Room dividers can be of huge help whether you have a stylish studio apartment or an open space within your house. Room dividers are perfect to maximize a small and compact space and also from a decorating point of view. They help in styling, personalizing and utilizing every inch in the house. They offer a lot of privacy, aesthetic elements and divide the room without altering the structure. You can split up the dining and living area, dining and the kitchen area, living room and the work area and even space inside the bedroom for reading or changing. Get inspired by the following list of room divider ideas that will help you in renovating and reorganizing your home.
• Simple Rope Division
There is no other simple way to use upholstery made from organic fibers as room dividers. If your room is too big, then adding a divider near the door is a way to soften the large space. This room divider is simple, easy to make and comes cheap. The divider here is made from jute, which comes pretty cheap at a hobby store. If you go for thinner jute, the cost will again go down. Thread the rope between the wooden shoe plates at the top and bottom. Even though this divider may not completely block the view, but serves the purpose of separating the space. It just shows how creative and innovative ideas can convert a regular room into something eclectic. If you look from the functionality angle, this open room can be used for many purposes and can still be used and accessible for anyone. The final outcome is just fabulous.
• PAX Divider
People staying in studio apartments know very well how having a single room for everything can be. The difficulty can be more if you have somebody sharing the room with you. To solve this problem, the only solution is to divide the room into two parts with a sliding wall. Décor shops have frosted glass doors that come in sizes that can stretch from the ceiling to the floor. These doors can slide smoothly on tracks, which enable you to convert a single room into two comfortable private spaces.
This is a fabric covered divider. This is one of the DIY room dividers that come pretty cheap. You need very few materials like ceiling hooks, drill, bit, pencil, measuring tape, adjustable connectors, hurricane tape, staple gun, hammer, staples and safety glasses. All you need is to select a fabric that matches your room’s décor and style. This is a flexible room divider that is attached to the ceiling with adjustable connectors allowing for vertical adjustment. This is a readymade divider that is fast and easy to make and the fabric is stretched over pre-built artist canvases each of 30inch by 50inch.
• Book Heaven
This divider is more about placement than it is about drill, screws and saws. All you have to do is rotate a book shelf ninety degrees so that it is perpendicular to the wall. This one you can purchase from a décor store. The one displayed here is from IKEA. Make sure to secure the unit properly to prevent it from tipping. Here, in this case IKEA has provided tip-over hardware restraint kits. The restraints will work depending on how you place the shelf. You can use a metallic “L” brackets that can be attached to a wall stud and to the top of the unit. Drill screws through the side of the unit directly into the stud. The screws can be visible, but you can cover them with tiny plastic screw caps.
• Chain Mail
At first look, you will think of this as some fabric divider, but don’t be fooled. This is actually a coiled metal wire mesh that drapes and hangs just like any fabric. An Oregon based company Cascade Coil, made these dividers for a hotel, but you can DIY according to your home décor by purchasing the material from the company website and convert your room accordingly.
• Deconstructed Divider
Anyone who has ever used a sledgehammer on a plaster wall will have noticed the unique and distinctive parallel lines that emerge from the dust. These parallel lines are known as lath boards. The lath has been nailed to the studs here and has been replaced as the base for the plaster. This is a deconstructed divider that does the job very well here.
• Vinyl Divider
Want a funky looking divider? This DIY room divider is a nice example of how to reuse unused Vinyl discs and recreate an easy to make and cheap room divider. Here, this divider beautifully creates new workspace in an office. A great and innovative way to recycle waste and create something that is useful and cost-effective. The Vinyl divider keeps the room open and full of life.
• Pallet Wood Room Divider
A ready to make pallet wood divider can be expensive if you go shopping for them at a store. But, you need not worry. You can source the local pallets for materials and quickly create this divider to separate one big room into half work space and other bedroom. The room divider here serves two purposes, it works as a vertical scrapbook and the finish nails pounded on various places act as a hook for the binder clips. You can hang various pictures of your voyage and adventures. It gives the room a rustic feel.
• Hanging Door
This hanging door is made from salvaged window sash. After mounting it to the ceiling with a door track, you get an instant room divider. This room divider is perfect to define the area in the living room without compromising on light and space. This sliding window does the job flawlessly and costs less too. This one looks super stylish too.
A cleverly designed and executed room divider can create a space for privacy in a room or define a new area in a large room or office. The benefit of a room divider is that it maintains flexibility to change the areas utility easily. To suit the needs, it can be changed or shifted. They can be airy and allow light to permeate. The above DIY room divider solutions hopefully will help you arrive at a decision that is easy to make as well as cheap too.