A DIY Bookcase and Room Divider

Canadian House and Home

When living in a studio or an open floor plan, creating a separation of space for distinct uses can be key. While a screen can do the trick, it hardly serves any additional functions. This DIY is great as it uses two bookcases as a divider, but provides decorative treatment on the back so that it can function as a backdrop for a variety of uses.

The team at Canadian House and Home used two inexpensive bookcases that they then capped with crown moulding to give them a unified and expensive look. They then covered the back with panels upholstered in linen and finished with nailhead trim. In the photo, it's a lovely backdrop for a home office, but we think it would be equally as successful as a headboard. And why stop with linen...this is the perfect opportunity to infuse some color and pattern in your space.

To see full instructions, visit Canadian House and Home: DIY Upholstery-Backed Divider.

Image credits: Mark Olson