Ten interiors that use innovative room dividers instead of walls

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A pastel pink wardrobe and silver theater curtains are featured in the latest lookbook. This highlights 10 creative ways to use room dividers to divide a space into different sections.

Even if it’s lightweight and mobile like a screen, fixed and adjustable like a curtain, or built into a building framework like a shelf unit, room dividers divide the space and enhance privacy. A practical and inexpensive solution to do.

The interior of this lookbook presents innovative solutions for partitioning large rooms, from Spanish and Australian homes to Japanese hotel rooms and exhibition spaces in Brazil and the United States.

This is the latest in a series of lookbooks that provide visual inspiration selected from Dezeen’s image archives. For more inspiration, see our previous lookbook, which introduces homes with parquet floors, compact bedrooms, and self-designed studios by architects and designers.


The photo is Luis Diaz Diaz

Ready-made house, Spain, by Azab

A pale blue curtain designed by architectural studio Azab slices the middle of this whimsical house in Bilbao.

The studio, which challenged the semi-circular floor plan, decided to divide the two bedrooms and the bathroom using a vibrant fabric sheath and inject a playful element into the apartment.

Other colorful features include a pink brew hood above the cooking stove, a yellow lacquered steel storage unit, and exposed walls.

Learn more about ready-made homes›


White and beige interior in Casa Arma
Photo by Denilson Machado of MCAE studio

Casa Arma, Brazil, Studio Melina Romano

This exhibition space looks more like a cozy apartment than a traditional exhibition hall, thanks to homely features such as flashy curtains, low coffee tables and mossy gardens.

Brazilian practice studio Melina Romano wants to use rounded elements and tactile materials to create a sensory atmosphere for participants in Casacor, São Paulo’s annual architectural and interior design festival. I was there.

Learn more about Casa Alma ›


Pink wardrobe that doubles as a partition
Photo by Elsa Young

Metamporhic Wardrobe by Studiomama, UK

Studiomama, a design studio based in eastern London, invented a pastel-colored wardrobe called Metamorphic. This wardrobe has a large set of doors that open towards the partition.

The closet features rails for hanging clothes, drawers of various sizes, and a set of doors that can be unfolded on the screen. This design shows how furniture partitions can be used as an innovative solution for creating private spaces in open-plan interiors.

Find out more about Metamorphic Wardrobes›


Claesson Koivisto Rune Tokyo Hotel
Photo by Yikin Hyo

K5 Tokyo Hotel, Japan, Claesson Koivisto Rune

The bank building in Tokyo, which survived the bombing during World War II, was turned into a boutique hotel by Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune. This practice aims to transform the property into a warm and cozy place by adding custom elements and furniture in deep brown tones.

Each of the 20 rooms has a delicate blue ombre curtain surrounding a wooden desk and cabinet, which guests can use as a private space for personal activities. Similar hand-dyed curtains in blue and white colors also surround the bed.

K5 Tokyo Hotel Details ›


Casa A12 by Lucasy Hernández-Gil
Photo by José Hevia

Spain, Casa A12, Lucasy Hernández-Gil

An indoor courtyard, bright orange furniture and a series of shiny silver curtains are some of the quirky features that Spanish studio Lucasy Hernández-Gil has added to liven up the basement of this Madrid apartment.

To address the lack of light and space downstairs, the studio painted the walls white and used dramatic full-height curtains that could be pulled back to seal the bedroom suite.

Learn more about Casa A12›


This one-story house in Melbourne has been renovated by local studio Foomann and includes bare wooden beams that span the entire building.
Photo by Willem-Dirk du Toit (top and top images)

Australian half-timbered house by Foomann Architects

Australian studio Fooman Architects was tasked with renovating a one-story home in Melbourne into a young family home, deciding to maintain the original wooden beams of the building and use it as a decorative structural element throughout. ..

A wooden bookshelf in the center of the house helps to divide the area that combines living, kitchen and dining. At the same time, it allows natural light to pass through the shared space without obstacles.

Learn more about Timber Frame House›


Screen divider by Philippe Malouin
Photo by Erik Lefvander

Study screen, USA, Philippe Malouin

London-based designer Philippe Malouin exhibited a series of 13 experimental room dividers in the historic interior of WeWork Bryant Park, a 1902 building by New York architect York & Sawyer.

Some are made of pale pink foam or dyed leather, but this curved screen is made of perforated metal and acts as a barrier to prevent residents from sitting behind. Its mint green color matches the paint on nearby fireplaces and walls.

See the details of the learning screen›


Dining room slat wall dividers
Photo by Victor Stonem

AdH House, Mexico, Simon Hamui

The interior of AdH House, a two-story house in Mexico City, is decorated with a variety of natural materials and wood, including eucalyptus wood, glass, quartzite, marble and brass, giving it a decadent look.

Made of wood and brass, the slat screen divider crosses the dining room, living room and corridors, allowing light to pass through and protecting privacy.

Find out more about AdH House›


AML Apartment by David Ito Architecture
Photo by Pedro Kok

AML Apartment, Brazil, David Ito Arquitetura

Located in a tall tower with panoramic views of São Paulo, the AML Apartment has large floor-to-ceiling windows designed to maximize city views.

Designed by David Ito Arquitetura for guests and clients who want to focus on hosting social events, there is a glass curtain wall and a set of sliding doors between the main living and dining areas, creating ample entertainment space.

Find out more about AML Apartment ›


Interior of Casa P82 designed by Lucasy Hernández-Gil
Photo by José Hevia

Casa P82, Spain, Lucas y Hernandez Gil

The walls of this Madrid apartment have been replaced with bright orange pop full-height partitions. This is in contrast to other subdued color palettes in the house.

Set in a 20th-century building in the heart of the city, the once cramped apartment has been refurbished to a spacious, modern and light exterior.

Learn more about Casa P82 ›

This is the latest in a series of lookbooks that provide visual inspiration selected from Dezeen’s image archives. For more inspiration, see our previous lookbooks introducing courtyards, coworking offices and villas.

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