Room dividers are a great way to break up space without actually splitting your room in half. They’re perfect if you’re looking for a new look – you can completely change how a room feels by simply putting up a small barrier or curtain. But you can’t always find exactly what you’re looking for in normal stores. Creating your own DIY room divider from scratch is the perfect way to get something that suits your exact needs.
Rope Room Dividers
Hanging ropes, strings, or beads might seem odd, but they’re actually one of the best choices for DIY newcomers! They’re also great for people who don’t want to block the flow of light. With a block at the bottom and top, the ropes will stay taut and solid – much like a see-through wall. If you’d rather have a hanging curtain of individual strings, just remove the bottom block. This is very useful if you still want full freedom of movement.
The materials needed are cheap and relatively easy to find. When it comes to customizing the divider itself, there are many options – you can turn it into almost anything with very little extra work! It’s also good practice for new DIY fans. If you love the messy yet stylish look, this one’s for you.
Constructing an actual wall can be a pain. While it’s straightforward to build a stand-up wall, you can also easily knock it down. By hanging the wall from the ceiling using small chains or spare rope, you can make a solid object (either a one-piece block or something fluid like fabric) that doesn’t need to be kept on the floor. Not only can these be removed if you need the space again, but they don’t usually take that long to create, and you can make them as big or as small as you want.
More experienced DIY hobbyists might even be able to improve on a simple design, creating something that can slide out of the way. This could be done on a rail, or it could swing on a single hook. Each divider can be made with any solid material; you can re-use old fabrics or repurpose pieces of wood from old furniture.
Bookcase Room Dividers
When dealing with limited space, one of the oldest tricks in the book is to create a two-purpose divider. Bookcases can hold a wide range of items while also blocking movement and sightlines from one space to another. There’s also plenty of customization options! With a DIY bookcase, you can add almost anything: doors that open and close, a curtain rail to hang a cover, or even extra shelves that stick out to hold more items.
You don’t even have to build the bookshelf yourself. Buying a pre-made one and modifying it to work as a room divider is not only a legitimate option but also an easy one. It’s a great way to practice your DIY skills. Some people even buy multiple to create a set of two or three room dividers.
Pallet Room Dividers
Pallets are one of the easiest forms of spare wood you can find; factories, warehouses, or large commercial businesses are abundant with them. Even a set of four pallets can be used to create a decent divider. Stack them sideways to turn them into a flat or angled wall. Then add a simple base, and you’re done! While there will be gaps in the pallets, they’re small enough to block sightlines without stopping light from coming through. Given that pallets are made of wood, painting them or adding your own touches is easy. You can make them look however you like.
Since these pallets are so basic, you can modify them further with a wide variety of changes and tweaks. You could add wheels to the bottom for a movable wall, hang some fabric down one side to completely block visibility, or even attach hinges to create a functioning door. They don’t stop light or sound, but they make great physical barriers.
Glass Room Dividers
If you’re comfortable working with glass, you can create some great room dividers that allow full visibility and let light through. Not only is glass a very stylish option, but it also allows natural light to come through. It can even amplify the warmth that comes with a sunny day, and heat the room. Depending on the type of glass used, you could even color the light that comes through or add patterns to change the way a room is lit up.
It isn’t necessarily all that difficult to create a glass divider yourself, especially a hanging one. Spare windows or unused doors from large cabinets can become a surprisingly useful source of pre-made glass patterns. You can hang them from the ceiling or add a simple stand to keep them upright. Proper stability is vital here since the glass could smash if you accidentally push the unit over.
There you have it – room dividers for any space! Whether you’ve decided on a stylish glass panel or you’re looking to put that old bookcase to good use, we hope we helped.