A shelving unit is one of the easiest pieces to use as a divider. It allows the eye to travel through and see the other side, while still giving the sense of separation. Plus, it becomes decorative when filled with unique and personal items.
Glass dividers give the impression of a break between spaces without feeling overpowering. This particular textured glass gives a little more privacy than a completely transparent option.
Don’t feel like dividers need to take up a lot of space: This low-level shelf with floor-to-ceiling poles gets the job done in a contemporary and unique fashion.
Think about how your furniture can double as a divider. The solid backing on this banquette instantly separate the kitchen from the living area.
Take a look from the living-room view. You’d never know you were looking at the back of a banquette! Sneaky, sneaky.
I love that this divider is created from distressed window panes. It’s unique and adds visual interest. And, let’s face it; a home can never have enough windows.
In the bedroom, maximize your divider by turning it into a closet space. In this instance, it provides privacy to the bed area, while creating a separate hallway for dressing. Mirror the doors and you've got a makeshift dressing room!
Feeling cramped on width space where you’d like to place the divide? A wall screen will solve that problem. Choose one in a fun shade for an enticing pop of color, slap a framed piece of artwork on it, and boom — a super chic and inexpensive divide is yours.
This geometric wall partition doubles as an artistic piece.
There’s truly no height requirement for a divider. These shorter bookshelves separate this long and narrow room just as well. Plus, it gives the space a cozy bookish feel.
These cupboards likely already acted as a divider, but the designer enhanced the look with this super-cool branch motif. Who’s looking into the next space when this catches your eye?
Always think function with a divider. This piece separates the living space from a home office, and is used as an organizer. You can never have enough storage.
Run dividers parallel to a stairwell to create an instant hallway. This will help living areas feel that much more private.
Dying for a built-in eating area? Place it between kitchen and living area and guess what, a divider has been created. Plus, it separates the spaces while still allowing those eating to be involved with whatever action might be happening in the living room. The ultimate balance.
When you have an unusual space that’s too small for a primary room yet too large for an entry, it's time to think divider. This curved built-in creates both a niche for the piano and a hallway that will lead visitors directly into the remainder of the home.
By now it’s old news that shelving units are a great answer to the divider, but I had to throw this picture in here anyway. This bookshelf not only separates the living area from the kitchen, but the designer created a little reading nook by including a chaise lounge directly in front of the shelves.
China cabinets can be a pricey investment, so why not create and customize one yourself within your divider? Include open shelving so prized pieces can be on display year-round.
Like shelves, fireplaces are another great option for dividers. The benefit is twofold: Spaces are separated, yet both the dining and living areas get use of the fire. There will be no cold feet in this home.
Same room, different shot. I love how this space feels open, yet clearly broken into distinct areas.
Divide a space in high style with an oversized curved wall. Complement with a contemporary sofa that matches the curve. Guests will be so impressed with this chic statement they’ll never even think to see what’s hiding behind the wall!
Dividers are also great spots to stick a flat-screen TV. It’s nice that the TV is unseen from the kitchen and dining area; it also keeps those sitting in the living room faced toward the middle of the space and involved in any activity.
If it works with your space, a kitchen island can also double as a divider. Sneak one of our favorite shelving units onto the end for additional visual interest.
I like that this divider can be used to store all the dining room necessities, and that it used artwork to heighten its presence. This makes it all the more interesting!