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A room divider is a screen or piece of furniture placed in a way that divides a room into separate areas. Room dividers are used by interior designers and architects as means to divide space into separate distinct areas.

There are a number of different types of room dividers such as cubicle partitions, pipe and drape screens, shoji screens, and walls. Room dividers can be made from many materials, including wood, fabric, plexiglass, framed cotton canvas, pleated fabric or mirrors. Plants, shelves or railings might also be used as dividers. Portable room dividers have folded wall panels supported on wheels.

Types

In general, room dividers are used in one of these ways:

  • To divide rooms, creating a more efficient use of the space within the room.
  • As decorators and/or accent pieces to add character to room space.
  • To hide areas of different usage or privacy protection
  • To decorate rooms for better home design effect

Room dividers differ in nature being either:

  • Permanent as in using wine shelves in restaurants
  • Built in as in sliding partitions in offices
  • Portable or temporary as for example in convention centers
  • Fixed room dividers and hanging room dividers

They may completely obscure as in floor to ceiling dividers, or may allow sight through as for example when plant pots are used to divide areas

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