DIY Room Divider Ideas

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Room dividers are an easy, inexpensive way to define spaces, provide visual screening, and add privacy without building a permanent wall. They come in a variety of sizes, materials and designs so you can find one that’s perfect for your home or office.

DIY room dividers are a fun project for the whole family and a great way to get creative with your space. You can DIY a cubbie to store your shoes or a high-profile headboard with shelving on both sides to delineate a bedroom or kids’ area.

The best part about room dividers is that you can easily change the way they look. You can switch out paint colors, adorn them with patterns or textures, and even hang them to create interest.

Curtains are an incredibly versatile material for room dividers and can be used to separate a room or to cover up a window. Use curtains that contrast against your walls or windows to make a room feel more defined, or use a color that is deep and rich to break up the space visually.

If you’re looking for a more dramatic option, try a patterned wall divider or an upholstered room divider that can be hung from a rod. A simple geometric divider can make a dramatic statement in a minimal decor style, while a fabric panel that’s been embroidered with colorful beads is a fun accent piece for a more retro or modern aesthetic.

Another great option for a room divider is a trellis. This is a good option for rooms where you don’t want to block the view, like a bathroom or bedroom, but do want to make sure you can see outside. A trellis shaped like a tree can bring a sense of nature inside your home, while an old window frame with lights attached is a lovely option for brightening up a dark room.

Folding screens are a portable and collapsible room divider that’s an easy option for apartment living or rental homes. They’re also an affordable way to divide a space and can be stored away when not in use.

You can DIY a folding screen out of discarded doors and shutters that you stain, paint or keep in their original state depending on your decor. Install hinges to connect the panels and you’re done!

A more formal and traditional divider can be made from stained wooden panels or wood painted with a neutral color to match your other furniture. You can also choose a carved wooden partition to go above the sofa in your living room or a solid wood triptych that can be hung from the ceiling for a dramatic effect.

For a more casual, beachy vibe, a rattan or bamboo folding screen can be an easy way to divide up your space when you have guests over. You can purchase these dividers in a variety of materials and styles to fit your design scheme, from bohemian to nautical to traditional.

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