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Joy Division: The 9 Most Stylish Room Dividers We've Ever Seen

Whether you’re styling a compact studio or breaking up a massive loft, dividing a space in an effective and impactful way leaves plenty of room for creative problem solving. These inspired spaces demonstrate total mastery over unique floor plans. Their spirited and soulful use of color, architecture, and furniture creates key focal points and cohesive flow. Get ready to be schooled in the art of separated togetherness.

De Boer Gouda Willem Lutjens Bookcase

De Boer Gouda Willem Lutjens Bookcase (price upon request)

Get the architectural vibe without added construction, via sculptural furniture with three-dimensional appeal.

Romweber Figural Burl Wood Bar Cart $4,200.00

We love the idea of breaking up a studio apartment (in the same vein as above) with a chic bar cart placed flush against a wall. Wheeled pieces allow for infinite options in dividing up a space.

Vintage Simple Curved Black Metal Shelving with Black Mirrored Glass $3,667.00

Sculptural details that employ the use of negative space add visual interest and depth on top of function. 

Ferm Living Iron Planter Box $299.00

A single planter or multiples lined in a row is an unexpected way to break up a room with some vibrant color.

Vintage Danish Teak Bookcase Freestanding Shelves $1,995.00

Freestanding shelves positioned flush against a wall visually breaks up a space without becoming too dense. 

Michel Ducaroy for Roche Bobois Cabinet and Room Divider $4,338.00

This vintage 1970s cabinet and room divider composed of aluminum and plexiglass adds a dreamy, open dimension of cool architecture.

Ludvik Volak for Drevopodnik Holesov Wall Unit $1,800.00

Room dividers offer clever ways to break up space with no major construction needed. Depending on the level of privacy you want to achieve between sections, go for light, artful silhouettes or more solid models.

Romboidale Divider Bookshelf

Pietro Russo Romboidale Divider Bookshelf (price upon request)

Pietro Russo’s iconic divider bookshelf is the stuff our dreams are made of. The epitome of floor-to-ceiling cool, this iconic statement maker is the ultimate in well-read room accessories. 

Norm Architects for Menu Norm Floor Mirror $600.00

Use mirrors to add dimension to a small space. Freestanding, floor-length models will accentuate light and add depth.

What are your best tips for dividing a room, small or otherwise?