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DIY Room Dividers

DIY Room Dividers

Sometimes to make the most out of a space, you need to create another space within it. Whether it be for a bedroom in a studio apartment, or an office in a loft, room dividers can make for instant walls, surmounting any limits the one-room dwelling may present. Here are a few ideas that we found particularly inspiring at Remodelista.

Above: The curtain system designer Scott Newkirk created in his Brooklyn loft is a genius and sleek way to divide a room–perfect for urban living spaces.

Above: Using floor-to-ceiling curtain made from burlap and suspended from standard-issue hospital curtain racks, Newkirk made a separation between the living room and bedroom. The neutral palette of the burlap compliments a variety of color schemes–it also allows plenty of light to shine through. Photos by Michael Mundy.

Above: To create a similar look, rolls of natural burlap can be found in various sizes from The Felt Store (left). Track systems, such as this Cubicle Curtain Track from Curtain Experts, also come in various sizes.

Above: Simply made with two wooden dowels and rope, Alwill Studio in Sidney made this unique divider screen–this works well for areas that do no require a great deal of privacy (such as this office space).

For more room divider ideas, check out Remodelista’s posts Divide and Conquer and DIY Sculptural Wood Wall.

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8:42PM PDT on Mar 31, 2013

Amazing ideas, thank you!

2:21PM PDT on Mar 29, 2013


1:55PM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

Great ideas,thanks for sharing

4:30PM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Simple but fab ideas...

1:37AM PST on Mar 7, 2013


5:29PM PST on Dec 21, 2012

great idea

11:17PM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

another clever idea

6:43PM PST on Jan 25, 2012

I like the idea of using burlap

3:45PM PST on Nov 26, 2011

I love these ideas....Thanks!!!

6:28PM PST on Nov 11, 2011

Great ideas!

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