Furniture as Room Divider

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When is it appropriate to use a piece of furniture, or multiple pieces of furniture as a room divider?  I am asked this question all the time.  Can a couch be a room divider?  What about a dining table?  What can I use to divide my living room, bedroom or dining room, without investing in a formal room divider?  What this question is really getting at is the very popular idea of conversation areas.  You can’t read a decorating article or watch a decorating show without someone talking about conversation areas.  This is a method of dividing up a large space, whether it is an open floor plan kitchen dining living room combo, or just a large living room by itself.   When you have a large space like this it’s nice to split it up so that, when entertaining, there are separate conversation areas, and it’s even nice on quiet family evenings at home, because the kids can watch their movies or play their games while you relax in the “quiet” area.  Here are some ways you can create a room divider using furniture!
1.  The Couch – Table Combo:  Behind a sofa, place a console table  (also called a sofa table) to create an obvious break in the room.  Sofa tables are like long, skinny, tall coffee tables, usually reaching right above the top of the back of the couch.  Look for a sofa table that matches or complements your decor perfectly, there are contemporary, classic and transitional models for any home.
2. Think outside of the box!  A see through bookcase style room divider like the Rolling Room Divider is a great choice, it can break up a large room, extend a hallway wall and much more – the possibilities are endless!
Whatever your conversation area needs, simply rearranging the furniture can give you the same effect as a room divider can.

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