Perfect Ideas For Room Dividers

When you have a small apartment, sometimes it can be difficult to make the best out of it and create a confortable and stylish look. One of your best allies to overcome this problem are space dividers. Interior Decoration brings you a selection of small space design ideas through room dividers.. Take a look and see all the possibilities you have to create the perfect home for yourself!

Chalkboard Paint

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!



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.




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.


Vinyl LPs

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!


Shipping Pallets

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.



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.



The classic bookshelf can be one of the simplest room divers to make. The key to creating your desired look is where you place it, how you arrange items in it (create blocks of similarly sized and colored objects to de-clutter it) and whether it has a finished or unfinished back. Nothing more required than the ability to build one that arrives flat-shipped and ready to assemble.


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