I find one of the trickiest things about large interior spaces is how to break them down into small, functional areas while maintaining the airy, open feel of a loft. What’s the best way to have some privacy while you browse through your email at your desk while your boyfriend watches the game with surround-sound across the room? How do you close off your sleeping area for privacy without turning into a cave?
If theses are questions that you have had yourself, good news: turns out that there are as many options in room dividers as there are ways to divide up the room.
The screen pictured above is called the Nomad System, and is made of recycled, double-walled cardboard that comes in six organic colors. You can find it at Branch Home, the place to get “Sustainable Designs for Living”, for a mere $56.
IKEA offers affordable room dividers in natural textures like the white rattan AGENT divider or the the undulating bamboo HUTLET divider for under $50.
Or, break up your space with the EXPEDIT media center and leave some of the backless shelves open for a long view into the rest of the room. West Elm offers some similar shelving options with a more angular approach.
If you have a bigger budget and want a more unique look, try Plush Pod for brightly colored lacquer dividers, hanging curtains that will catch a breeze or the unique and (literally!) flexible soft wall in white, that offers privacy and texture, without sacrificing your natural light.
And, if you could use some color and drama, even? Check out what Dan Bleier Studios and Mebel Furniture has to offer. I love the geometric, 70’s vibe to this screen, and the horizontal stripes are sure to elongate any room:
Posted by Deirdre Zahl