3 quickie ideas for unconventional room dividers #Decor & Decorating#crafts#living small#room dividers February 7 | Cat Rocketship Source: desiretoinspire.net via Jenn on Pinterest Related Post I need help finding the perfect room divider! ight now, my search is for an affordable divider for a bachelor pad where the only window is a glass balcony door to quite a... Read more When we lived in a studio apartment, we used an IKEA bookcase to divide our "bedroom" from the…front door area. (In retrospect, maybe putting the bed in front of the door was a poor choice.) BUT! I know how important and useful dividers can be in small spaces. I've got a few simple ideas… Source: bizbash.com via onemodscene on Pinterest This image is from a party, but oh man. I love it. Big colorful paper, ribbons, or streamers hanging from a high ceiling? Fucking awesome faux wall. Source: lifeonthebalcony.com via Kelley on Pinterest Make a palette garden. One or two side-by-side would be a half-height divider, and you could attach (and reinforce!) several palettes together to create a larger wall. Be sure to fill the palettes AFTER they're in position — those suckers get heavy. Avoid the problem of water drainage by using succulents or air plants. Source: kootutmurut.com via Lori on Pinterest So simple! So brilliant! A few pieces of PVC pipe, a 1×10 board, casters, and a few yards of a pretty fabric (even easier: a thrifted sheet or curtain!) and you have something decorative AND functional. What brilliant room dividers have you seen? Share them below! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS How to measure the days when you work from home NEXT What Valentine's Day traditions can single parents establish? Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] This hexy wall/shelf thingy is AWESOME. I saw a bookshelf/room divider at Room 68 and fell in love– sadly, it is rather pricey: http://www.room68online.com/products/hexy-wall 1 agrees Reply When I slept in a living room I made my own dividers by buying some IKEA shelving pieces (the sides). They were untreated pine and about over 6' tall with a few horizontal bars i between. First, I placed them into pairs and screwed/drilled hinges into the wood. Second, I painted them with wood friendly paint. Last, I bought some lovely fabrics to drape over the middle bars. I could change the fabrics as I wanted, stagger the patterns, or adjust the drapes to open up my "room". Ultimately I wanted a more modern shouji screen, but these were something else! Alas, when I had to move suddenly they were considered a luxury and were out on the curb. I hope someone else go to enjoy them. Reply In high school my 'room' was part of the basement. We seperated it by bookshelves for movies facing the living room space and wardrobes facing in the bedroom. I didn't have a door but no one else used the basement so I didn't mind. I've hung streamers from the ceiling in my current basement for a birthday party. I used it to seperate the darkened portion featuring rock band from the lightened room featureing snacks, drinks, and everything else. The only problem is that one of the streemers fell down and set off the alarms. Reply I'm currently renting out my parent's basement with my fiance. The ceiling is made out of tiles. My sister and good friend measured and cut white cloth that goes from ceiling to floor and hung it around my bed area from the ceiling. I also have 2 panels of black and red asian themed fabric by the living room side. Now that we're looking to move out though, I'm trying to figure out what to do with all this fabric, since I don't sew. 1 agrees Reply I've draped some extra fabric on some boxes in my bed room. It works like a table clothe that hides some storage. You can also place the fabric on guest beds or hang it on a wall to act as wallpaper/tapestry behind shelves or something. You can also still hang it from the ceiling in your new place to make a changing area in your bedroom. 1 agrees Reply My parents used freestanding Ikea wardrobes to divide their master bedroom in two so I could have my own space after outgrowing their walk-in closet. It worked pretty well…until my folks discovered that I liked to climb on top of the wardrobes and swing onto their bed using the curtains as a rope. So much fun, but so dangerous…but still a great room divider! Reply Oh my, so many great ideas. My husband and I just moved to an "English" style basement apartment in DC, where the space for our bedroom is huge. While one half will be the bedroom, my husband is thinking that the other half should be a dressing room and pantry. I'm trying to get ideas for the room. (keep in mind that room also has a door that leads out to the back patio) Any suggestions? Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via e-mail No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.