29 Creative DIY Room Dividers For Open Space Plans

Need a room divider that you can move around easily? Build one with thrift store doors and casters (In My Own Style).

diy rolling bi-fold doors room divider

Wrap a large artist canvas in a pretty fabric and hang it up for a simple yet eye-catching room divider (Fresh Crush).

hanging room divider canvas fabric diy

A low bookcase, located behind a couch, can act as a room divider that separates two spaces without blocking the view (styleNorth).

low bookcase room divider

A cube shelving unit, like the Expedit or Kallax, is a popular room divider idea. This one is made more beautiful with the addition of gold decals on the side (Southern Hospitality).

expedit room divider open cube shelving

Another way to use a cube shelving unit as a room divider is to add a chalkboard to cover up one side. Perfect for partitioning off a play room (How Sweet This Is).

room divider chalkboard cubicle storage shelf

Bring in a touch of tropical style with reed fencing hung up to function as a room divider (Sally Goodin).

reed fencing diy room divider

Another way to incorporate nature in your home is to build a bamboo room divider with an Ikea hack (Ikea Hackers).

bamboo room divider diy lack hack

If you have a large-ish bedroom and no walk-in closet, create one with a “wall” of Ikea’s Pax wardrobes! Use it as a room divider and finish off the sides and back with laminate flooring and silver trim (Ikea Hackers).

pax wardrobe room divider

Like puzzles? You’ll love assembling this very unique (and green!) room divider that is made entirely of cardboard (Homedeco2u).

cardboard puzzle room divider DIY

This hanging room divider is made of cut-out hardboard and looks very nice painted in three complementary colors. It would work in both outdoor and indoor settings (Making It Lovely).

hardboard hanging room divider

Build this easy clothes rack with piping and use it as a room divider by draping a beautiful fabric over it and hand-stitching it to the rack (Kootut Murut). Portable and compact, great for small apartments!

diy room divider hanging rack fabric

Mount a curtain rod to the ceiling and divide a large room into two rooms with curtains (Boxy Colonial).

diy room divider ceiling mounted curtain rod 2

Check out this DIY sliding door that will cost you less than $40 (Apartment Therapy).

sliding door diy room divider

With some tools and handy skills, you could build a professional-looking freestanding wall and paint it a beautiful color (Better Homes and Gardens).

build divider wall diy room divider

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Do you see a room divider that would work in your home? Which one is your favorite?

You can create new spaces in your home by building a room divider or two. Get inspired by checking out these 29 inventive and beautiful DIY room dividers!

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I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.

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