to room separation, there are many reasons why someone might want to divide their space by utilizing any of the previously mentioned methods. Crafting spaces can be quite messy and if unexpected guests stop by, it is easy to hide the mess behind a room divider or sliding barn door.
The same is true for siblings that share a room. Any of these room dividing methods could give them the sense of having their own space, rather than a shared space. Sliding doors double as an artistic flair in a home, these are perfect for those looking for an eye-catching yet simplistic design. All of these separation techniques will help close off spaces that you do not wish for others to see and provide a sense of privacy when needed.