10 Room Dividers and Folding Screens We Love

updated Mar 17, 2021
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Anyone living in a small space knows that creating a distinct layout between areas of a room is important to its overall flow. And one of the easiest ways to do so is with a chic room divider. When it comes to dividers, most people fall into one of two camps: the screen lovers and the shelving lovers. Dating back centuries, room divider screens are a chic way to separate sleeping spaces from living spaces while also adding an element of modesty and privacy between the two. Some are more opaque, which is ideal when privacy is a primary concern, or if the mere suggestion of separation is enough, others let a bit more light through. On the other hand, you have open shelving. A great way to double up on storage space, these pieces are also an eye-catching design element. Whether you need to carve out a bedroom in a studio apartment, differentiate a foyer from a living room, or just add a little private space anywhere, these room dividers will get the job done. Below, we rounded up 10 of the best room dividers around. Happy shopping!

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With a unique medallion Renaissance reproduction printed on either side, this is a room divider that you'll be passing on to your grandchildren. Made from kiln-dried wood panels and covered in high-quality, textured faux leather, this room divider is the definition of elegant.

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West Elm

The three-tiered design of this West Elm pick adds a little something extra to your space. Available in a range of colors and prints, this divider makes a truly beautiful decor piece.

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An attractive way to partition a room and create a little extra storage space at the same time, the Dakota Geometric Bookcase is a unique take on the room divider. The bold, asymmetric silhouette is a modern dream, while three color options make it adaptable to any space.

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Urban Outfitters

Pretty and intricate, the tri-fold Amber Carved Wood Room Divider Screen from Urban Outfitters would fit perfectly into any boho or Moroccan-themed room.

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Add a touch of natural material to a modern space with a rattan woven divider like this one from Wayfair. Perhaps best of all, this four-panel design comes in four versatile colors.

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For those who love a good farmhouse accent, the Gaurav Four-Panel Solid Wood Folding Room Divider is the way to go. Coming in two finishes, we love this modern take on the classic decor element.

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This classic IKEA bookcase (a re-working of the old EXPEDIT) also makes a great room divider, as seen at the top of this post.

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For a bit of a contemporary Asian look, incorporate the Eudes Shoji Screen. The frosted glass provides a bit of privacy while still letting light through.

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Featuring a beautiful, abstract laser-cut tropical leaf design, the Papete Screen is definitely a treat for the eye. A wonderful way of bringing summer into your home all year round, we love the natural flair it adds to any space.

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Design Within Reach

A ripply room divider from the iconic midcentury design duo Charles and Ray Eames, this room divider is definitely an investment, but a classic one at that.

This post was originally published on September 19, 2016 and was last updated on March 17, 2021 to reflect current prices and offerings. Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.