25 Room Divider Ideas For When Your Open Concept Home Feels Too...

25 Room Divider Ideas For When Your Open Concept Home Feels Too Open


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Some rooms just beg to be divided up. Perhaps it’s a need for privacy, better space management, or a simple decorative purpose. When you can’t install a new wall, a well placed room divider might solve the problem, and in a way that fits your decor. Here are some excellent ideas and ways to use room dividers.

1. Stand alone divider walls are easy to build and add an extra layer of style to your room.


2. Take IKEA’s Billy bookcases to a whole new level.

Via Engineer Your Space

3. Who says a wall is the only kind? Staggered bookcases can be repurposed as dividers as well.

Via Smart Chicks Commune | Tumblr

4. Wooden pallets can be very versatile as room dividers. For more amazing ways to upcycle wooden pallets, check this article out.

Via Via: My Friend Staci

5. Even thick ropes can become stylish room dividers.

Via The Brick House

6. It’s even easier with dowel rods.

Via Remodelista

7. You may not want to be raised in a barn. A house with barn door dividers on the other hand… Here’s a great DIY for building barn doors.

Via Pinterest

8. Hanging a curtain on a rolling rack creates a mobile room divider.

Via Pinterest

9. Build yourself a secret doorway in a bookcase to hide the other parts of the space. To see more amazing secret doorway ideas, check here.

Via Hack n’ Mod

10. Floor-to-ceiling poles are a great way to set up adjustable shelving mid room. Add a desk to up the anne.

Via Ouno Design and New York Times

11. The Pax Closet System from IKEA can create closets big enough for storing away guests for the night.

Via IKEA Hackers

12. Or just create two rooms from one.

Via Apartment Therapy

13. Chicken wire is good for more than caging up your feathered alarm clocks. With a little creativity, you can use it to set apart spaces in a room without completely blocking the view. See how here.

Via Home Road

14. Why throw out old doors? They are made for separating rooms! A little paint and some hinges and you have some creative and very sturdy divider options. Here’s the DIY.

Via vtwonen.nl

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15. Garlands may not be the most solid dividers nor do they provide much privacy, but the visual might really work well in the right space. Check out Curbly and A Beautiful Mess for the tutorials.

Via Curbly

16. This DIY shows you how to recycle vintage LPs into a crafty room divider.

Via Apartment Therapy

17. Why not create your own dividers out of wooden frames and carefully selected fabric? It’s easier than you think. Here’s another great tutorial.

Via Mom it Forward
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18. Picture wire and cafe clips make for some easy hanging division work. Here’s how. If curtains bore you, there are ways to get fancier.

Via Apartment Therapy and Evamalschaert.nl

19. Room dividers can be easily spiced up with some chalkboard paint.

Via Lowe’s

20. IKEA’s Orgel paper lamps make for dividers that add ambience in low lighting. Get the directions here.

Via IKEA Hackers

21. With a little careful planning, you can create special plant holding bases for bamboo, tree branches, or even actual plants to divide a room.

Via Desire to Inspire and Eco Salon

22. You can simply use some ceiling mounted curtain rods and hang some chic tapestries.

Via SF Girl by Bay

23. Ceiling hooks make for great ways to hang simple screens or panels. Check the DIY here.

Via Fresh Crush

24. If you need a unique way to divide your kitchen spaces, try out some low hanging pots and pans.

Via Apartment Therapy

25. And here’s a DIY for creating room dividers from 4 Ikvar side units with piano hinges and a little time and effort.

Via IKEA Hackers