16 Grand Room Divider Ideas to Smartly Sculpt Your Open Space

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Do you have a space you need to divide? Maybe it’s an office which needs to be two offices, or it could be a studio apartment where you need the living room to be separate from the bedroom.

In our case, I have a large open basement. The problem is, the way the basement is currently set-up, none of the bedrooms are legal.

This hurts when you look at our home’s value. Until we came up with the idea for room dividers. When you take out the walls, you could have an open space which has a window and door to make it legal.

Whatever your reason for needing to divide space, consider using a room divider instead of walls. It’s easy to construct, has a modern feel, and should be cheaper in the long run.

Here are some inspiring ideas for how you can use room dividers in your home:

1. Industrial Wood

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Whether you’re looking to divide space in a restaurant, an office, or even make one large space into two different sitting areas, this is a great idea.

I love the industrial feel, but I also like how you can store your wood with these room divider ideas as well. It would be great if you burn wood in your home.

2. Kid-Friendly Room Divider

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Whether you’re trying to turn one room into a solid space for two, or you’re trying to separate your child’s sleeping area from their play area, this could be a perfect fit.

There’s a full tutorial on how to create this unique and functional room divider. It also tells you all the materials you’ll need for creating it as well. It’s a fun way to divide space in a room.

3. The $40 Sliding Door

One easy way to create a divider in a small space is to add a sliding door. A sliding door is great because you can close it when you need privacy or division, but open it when you don’t.

But are you worried that adding a sliding door could bust your budget? Well, don’t. This tutorial walks you through how to build a sliding room divider for only $40.

4. The Geometric Room Divider

If you’re looking for a more modern and adult-looking divider, this could be what you’ve been hoping to find.

This tutorial walks you through each step of these DIY room divider ideas. You have lots of pictures to help you along and a great materials list to help you shop.

5. The Tree Shelf Divider

Do you live in an apartment or other space where you don’t have much of a foyer area? Would you like to have a bit of a division between your front door and your sitting area?

Well, this could be a cool way to achieve the look. They hung shelves on the wall between the sitting area and front door. However, they added a fake tree to finish this unique room divider idea.

6. Folding Screens

The instructions for this tutorial are in a different language. However, you can piece together what to do between the picture and a few of the descriptions.

The tutorial lists where you can purchase the screens. From there, you can most likely put it together to configure the screens for your particular design.

7. Built-in Bench

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Do you struggle with not having much of a foyer in your living space? This bench is a fantastic idea on how you can divide the space and make it function better.

Again, this is only an idea. Therefore, there’s no tutorial to help you along. However, the picture does show how you can build a high-back bench to divide the area out and make it a nice place to put on your shoes or take them off as you come in and out of your home.

8. The Closet Wall Divider Photo by Andrea Gary/Queen of Kerfuffle™ – Discover closet design inspiration


When we divide out our basement to make it function better, I’m considering going with one of these room divider ideas. You purchase prefab closets and use them like a wall.

However, it also offers extra storage for clothing, toys, or any other items you’d usually store in a closet. Plus, it divides out a space to make it become multi-purpose and hopefully make it easier to use the space.

9. Sliding Shutter Dividers

This is another fabulous idea for a modern room divider. Whether you were looking for a way to divide an office space or even a bedroom from the rest of your home; this idea takes the cake.

You install tracts for the shutters to run on. You can open them when you need the space to be more open. However, when you desire privacy, they can be closed. The look is also chic, and the design should work well in most homes.

10. Ikea Room Divider Ideas

This idea is one which would add a great look to your home but wouldn’t provide a ton of privacy. Depending upon what you’re searching for in a room divider, this idea could still work for you.

They purchased a plant stand from Ikea, some metal buckets, and filled them with flowers. It’s a great way to show there’s division without closing the space off. Plus, it adds a great deal of color to the room too.

11. The Closet Headboard

If you’re looking for a unique way to divide out a bedroom while also creating storage, you’re going to love this one.

The headboard is a small closet area. You add an area to hang the clothes, add some bright colors to the headboard, and you have a divided space with storage and privacy.

12. The Wood Wall Divider

Are you into a rustic look? Do you live in a studio style apartment? Or do you have a basement or other space you need to divide into sleeping quarters and entertaining space?

Well, for any of those scenarios, this room divider should work. It uses gorgeous wood to build a wall which doubles as a footboard. What a magnificent way to make an awkward space more functional.

13. Hanging Room Dividers

Whether you want to use this idea as inspiration to create room dividers, or if you’d like to purchase hanging room dividers, this idea could work well for a multitude of spaces.

It’s giant curtains hung on rods which provide privacy and division when needed. They can open and make the entire room open when needed too. It’s certainly an easy way to divide a room.

14. The Wall Planter

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Do you like to decorate your home naturally? Well, why stop with your room divider? Instead, use this giant wall planter as inspiration to build your own.

You could use any wood you’d prefer, fill it with dirt, add a trellis of your choice, and plant an array of gorgeous houseplants while simultaneously dividing out your space.

15. The Rolling Folding Shutters

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Do you like the shutter look for a room divider? I love the idea. However, they can be cumbersome to move across the floor when you’re trying to use them or put them away.

This is where this ingenious design comes in. They create bi-folding shutters which will expand across the space. From there, they can put them away using the rolling wheels, which make it easy and less cumbersome. Plus, they fold away in a compact manner too when you want the open space.

16. Bookcase Room Divider

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If you’re looking for a way to divide out a room while having storage for small items and aren’t necessarily trying to create privacy, this idea could be what you need.

They used uniquely designed bookcases as a way to put space between the entryway and the sitting area. This still allowed the home to feel open and airy while also displaying a few items and books along the way.

Well, you now have 16 different options for room divider ideas. They’re each unique in design which should make it easier for everyone to find something.

Plus, some give great ways to provide privacy and storage as well. Hopefully, dividing out your space will make your home function better and be more enjoyable for you.

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