Thanks so much to Jennifer Barger of The Washington Post Express for including me in her article, Dividing a Room Chicly with Screens, Bookshelves, or Curtains.  The article outlines key things to consider and is full of resources to find just the right solution for your space.   In addition to my thoughts, Darlene Chimaliro of Studio Mod(ish) gives great advice about sight lines when you do divide a space.  

Speaking of dividing rooms, here's a nice example from Avery Studios where the screen, suspended from the ceiling, creates a gallery hallway in the living area.  Be sure to check out all the ideas in Jennifer's article here.