Room divider screen

Multi-purpose spaces have become more popular as open-plan areas are becoming more desired. With so many people doing everything at home, it’s important to designate areas for different activities or create some privacy.

Room dividers are a stylish, easy way to increase the flexibility of your home. You can also customize your partitioning to suit your lifestyle and needs. Explore 23 beautiful ways to divide your home.

Folding Screen

Folding screens have been a hallmark of Asian design for centuries. They are lightweight, simple, and beautiful. The room dividers are made of three, four, or more panels. They can be transparent (known in Japanese as shoji) or opaque (fusuma). For about $100, you can get a primary 4-panel shoji screen.

DIY Folding Screen

Stapling your favorite fabric to panel frames will create a DIY folding screen. Tip: When mounting panels, place hinges on the opposite sides to allow the screen to fold. Check out the list of supplies by this blogger for more details.


Curtains can be used to divide a room instantly. Use rings or hooks for drapery panels. Suspend the rod from the ceiling. Consider velvet to create drama, or go with translucent if you want a lighter appearance. Close for privacy or open to make space. Ideal for separating a sleeping area within a studio or mother-in-law suite.

Barn Door

You can get a trendy Barn Door for less than $200. you can build your own using Mark Powers’ guidance.

Simple Sliding Door

Make a frame from 2x2s and nail or glue it to Masonite sheets. Add wheels at the bottom, hinged loops at the top, and hang the door using a plumbing pipe.

They are often used in professional or commercial settings, such as meeting rooms. However, they do not have a track on the floor to prevent a trip hazard. They are typically made from vinyl, laminates, or wood.

Wood Divider Screen

Wood divider screens cost around $200. However, you can make one for much less by using three sheets of 16″ x 64″ plywood and a dozen pieces of 3/4″ x 2 ” lumber, half 16 inches long and the remainder 6 feet.

Attach the plywood boards in the shade you choose, and then hinge them together. Don’t cut corners on hinges. They add strength and also look better. For complete instructions, click here.

Storage Room Dividers

A partition with storage space will be helpful in some areas, such as a shared bedroom for children or a makeshift office. These ideas will do the trick:


Set a bookcase perpendicularly to the wall rather than flush, and it becomes a room divider. Secure it to ensure safety. Attach metal L brackets at the top of the shelf and to a wall stud. Then, drive a few screws into the same stud. Anchor the bottom to prevent it from tipping.

Bookcase with locking Wheels

The flexibility of a bookcase on locking wheels is unmatched, especially for larger spaces such as a basement or loft. Roll and lock the bookcase where you wish to divide space and then move it to another location tomorrow.

Tall and Wide Bookcases

The larger the bookcase, the better the privacy. Install a pair of tall, wide bookcases back-to-back to provide storage space for toys, books, and other items on both sides.


Cubbies are a great way to create a border on the floor. Use cube storage to build a wall around the room while leaving space above. A reviewer bought two of these eight cube organizers, one to display toys and the other for display.

Do you prefer to build your cubbies yourself? Kevin O’Connor from This Old House shows you how to make a simple family project with Kevin O’Connor’s easy tutorial.


A headboard with high-profile shelves on both sides can define a sleeping space while providing functional storage.

Open Shelving

Open shelving divides space physically while allowing light in and providing much flexibility. Depending on the shelf size, you can mount a flat-screen TV on a rotating base.

Linen Fabric

Suspend a sheer linen fabric for simplicity and elegance all in one. Choose a neutral shade to match any decor or a brighter color to make a more dramatic statement.

Sew a hem at the top and bottom. Insert a rod into each. One is to hang from the ceiling and give the divider just enough weight so it doesn’t blow away in the wind.

Wooden Slats

Slats are the way to go! Why not use the wooden boards you have in your workshop to create a slatted wall? Arrange them with gaps every few inches. The best results are achieved with straight, high-quality wood, but even imperfections can add to the appeal. Tip Spread the lumber out to make it less noticeable if you have bowed or bent wood.

Wooden Blocks

The building blocks of your style will set you apart, literally and metaphorically. This designer created a double-sided wall to divide a den and dining room using chunky beech rectangles and squares. This warm, organic look is modern, chic, and stable. It’s more durable than a Jenga game!

Folding screen made from shutters or doors

Make a DIY folding screen by using shutters or doors as panels. Install hinges between panels and stain, paint, or leave in the original condition, depending on your decor.

Tree Branches

A room divider made from fallen branches will bring the outdoors inside. Add components (birch is particularly stunning) to a base and add stones to the bottom for an enhanced natural look. Or twine with twinkling light to create a fairytale forest feeling.

Old window frames

The old window frames are given a second life as room dividers allowing light. You can hang them from the ceiling or hinge them together to create a screen.