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10 Best Room Dividers UK 2022

To instantly gain storage in a studio apartment or to separate a shared space, a room divider is exactly what you need. Sturdier and more portable than curtains, these folding panel screens can be used anywhere in shops, offices or the home to help you transform wasted space into a whole new room. 


Whether you're after privacy during Zoom calls or you'd like to jazz up a plain wall with on-trend rattan or bamboo, we have created this guide to direct you through each stage of decision-making, from finding the perfect length and height to the best materials. Once you've read through this, browse through our recommended dividers to buy on Amazon and eBay for a few inspiring ideas. 

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  • Last updated: 04-04-2022
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How to Choose a Room Divider in the UK - Buying Guide

It can be difficult to know how to choose a good room divider. From sizes to materials, there are so many factors to cover before you jump in and buy one for yourself. Not to worry, this guide will teach you everything you need to know about room dividers so you can know for sure which product is best for you. 

Choose a Material That's Both Appealing and Durable

First, there's the question of how to find the most appropriate material for you. In the next couple of paragraphs, you'll learn about the different strengths and weaknesses of the two most popular materials used in the making of room dividers; wood and wicker.  

Wood Is Strong, Heavy and Timeless

Wood Is Strong, Heavy and Timeless

Wood is a long-lasting material that can withstand all types of wear and tear. As for aesthetics, it can be sold with a natural finish or glossy paint, both equally pleasing to the eye. Wood is a versatile choice and it can be styled in almost any room, whether it's for a home, an office or a communal space. 


Of course, as a material it can be rather heavy, making it tricky to keep a room partition standing and secure if it's off centre. If you have a young family and you're worried about the stability of a room partition, bear this in mind and look to a lighter product that won't cause as much damage if it gets knocked over. Bamboo, in particular, is lighter than most solid woods.

Wicker Is Light, Flexible and Portable

Wicker Is Light, Flexible and Portable

Wicker is either made from rattan, bamboo or a synthetic material that is woven through various sticks. In a screen, it creates a sleek panel to block out light without being too overbearing. In comparison to wood, it varies in many ways. For example, it has a glossy sheen to it, it's extremely lightweight and it's even more durable in cold and wet weather. 


However, it's a lot cheaper to make than wood so, while it's usually more affordable, you can often expect a lower quality product than one made from thick, hardy wood. That being said, for light decoration and a good temporary privacy solution that you want to be able to move around with ease, wicker will be ideal. 

The Number of Panels Tells You How Many Times the Divider Folds

The Number of Panels Tells You How Many Times the Divider Folds

If you need a partition to stretch across the room or to block off a corner, you'll need to look for the highest number of panels in order to ensure that it's long enough. This would be around five or six panels, just to be on the safe side. 


Smaller room dividers, meanwhile, aren't necessarily designed for separating rooms but more for decoration and as a place to hang coats, towels and clothes. These are usually between three and four panels, not stretching too far but just long enough to make a difference. 


Knowing how many panels your divider has gives you an idea of how it folds up for storage and how to unfold it to balance it out.

What Length Will You Need? Find Out Before Buying a Divider That's Too Big or Small

What Length Will You Need? Find Out Before Buying a Divider That's Too Big or Small

This is the section where you can choose how long your divider needs to be in centimetres. This helps you to determine exactly whereabouts in your room of choice your divider can be placed. If the screen is too small, it won't have quite the impact you hoped for, nor will it properly conceal a cluttered corner!  


If you buy a divider that's longer than you expected, that's less of an issue as you can fold it in different ways to condense the size to your preference. As with all furniture, always check the dimensions to know just how long your room divider is. That way, you can be sure of where it will go and how it will look. 

A Good Height Will Offer More Privacy

A Good Height Will Offer More Privacy

Similarly, you'll also want to ensure that your room divider is a suitable height to conceal the space that you need it to, but this one is also a bit more about privacy. The majority of the partitions on our list are between 170 cm to 180 cm tall, which leaves little room for error. 


Finding the perfect height helps you to style your partition to be aesthetic and effective. Remember to bear in mind that if you're using your new room divider to create a private space, for instance, in a studio apartment when guests are staying, it's important that it's at least 170 cm so people can't easily see over the top of it

Top 10 Best Room Dividers in the UK

Based on the information that we've laid out in the paragraphs above, we have collated a list of ten of the most effective and affordable room dividers. You can read through the specifications and narrow down you choices until you find the perfect fit.

