Creativity can be quite the premium when it comes to the matter of defining a space. As modern architecture favors open floorplans and large common areas with little delineation between cooking, living and dining areas, sometimes we have to take matters into our own hands to control flow and function. Enter the art of room dividers; they can double as art and pseudo-wall, lending a smidge of privacy without permanently disrupting the architecture of the structure in which it stands. And for those who prefer a slightly airier, more open feel to their homes, hanging room dividers are a perfect solution for an undefined space; that’s why we’ve rounded up some cool ones, ranging from opulent yet somehow organic capiz shells and laser-cut floral patterns to strong, geometric creations that couldn’t be more contemporary if they tried. A little separation can do a lot of good, so here’s some inspiration.