When shopping for a room divider to separate our upstairs loft from the rest of the house, my husband and I wanted a natural wood product. We also knew that we did not want a permanent wall that closed our kids’ bedroom loft off from the rest of the house. We thought of hanging room dividers, but these did not seem practical since we had 20ft. loft ceilings. So we searched the internet to find durable and eco-friendly product for our kids’ bedroom.
Wood dividers were hard to find. Durable and eco-friendly dividers were even more scarce. However, we were able to find a bamboo room divider that fulfilled all our needs. We ordered the Gaiam Bamboo Room Divider online and we were not disappointed. We have a post and beam hybrid house, and the bamboo wood screen creates a clean and natural look. If you know about bamboo plants, you know that they are renewable. In fact, they can grow 4 feet a day after being harvested. Bamboo is also a hard wood, but is extremely flexible. This is a perfect attribute for a divider as we are constantly folding and moving our panel to fit our needs in the loft/bedroom area of our home. Our divider is not made with pesticides, and is finished in a non-toxic water- based finish.
We loved that this particular panel was larger than most. We have a large upstairs loft bedroom for our children and we needed 2, 8ft(long) x 6ft (high) screens to create privacy for our children at night. During the day, we roll open their bamboo room dividers to create a family /media room feel. They are light (26 lbs) and are easy to roll way. Moreover, their bedroom space seems bigger because it is open to the first floor. Other reviewers mentioned that they use their dividers’ for studio apartments- to create a privacy in a space that lacks walls. Some use this divider to create a “guest room” within a living area. Another great use for this product- create an elegant waiting room in a home or business office. This product is versatile, and can be used in a number of configurations.
My Gaiam Bamboo Room Dividers are the topics of many great conversations. People love the natural look to them, and they are quite the conversation starter. Their elegant texture and curved outlay remind me of both water and the forest.