10

Hartleys4-Panel Shabby Chic Room Divider

£89.99

MaterialWood
Panels4
Maximum Length120 cm
Height173 cm
9

vidaXLSolid Mango Wood 3-Panel Room Divider

£132.00

MaterialMDF and solid mango wood
Panels3
Maximum Length120 cm
Height165 cm
8

BlueBoxInnovationsTokyo 4-Pane Room Divider

£139.99

MaterialWood and rice paper
Panels4
Maximum Length175 cm
Height179 cm
7

QIANDARoom Divider

£152.10

MaterialBamboo wicker
Panels4
Maximum Length160 cm
Height170 cm
6

murandoDecorative Room Divider

£147.99

MaterialWood and printed canvas
Panels5
Maximum Length225 cm
Height172 cm
5

vidaXL4-Panel Solid Mango Wood Room Divider

£132.00

MaterialMDF and solid mango wood
Panels4
Maximum Length160 cm
Height165 cm
4

murandoRoom Divider Mountains

£117.99

MaterialSpruce wood and canvas
Panels3
Maximum Length135 cm
Height171 cm
3

HartleysSolid Weave Handmade Wicker Room Divider

£59.99

MaterialWicker
Panels6
Maximum Length234 cm
Height170 cm
2

INMOZATAWicker Folding Room Divider

£135.99

MaterialWood
Panels6
Maximum Length240 cm
Height170 cm
1

COSTWAYFolding Room Divider

£78.95

MaterialAspen wood wicker
Panels4
Maximum Length170 cm
Height180 cm

Compare the Best Room Dividers

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1
COSTWAY Folding Room Divider 1

COSTWAY

2
INMOZATA Wicker Folding Room Divider 1

INMOZATA

3
Hartleys Solid Weave Handmade Wicker Room Divider 1

Hartleys

4
murando Room Divider Mountains 1

murando

5
vidaXL 4-Panel Solid Mango Wood Room Divider 1

vidaXL

6
murando Decorative Room Divider 1

murando

7
QIANDA Room Divider 1

QIANDA

8
BlueBoxInnovations Tokyo 4-Pane Room Divider 1

BlueBoxInnovations

9
vidaXL Solid Mango Wood 3-Panel Room Divider 1

vidaXL

10
Hartleys 4-Panel Shabby Chic Room Divider 1

Hartleys

Name

Folding Room Divider

Wicker Folding Room Divider

Solid Weave Handmade Wicker Room Divider

Room Divider Mountains

4-Panel Solid Mango Wood Room Divider

Decorative Room Divider

Room Divider

Tokyo 4-Pane Room Divider

Solid Mango Wood 3-Panel Room Divider

4-Panel Shabby Chic Room Divider

Features

A Super Efficient Partition That's Affordable Too

The Most Effective Option for Dividing Rooms Into Two

A Neutral Design for Every Home Interior

A Fresh Take on a Traditional Design

Delicate by Appearance, Durable by Nature

Section the Entire Room With This Large Divide

A Simplistic Yet Pretty Partition With Fans

Carefully Crafted With a Classic Japanese Style

A Stunning Design Perfect for Indoors and Out

A Cute Shabby Chic Partition With Shelving

Price£78.95£135.99£59.99£117.99£132.00£147.99£152.10£139.99£132.00£89.99
MaterialAspen wood wickerWoodWickerSpruce wood and canvasMDF and solid mango wood Wood and printed canvasBamboo wickerWood and rice paperMDF and solid mango wood Wood
Panels4663454434
Maximum Length170 cm240 cm 234 cm135 cm160 cm225 cm160 cm175 cm120 cm120 cm
Height180 cm 170 cm170 cm171 cm165 cm172 cm170 cm179 cm165 cm173 cm
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More Functional Yet Decorative Furniture Ideas

More Functional Yet Decorative Furniture Ideas

Re-doing your living room or just fancy getting a few design ideas? Have a look through our related articles for more furniture and accessories that will add both decoration and function to your home. 

Summary

Whether you were after some space-saving storage or a stylish room divider to brighten up a dark corner of the house, we hope that you found what you were looking for in this buying guide. Whatever product you chose, we are sure that you'll love the benefits of a room divider. 

Author: Annie Speight

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