Room divider: 60 models of decoration and materials

Integrated environments do not always have to be so integrated. Often it is necessary to guarantee a certain privacy and to hide, even if softly, certain aspects of the environment. And for this you do not need a hard and heavy concrete wall. A simple room divider already solves the problem very well.

Environment partitions are on the rise in residential projects, especially in small houses and apartments. They are ideal for delimiting and dividing spaces without regret, and they also collaborate with the decorative and aesthetic aspect of the environment.

Currently there are different types of environment partitions available in the market. There is certainly one that fits your project perfectly. Learn below the most common types of partition and a selection of photos with partitions that will delight you.

Types of room partitions

Room divider


From Pernambuco origin, cobogos were created by three engineers from Recife - Amadeu Oliveira Coimbra, Ernest August Boeckmann and Antônio de Góis - in the years 1929 and 1930. The union of the initials of the surnames of the three gave rise to the word Cobogó.

Well, but story aside, the fact is that cobogos have once again dominated the scene, and nowadays they are present in varied projects, from the simplest to the most sophisticated.

The cobogos are nothing more than leaked elements, usually made of cement, that allow air circulation and natural light.

They can also be found in clay, ceramics and glass in the most varied shapes and colors.


Wood is always a model in architectural and design projects. For partitions, wood allows for varied shapes and designs. The material can be used in different types of decorations, from the most modern to the classic to the rustic.

With the wood it is also possible to create partitions and sliding doors, both models highly valued in the current projects.


For those who want an entire enclosed partition you can bet on the drywall. The material is a composite of gypsum fixed in galvanized steel structures. The good side of this type of partition in relation to a conventional wall is its easy and quick installation, the reduced cost and the possibility of removing it in the future without causing damage to the structure of the house.


Among the stones most used to create partitions are marble and granite. The stones give a touch of class and luxury to the environment, yet they are limited in regard to shapes and designs. The stones also do not allow the exchange of light and ventilation between the environments, except in cases where they are installed in vertical pieces separated from each other.

Metal or iron

Steel or iron plates can also be used as dividers and bring a modern and industrial look to the environment. The plates can be either leaked or whole, varying according to the style you want to give the project.

Another way to use the material in the partitions is to use it in the structure. In this model, the partition resembles a bookcase.


Glass is a very versatile material and can be used as a divider in different ways. One of the most common types found out there are the glass blocks. They are great for ensuring privacy as it is not possible to have a clear view of the other side through them. However, although they allow the passage of light, glass blocks are not good for air circulation, as they are fully enclosed unless they are installed with space between them.

But if you still want to bet on the glass, you can opt for a single colorless, smoked or blasted sheet. This type of partition resembles a bathroom stall. In this case, it is possible to install with leaked parts, allowing ventilation.

Other materials

In addition to the materials mentioned above, it is still possible to use as draperies partitions for screens, cloth curtains, among many other possibilities. There are also many designs of partitions made with recyclable materials such as glass bottles, cardboard, paper and pvc pipes.

A quick search for YouTube ensures good DIY or DIY ideas. When you get sick, you just have to change for another.

Around here you can also get inspired by different types of room partitions. Here's a selection of images with tabs in different projects:

Picture 1 - Between the home office and the room a glass partition; here it serves only to demarcate each room without concern for privacy.

Divisor to demarcate each room

Picture 2 - Partition of modern and striking environment of plastic pieces joined to each other.

Modern and striking room dividing

Picture 3 - Metal tubing forms this room divider that also serves as a support for decorative objects.

Metal pipe as environment partition

Picture 4 - Partition of room leaked between the living room and the dining room.

Room divider

Picture 5 - A shelf as partition: useful and functional idea.

Shelf as environment partition

Picture 6 - Remembering the old iron gates, this yellow room partition gives a shock of style in the environment.

Yellow room partition

Image 7 - Rails of different heights form this small room divider.

Rails form this small room divider

Image 8 - A glass room partition separates the kitchen from the foyer, even with the presence of the counter.

Glass room divides the kitchen from the entrance hall

Picture 9 - Wood room partition embedded in the plaster lining: half of the partition is leaked while the remainder works as a wall.

Wooden environment partition embedded in the plasterboard lining

Picture 10 - Partitions of colored glass leave the modern and sophisticated environments.

Room dividers with colored glass

Image 11 - Screen: besides dividing the environments it can be used as a clothes rack.

Screen as room divider

Picture 12 - Glass hinged doors divide and isolate the rooms - when necessary.

Glass hinged doors divide and isolate environments

Picture 13 - Sliding doors can also be used as room partitions.

Environment partition with sliding doors

Picture 14 - Frosted glass cutouts create a different and very functional partition.

Different and functional environment divider

Picture 15 - Partition made with steel frame and sheets of glass with pivoting opening; the casters allow you to move the partition from side to side.

Partition made with steel structure

Picture 16 - Partition of environment of wood of pinus leaked: the area created by the partition houses a small hall.

Environment partition of pine wood leaked

Picture 17 - Niches and shelves of wood and marble form this partition between the living room and the kitchen; note the unity of colors between environments.

