Small Space Hacks: Ideas for Room Dividers

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One of the main challenges of living in a studio unit is the combined living and sleeping areas. The bedroom and living room are one and the same. The idea is to create ‘divisions’ to separate the space — or at least the illusion of one. You would want to have a visual dividers that don’t block sunlight or make your already tiny unit feel more boxy or claustrophobic.

Here are 10 smart ideas to inspire small-space dwellers:

1. Folding screens as divider

Folding screens take up little visual weight, and those with casters are easy to move around. Choose materials that do not obscure natural light.

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2. Contrasting colors

Use contrasting colors to signal the end of one room and the beginning of another, visually separating sections of your home.

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3. Garment racks

Garment racks can also used as a room divider. But if you don’t like the look of an exposed wardrobe, you can still make use of a clothing rack as a lush divider between sections of your home. Hang some plants and vines instead.

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4. Fabric

Curtains can also easily split a room in half. Use sheer and light materials to make the room airy and bright.

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5. Narrow wall

Sometimes, all you need is a narrow wall. Use glass or mirrors to keep the space light and feeling open.

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6. Pony wall

A pony wall or short wall can also keep spaces more open while providing enough of a barrier. You can make it multi-functional by using it as a shelf for extra storage or as a breakfast nook.

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7. Airy shelves

You can also use some airy shelves that double as extra storage space to divide your room.

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8. Headboard

Your headboard can also function as a half wall, creating the division that you need.

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9. Area rug

A large area rug helps visually separate areas of the room.

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10. Elevated bed

Instead of visually closing things off, playing with different levels within a room can create a feel of division. Elevate the bed and use the area underneath as storage.

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