Room Divider Ideas for the New Year

Room dividers are a great interior design element. In smaller rooms, dividers are a great option for homeowners who are looking for a way to merge function and beauty.  In larger rooms, dividers can serve a purpose, or they can simply serve as a beautiful representation of creativity and style.

Room dividers are great in that they allow you to reinvent a room without changing everything.  If you’ve been considering adding a room divider, but aren’t sure how to go about it, here are some tips to help you….

  • Install an indoor window for your divider. Windows are generally considered an exterior feature, but in reality, they can be a lovely addition to the inside of your home as well. By dividing your living room and dining room with an elegant glass window, for example, both rooms are clearly defined, but you maintain a feeling of openness.
  • A low built-in bookcase or cabinet can provide a great division for your entry. Ideally, you don’t want you living room to be fully exposed upon entering the house, yet at the same time, you don’t want a divider that will make your entryway feel to small and narrow. Lower dividers are a great option because you can create an entrance to your home, while maintaining spaciousness, and they also provide you with a great place to display books, collectibles, or other home décor.
  • Create a personal collage divider. Do you love creating family memoirs?  Does certain art or imagery appeal to you?  If so, express yourself in a more functional way by creating a collage of your family’s photos, art prints, book covers, etc. directly on a glass divider. It will look great in any room, and friends and guests will love how unique it is.
  • Make your own memo board divider. Combine a long cork board with a blackboard to create a huge memo board divider between your kitchen and pantry.  It’s the perfect place to post to-do lists for each family member, bills that need to paid, grocery lists, and coupons.
  • A huge mirror. Don’t just divide your rooms – make them bigger too!  Mirrors can make any room look bigger by reflecting light and thus creating the illusion of more space. Install a floor-to-ceiling mirror as a room divider and watch your small room transform.
  • Love wine? Use a wine rack as a divider between your dining room and kitchen.  It will entice your guests and serve as a unique feature in your home.

Heather & Alan Davis
Oklahoma City Realtors
http://www.alanandheatherdavis.com

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