In general, metal room dividers are used to divide up a large, open room, allowing for added privacy. Metal room dividers may also serve as a design accent.
Metal room dividers may be useful in shared spaces, such as children's bedrooms or home offices. A divider allows the homeowner to partially separate the space without creating two fully separate rooms.
Metal room dividers may be simple metal sheets or grates that are placed in the space, or they may serve a dual function as a bookshelf or a display rack for artwork. Room dividers that double as bookshelves are more versatile because the homeowner is able to customize the divide by adding more books.