The main division between spaces inside a home is done through solid walls but sometimes that’s not enough to properly organize all the different zones inside a space. That’s where room dividers come in handy. The term is actually quite general and refers to more than just the classic three-panel screens we’re used to seeing in catalogues. The designs range even more when we’re talking about DIY room dividers. Check out some of our favorite ideas below.
Building a room divider such as this one is pretty easy, especially if you prefer a simple design without extra decorative features and accessories. The three panels are made of plywood and the frame is made of wood trim pieces. The other materials needed for the project include 6 hinges with screws, wood varnish, paint, nails, wood glue and basic tools. Check out ohohdeco for more details.
Curtains are also efficient when you want to visually separate an area from the rest of the room. They don’t offer any acoustic insulation and they’re only meant to give some privacy or to conceal something such as the bed during the day when you’re not using it. Check out heatherednest to find out how to make a curtain rod in just a few minutes.
You can casually and discreetly create a separation between the living room and the dining area (or two other spaces) using a set of shelves and a bunch of plants. You can build the divider using metal pipes and wooden boards and you can paint it to make it match the surrounding decor. This wonderful idea is inspired by this beautiful house featured on apartmenttherapy.
A rope wall is another cool idea for a DIY divider. In this scenario from the-brick-house solid walls would make the space seem smaller and would block all the light. These rope walls create a nice visual barrier between the spaces without totally closing off the office.
You can simplify your project quite a bit if you choose to use a ready made divider such as one made from rattan and to then give it a makeover. You can try this woven room divider idea that was featured on sugarandcloth. You can use yarn in various colors to create patterns and interesting designs.
If you want to, you can also transform a plant stand into a divider. A small DIY divider like this one would fit nicely on the balcony where you can use it to set up a little private nook or use it to block the view and get some privacy from your neighbors. Check out ikeahackers to find out how it’s done.
Another cool idea is to stack a bunch of wooden crates and to create a room divider that also doubles as a storage unit. You can use the crates as bookshelves or you can place planters in them. It’s a nice idea for a bedroom that has a sleeping area and also a seating or work area. Find more details about this project on thegirlrefined.
These rolling doors definitely look very beautiful and they can inspire some really cool designs for DIY room dividers of all sorts. The casters are an interesting idea and the panels that make up the dividers can be made of repurposed shutters, doors and other such things. Check out inmyownstyle for more ideas.
Speaking of rolling doors as room dividers, check out this other cool project from uttenreitherdesign. The wheels add lots of flexibility and freedom, making it super easy to open and close the doors and to create different levels of privacy. You can apply a similar idea if you want to set up dividers in your own home or you can even replace some of the walls and doors with rolling screens.
If you want something casual, a DIY room divider that creates a clear barrier without being too invasive, perhaps you’d like the idea featured on ikeahackers. This is a bamboo divider which is pretty easy to build and which can also be customized in all sorts of ways.
The screen features on kootutmurut is also a cool idea for a room divider. The project is simple and the design leaves lots of room for customization. Use this opportunity to add some color or pattern to the room. Add casters so you can easily move the screen around.