Curtains: Hanging a curtain is probably the best way to create DIY room dividers. Curtains are cheap and take up little space. The hard part comes in hanging them. Options include hanging up a curtain rod or fixing a wire across the room from one wall to another. Picture (2) shows a curtain rail that is fitted to the ceiling instead of the wall – which is great if you don’t want the divider to cut across the entire room. Go for the traditional style curtain (a single sheet of fabric) or there are the more modern IKEA style panels as seen in picture (4).
Book Cases: The good thing with using a book case is that you can have a full height one or a half height one. If you are using a half height book case like an IKEA Expedit, then you won’t have to worry about the lighting when you divide the room. When it comes to curtains or a full height book case, depending on the placement of the lights and the divider, part of the room might be cut off from the lighting. A table or floor lamp can easily solve this.
Building a Room Divider: Old doors can be hinged together to create a folding and portable room divider screen. For a more uniformed look how about using IKEA Billy bookcase doors? These doors or just sheets of hinged together wood can be upholstered for a softer and more decorative look as seen in picture (10).
For a more major DIY project have a look at this project over on IKEA Hackers, where a studio bedroom was turned into a 1 bedroom apartment using IKEA’s PAX sliding wardrobe doors (11). 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11
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