Living in a small home is difficult for so many reasons. Storage woes, space for projects and people, and simple logistics. But not feeling like you have any privacy or separation of space can make it darn near claustrophobic! Using room dividers to make each space feel separate is a great tool in small home decorating. Here are our top picks for DIY room divider ideas for your small space decorating!

Curtain Room divider



My Friend Stacy created this awesome re-purposed room divider from old wood pallets. DYSS Tip: Hinges are a must for most room dividers!

Pallet room divider


Keeping with the re-cycling theme, and throwing them in for fun, this room divider is made with hanging soda pop bottle bottoms!



Making It Lovely has a great tutorial for making a hanging room divider… While they cut their own wood…could you find something recycle-able and hang it in the same way? Old hardback book cover? Cheap wood shims from the lumber yard?

Hanging room divider


This next room divider is made entirely out of card board! Looks like it could take some time but the cost would be next to nothing. Here’s the tutorial.

card board room divider


Perfect for a small space, this window room divider lets in light, and let’s your eye pass through making the space seem larger visually…

Window room divider


Want a creative idea? Vinyl records covered with contact paper maybe? From ‘Apartment Therapy‘.

Circles room divider



What are your ideas for dividing your small space? Share in the comments with our community!

Image Credits: My Friend Stacy, Gozetta, Making It Lovely, homedeco2u, Living 2 Design, Apartment Therapy


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  1. Cathy G. November 27, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I absolutely LOVE the dividers made with the sheer drapes! It helps to visually keep the bedroom separate without ‘cutting into’ the whole space. Three cheers – it’s something I’ll be thinking of doing!

    1. Kathy Woodard November 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      We love the sheer drapes too. Thanks for the feedback!

      1. Anat April 9, 2014 at 3:12 am

        Where can I buy this sheer drapes and bar?

        1. Kathy Woodard April 16, 2014 at 5:14 pm

          Think that it might be a wire or cable. You can find something similar at Ikea and I believe they also carry sheer drapes too!

  2. jane polaacek April 14, 2014 at 11:47 am

    are the sheers held up with rods or wire/cable?

    1. Kathy Woodard April 16, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      Looks to me that it is some sort of wire or cable. Sorry don’t know for sure as this photo came from a website that does not have a tutorial. I have done something very similar and used a cable that I purchased from Ikea!

  3. Lynne August 23, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I was thinking of stringing picture wire from Command Hooks to hang light-weight fabric from. How about light-weight [plastic?] chain strung from the Command Hooks with a light weight curtain – the curtain hooks could go into the chain links.

    Using the Command Hooks would allow you to follow the contour of your space. I was thinking of it to divide my sleeping area from my craft area, since they say that you should keep other activities out of the bed room. String the wire from the window, to the bureau in the middle of the room, then to the other wall.

  4. Rose July 14, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I love Lynne’s idea if Command hooks & light weight chain if plastic. I wanted to do something similar in a corner of a room. All the ideas are so good! You

  5. prudence October 30, 2017 at 6:30 am

    i love the idea with the vinyl. i have a small space under the kitchen sink i want to cover with something similar. would old dvds work? how do i attache them together? what do i spray them with?


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