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Using Louvered Doors as Room Dividers

IMG_7401There are many reasons why someone might want to take a larger room and section off some space. You may have a large second or third bedroom that isn’t needed for sleep and want to create a combination office and entertainment center. Or you may find that you have enough room to have an office in part of your bedroom, but you don’t want to see the office from your bed.

No matter what kind of room you have or what you’re planning to do with a portion of it, using a room divider is an affordable option to help you create new spaces within them.

Louvered doors provide you with a great opportunity to build the ideal room space that you want without having to incur the expense of building a separate, permanent wall.

How to Use Louvered Doors are Room Dividers

While louvered doors are not going to reach from the floor to the ceiling, that means you will need to secure them in a safe and effective manner. You could attach a bracket or buttress to the ceiling to which you connect the louvered doors, but this ends up being a more permanent solution.

You could also use the louvered doors as a screen. Use hinges on a series of louvered doors (such as 3 or more) and then place those louvered doors along the portion of the room that you want to divide, angled so that the doors stand upright on their own.

You could also connect a series of louvered doors end to end with a 90-degree angle, creating a portioned wall that will stand upright on its own.

Remember that louvered doors will offer some privacy, but they’re not designed to create a completely isolated room.

If the idea of partitioning off a room using louvered doors appeals to you, contact Canada Custom Shutters to see some more brilliant ideas that can have your room looking like a new living space.

Choosing the Right Room Divider for Your Space

4-P BLACK 600 x 700Room dividers have been growing in popularity with interior designers for the past decade or so. They add functionality along with an antique-type flare to your space. The overall design of dividers has not changed much; they are simple, graceful, and effective pieces of décor. No matter your decor or home-style you will find no difficulty in finding a room divider that will flow.

There are two main functions of a room divider or screen: to give a space separation and enhance its aesthetic appeal. If you have a dark and rather small space benefit from a brightly colored room divider screen in a corner. With limited space you may not have the ability to hang much or paint the walls (this is usually the case with rentals) but you can put a screen anywhere. A pale screen with a nice design in a dark bedroom is the perfect way to brighten it up and also to give you a little bit more in the way of privacy when you need to dress.

If you have a large, open, sunny space you want to base your divider choose on your décor. You can choose pretty much any color or pattern that will complement or contrast your current style. When you have this open-ended of an option you might consider looking an antique screen or investing in a custom design. These pieces are beautiful and finding or creating a unique one can be fun and rewarding.

A divider is a wonderful addition for your home office or a shared bedroom as well. In many households, Mom and Dad share an office and kids share a bedroom. Even if space isn’t an issue, everyone values privacy. Adding a screen to these rooms will give them separation without closing them off.

For smaller rooms, we recommend taking a look at our Shoji Screen line. The Japanese designs are pale in color, which will add the illusion of more space, and the simplicity will not overwhelm the room. These screen also make wonderful wall art and are easy to hang on any wall.

Why Is A Room Divider Better Than A Wall?

Room DividerRoom dividers are not just for those living in studio apartments; they can have a great affect in any space. When you want to segment, or partially segment, a room, you can put up a wall or half wall, but it’s much simpler and easier to add a room divider. There is a need for division of space and use, while maintaining flexibility and a sense of openness.

The divider you choose can be something as simple as a bookcase you already have or something artistically designed like the dividers we offer. Maximizing your space, while keeping your home comfortable, is key to loving where you live. Here are some ideas to consider when setting up your rooms:

Bookcases make excellent room dividers for a more architectural look that also provides great storage. Open bookcases (those with no backs) are light and airy in feel, but standard cases will provide a level of privacy and are a great idea for blocking off a bedroom area. It’s very important that these cases be bolted or otherwise stabilized so that they can’t be pushed over.

For a lighter look and more flexibility than book case dividers, room screens provide a more solid look than curtain dividers, but are movable and highly decorative. Shoji screens offer a clean yet exotic look that can sit on the floor or be hung from the ceiling. Paneled screens can be painted, mirrored or dressed with photographs, small paintings or fabric. These traditional room dividers are the most personalized and decorative of the category.

For a more expensive option, panel track systems usually used on windows can also be used as room dividers. These offer a modern, high-tech look that is attractive and functional. Cover up a kitchen wall or the bedroom area. Panels are modern looking yet provide a great deal of privacy without totally blocking the light. This is an excellent option for those looking for a clean look in their space. Installing the tracks that the panels hang from could require the help of a handyman.