In recent years, homeowners have increasingly been looking for new and innovative ways to transform their existing spaces to be more livable. This trend is partially motivated by the poor real estate market leading to many homeowners desiring to stay in their current homes rather than move to new homes. With the market in the state that it is, new solutions for how to improve living conditions in the existing home are always being explored.
When it comes to home renovation or updating, the division of larger rooms into two or more smaller spaces is very popular. This can be achieved by putting up a new wall between two areas within one room or by moving an existing wall. Of course, these options can be rather expensive. Other solutions such as folding doors and partitions are also somewhat popular, although they each require dedicated space for storage, which can sometimes undercut the impact of the initial project.
However, another solution to the room division problem has been gaining stream in recent months: roller shades. Roller shades are commonly used as window treatments but can also be used to divide a room. Roller shades can go from floor to ceiling, which makes them an attractive option for people who want to completely block visibility from one space to another.
Roller shades can also be made into motorized shades, which makes lowering and raising the curtains to change the space easy. A standard rolling room divider requires manual operation, whereas motorized roller shades can be operated with a remote control or a computer. Roller shades also offer a wide range of customization options, particularly with fabric type. Therefore, a roller shade room divider can be seamlessly worked into the existing décor of the space.
Because roller shades are made from material intended to block sunlight through windows, they are extremely effective with blocking the light from one side of a space the other. However, roller shades are not the most efficient when it comes to blocking sound. Therefore, if silence on either side of a divided room is important, roller shades may not be the best option available. Roller shades are also not terribly resilient against time and wear, and therefore they would not be considered one of the most durable options for room division.
For decorative appeal and ease of use, roller shades are an excellent option for room division. A wide range of available fabrics as well as the ability to motorize roller shades makes them both attractive and easy to use. Roller shades are also much more affordable than complete construction of a wall or implementation of a sliding wall is, which makes them a well-liked option for many homeowners looking to divide a space without drastically changing the architecture of the home. For a possibly temporary and nevertheless efficient, attractive, and easy-to-use solution for room division, roller shades are certainly a great choice.