Wood and marble niches and shelves

Picture 18 - Partition of metal all leaked allows to delimit the environments, without, however, hiding them.

Metal partition all cast

Picture 19 - Black Cobogó in flower format works as a wall for the living room sofa; the partition integrates perfectly with the rest of the décor.

Room divider divider

Image 20 - If the house is small, take advantage of the room divider as a shelf; so you create two functions for a single part.

Environment divider with shelf

Image 21 - To not leave the home office lost in the environment, the solution was to use the environment partition.

Home office environment divider

Image 22 - Some wooden partitions can be found ready; already for more elaborate projects the interesting thing is to have them made to measure.

Wood room partitions can be found ready

Picture 23 - Simple glass sheet separates the kitchen from the service area.

Room dividers with single glass sheet

Picture 24 - The partition is leaked, but with so many elements exposed in it the view of the kitchen is practically all covered up.

Room divider

Picture 25 - Partitions are increasingly used in service areas , especially in the small apartments.

Environment partition in the service area

Picture 26 - Gray of the room partition combines with the other elements of the room decoration.

Gray room partition in combination with other elements of the decoration

Image 27 - Decorative objects are displayed in the niches of the room divider.

Environment partition with niches

Image 28 - Curtain wall partitions are an economical and easy to do option.

Room divider in curtain format

Picture 29 - Bookcase or room divider? Both!

Partition as bookcase

Picture 30 - Modern decoration house bet on a partition with metal structure and wooden niches in green color.

Metal frame for home partition

Picture 31 - Partitions movable made with metal screen; lights further mark the location of the partitions.

Metal-screen environment furniture partitions

Picture 32 - Slatted partition of wood to divide the room of the rest of the house; advantage of dividers is to be able to remove them easily.

Wood slatted partition

Image 33 - Black color of the kitchen furniture was followed by the leaked sliding partition.

Slotted sliding partition

Image 34 - The cast-in wooden partition guarantees the entrance of natural light in the access corridor to the house.

Wood splitted partition

Picture 35 - Open now, now closed: this type of room divider allows the most suitable use for the moment.

Environment with partition

Picture 36 - This partition causes a striking visual effect with its wood cutouts between the niches.

Visual cuts on wood partition

Image 37 - With a little creativity any material can be used as a partition; in this image are the blue strings that stand out.

Any material can be used as a partition

Picture 38 - Between the classic and the modern, this partition in format of shelves stands out in the decoration.

Shelf-type partition

Image 39 - Marble stone gives support for the cast wooden beams forming the room divider.

Cast wood beams on room partition

Image 40 - Marble stone gives lift for wooden cast beams forming part.

Marble stone gives support for cast beams

Image 41 - Common on the windows, the nylon screen was used as a guard on that staircase; the result was modern and jovial.

Nylon Screen on Ladder

Picture 42 - Metal wire splits the kitchen room and still serves as support for some potted plants.

Metal wire splits the kitchen room

Picture 43 - The glass separates the room from the rest of the house, but does not guarantee the necessary privacy to the room.

Glass partition to separate the bedroom from the house

Image 44 - Slatted wooden partition separates the kitchen from the living room with style.

Wood slatted partition

Picture 45 - Partitions can also demarcate areas within the same environment, such as in that room where the partition separates the closet area from the bed area.

Environment partition to demarcate areas within the environment

Picture 46 - To guarantee the privacy of the room, the glass room partition is accompanied by a curtain.

Glass room partition is accompanied by a curtain

Image 47 - Internal area is divided from the external area by the glass, even though they are not integrated.

Internal area is divided from outer area by glass

Image 48 - A modern design living room partition for a house full of personality.

Modern Design Environment Partition

Image 49 - In this version, the ripped room partition is made of metal instead of the traditional wood.

In this version, the ripped room partition is made of metal

Image 50 - Balconies are great for splitting environments, not to mention that they are extremely functional.

Counter to divide environments

Picture 51 - The zig zag of the elastic strings creates a detachable partition for the house of young and modern style.

Drop-down environment divider with elastic rope

Image 52 - Clean and minimalist project won a partition with the same proposal.

Clean and minimalist design

Picture 53 - False wall with niches separates the sleeping area from the work area.

False wall with niches

Picture 54 - A tip to get right when choosing your partition is to use materials and colors present in the rest of the decoration to compose the partition.

Room divider: 60 models of decoration and materials

Picture 55 - Marble and wood composing a partition of classic and modern style at the same time.

Marble and wood composing a classic style partition

Image 56 - If you are in doubt on which material to choose for your room divider, bet on the wood; it goes well in any design style.

Wood Environment Partition

Image 57 - Cobogós leave the atmosphere warm and cozy.

Cobogós leave the atmosphere warm and cozy

Image 58 - Blocks of glass divide the environments without losing anything in the illumination.

Blocks of glass divide the environments

Image 59 - Between the walls of black marble, the slats of wood.

Wood slatted partition

Picture 60 - Partitions can help to stretch the environment, as in this image, if the partition was not there the chair would be lost between the environments.

Partitions can help extend the environment