This guest post comes from our DIY/design contributor Thalita of The Learner Observer! Thalita writes about easy, cheap ways we can all make our small, rental spaces even cuter. Follow along with her on Twitter or Instagram!
Hey, Yes & Yes-ers! I’m back this month to share some simple solutions to your decorating woes! Usually, we talk about not having enough space and having too-small rooms, but what happens if you happen to have one big huge space and you don’t know what to do with it? Some bachelor apartments are literally just one giant room with absolutely no division between any of the spaces you may want to create, so I’m about to give you some solutions for that!
Room divider idea #1: Use curtains
Curtains can act as walls in between your rooms when you want the separation, but can keep the space nice and open when you don’t! It’s sort of the best of both worlds, really!
Using curtains also allows you to hide a messy room. Majorly necessary when you have surprise or last-minute guests! It also lets you have privacy when that just does not seem possible!
And if all you need is a visual divider, but not necessarily the opaque look of a “wall,” you can go for a sheer curtain to just give a hint of softness to the space.
Room divider idea #2: Use bookshelves
Shelving can be a great way to create a room divider without having to build anything, or drill any holes, which makes this a perfect option for renters!
If you make sure to use something that allows you to see the other side of the room (ie. a backless shelf), you can reap the benefits of storage from both sides of the room!
You can also choose how much or how little you see through the shelving based on whether you use boxes, books, or just decorative items.
The other great thing about this option is that you can use this for any space – a bedroom, living room, kitchen, office, dining room…you get my point!
And if you like a looser, more boho look then add some plants into the mix and keep things a little lower to give just a hint of space separation without the height of a full bookshelf.
Room divider idea #3: Use an actual divider!
If you happen to be handy or know someone who is, then you get to build a divider however you want! Even something as simple as a lattice-like wall will give you privacy and separation without being an actual wall!
You can also repurpose old doors into rolling dividers which can be left open or closed depending on the level of privacy needed!
And there you have it, lovelies! If you’ve sectioned off a big room, tell us how you did it in the comments!