The description of DIY Amazing Room Dividers
A room divider can create privacy in a small space, or deﬁne new areas in a large, open space. The beauty of the room divider, as opposed to a wall, is its impermanence. Installing room dividers maintains the ﬂexibility to change a space’s utility with relative ease. They can be moveable— sliding away or hanging down to suit the needs of the moment. They can be opaque— allowing light to permeate and air to circulate. A bookcase or curtains make some of the fastest room dividers, but you can DIY one with almost anything— even rope or old vinyl LPs. With a little creativity you can ﬁnd a solution that will ﬁt your budget, design style, and lifestyle needs. Check out these DIY Amazing Room Dividers.
The Great Divide
Fantasies of having a home office and walk-in-closet can be crushed by the cramped realities of apartment living. But, don't give up! You can keep that spare room dream alive if you learn to harness the power of the divider. Here are ten inventive designs that you easily can make yourself—no board approval required.
Old Door Room Divider
One person’s discarded old door is another person’s room divider. You'll find doors-o-plenty at salvage yards, garage sales, flea markets and dumpsters. Touch them up with a light sanding and some paint (if necessary), hinge them together, and presto-changeo—a swanky room divider. Consider mixing different styles for more interest.
Unless you have 2,000 multi-colored Ikea clothes hangers sitting around, this room divider will be a stretch to make (the Chromatic Screen was created by LikeArchitects for the 2012 Oporto Show). Consider some other creative ways to reuse plastic hangers to create an interesting wall-hanging sculpture and artfully define your space.
We've seen shipping pallets turned into some amazing things, so no surprise to see them reconstituted into a semi-private room divider. Same prep rules for old doors apply here: sand them down and hinge them together. Consider using them as permanent partitions too, providing privacy while promoting light and air flow.
Turn down the volume and listen up! Gather your old vinyl records, drill four holes in each, and attach them with either metal rings or string to create this ceiling suspended divider. You can paint the LPs or cover them in contact paper for a more unified, mod look. Leave them as is to add a Hard Rock Cafe vibe to your place. Rock on!
Window treatments are designed to keep people from peeking into your house or apartment, so why not hang them for indoor privacy? A pole or curtain rod suspended from the ceiling, some rings or hooks, and drapery panels are all you need to create some drama and division in your space. Best of all, you can easily close and open your curtains as needed.
This room divider creates definition without obstructing views and light—an important consideration if you have a small, dimly lit space. You can make it easily enough with some framing lumber, wood screws, finishing nails, and paint. Build it ceiling height to anchor securely.
Just like old doors, salvaged windows can make an artistic room divider. This one is made from nine-matching sashes, but you can create yours with different sized units and mis-matched designs. If you seek some privacy, just add a drape—they're windows after all.
Offering a playful, practical appeal, chalkboard paint lets you create a room divider that can also take notes. This divider is simple to make: just buy three pieces of cut plywood and hinges. Score some colored sidewalk chalk and you can change the look of it daily. Consider any number of chalkboard paint colors to make it even more of a stand-out!
The classic bookshelf can be one of the simplest room divers to make.