Discover room divider options for all budgets and interior styles that you can use to create a dedicated home office space in your compact home.
Working from home is becoming more popular, but when you live in a small space, creating your home office space requires a little creative thinking for you to turn a tight corner into a terrific and functional living area.
In this case, room dividers tend to be quite appealing to many homeowners and renters alike. They offer the flexibility to cleverly partition a living space to form ‘rooms within rooms’ that enable you to create a stylish home office space with no need to invest in a costly and labour intensive home renovation project.
To make life a lot easier for you, here are some of the best room dividers out there that cater to all budgets and home decor styles for you to choose from.
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Turn your clothes rail into a plant room divider
Design your perfect home office space by transforming your clothes rail into a very DIY friendly and stylish plant room divider that will definitely help you bring the outdoors in to freshen up your home. All you need is a clothes rail, a selection of trailing plants of your choice (I highly recommend heading to Dobbies for this), a fishing wire, and a pair of scissors to get the job done.
Choose the right spot for you to place the divider by ensuring that your plants will get enough sunlight they need to blossom. Or simply go for real-looking artificial house plants if you are allergic to pollen or any indoor plants. Then assemble the clothes rail using the manufacturer’s instructions manual. Next, hang your chosen plants, starting with the trailing plants first that could be wrapped around the edges of the clothes rail with fishing wire, and then follow suit with your potted plants and other ornaments of your choice. And voila!
Opt for a modular room divider system
DIY expert B&Q launched the highly affordable GoodHome Alara modular room divider system a few months ago to enable people during the pandemic to easily partition their living spaces, as they ease into their new work-from-home daily routines, amongst other things. This option is ideal to create your home office space if you have reasonably good DIY skills.
The highly customisable and robust room divider that is available in various sizes, colours and design options comes with simple and secure push-fit connections that make it very easy to install. All you have to do is to connect with posts using push-fit clips provided with the posts and connect with panels using the dowels provided. The room divider offers a slatted, glass, and other designs that let light through and inject character to the room. If none of the available colours match your home aesthetics, the room divider is easily paintable in a colour scheme of your choice prior to its installation, and it withstands everyday marks such as crayons and spilt drinks.
Click here for a detailed DIY video tutorial of the GoodHome Alara modular room divider system.
Go for the industrial look
Ideal for bringing the industrial trend into your home with its combination of mango wood and contrasting back iron frame, the Talbot Shelving Unit can be cleverly used in any room both as a storage solution and a room divider for you to create a dedicated home office space.
Depending on where you choose to place the five-shelf freestanding unit, be creative with how you opt to decorate it with books, ceramics or various decorative objects that will enhance your newly created home office vibes.
Enjoy French countryside chic
Bring timeless French farmhouse charm into your home with White Three Furniture Halifax White Painted Shelving Unit that comes with 4 handwoven rustic rattan baskets. Use the shelving unit as a room divider to help you create a separate home office space in your living quarters, while maintaining an airy open feeling, especially for open plan living areas.
The irregular spacing areas that form part of the shelving unit are good to display decorative objects alongside the small rattan baskets to add personality to the room divider. If white is not your favourite colour, simply apply a few coats of paint (after sanding of course!) on the room divider that best reflects your interior style, since the piece of furniture is built from solid mahogany and composite woods with crown moldings and antique brass hardware.
Experience Italian furniture design
With the customisable and modular Milonga bookshelves from Italian furniture designer Paolo Cappello, create a dedicated home office space that fully reflects your interior style and personality. The sophisticated Milonga bookcase is perfect to partition spaces, organise your home library, or showcase your object d’art all at the same time.
To suit your creativity style, the Milonga shelves can be lacquered in a stunning range of colours and the shelves can be selected to match the lacquer colour, or you can choose from a variety of wood options depending on the overall style you are seeking to achieve.
Add coastal vibes to your indoor
If you are into minimalist interior style, then the über elegant Rattan Webbing Screen from Cox & Cox is a great room divider that you can easily integrate into your living area to create a home office space that will make you feel like you are on a summer holiday all year round.
Made from rattan with a very robust cane frame and fine webbing to the surface, the three panel screen with its coastal vibes, can be used both to divide your space and provide a stylish backdrop for a cosy corner inspired by Mediterranean interiors with unrefined finishes. Each panel features two sturdy legs and a curved top, giving an elegant silhouette.
Explore Oriental craftsmanship
Elevate your dedicated home office space with the sophisticated Carved Ming Screen from Shimu that could serve as the perfect room divider in an Oriental inspired living space.
Handcrafted from individual pieces of wood fitted together using traditional mortise and tenon joints, the intricate lattice design in the upper panels of this rather sophisticated black lacquer screen, originates from the Ming dynasty in China. The screens panels draw inspiration from the interior windows or doors of a Chinese house. The bottom panels are in rattan fitted over wood.