Wide open spaces might be a calming mantra for some, but when it comes to our homes, a lack of privacy can definitely be a pitfall rather than a source of serenity.
Whether you’re living the city life in a studio apartment that has the kitchen, bedroom, and living room all rolled into one, or you’re looking for a functional way to divvy up a space that’s too expansive to handle (like a newly-finished basement), division is key.
The major benefit of a room divider is to partition out larger rooms into compact spaces to offer better privacy and inclusion. Which not only partitions space but also enhances the aesthetics of your home.
However, putting up walls isn’t always an easy or affordable route to take. Instead, it pays to get creative. Using unique architectural elements, common household furnishings, and even fabric, it’s simpler than you may think to separate your spaces.
We’ve gathered the best solutions to divide and conquer—ranging from involved architect-approved options to simple DIY ideas you can tackle in a weekend or less.