Divide & Conquer: Creative Room Dividers

When my second child was born, both kids were sharing the same room. When we moved to a bigger home, they both had their own space, but quickly asked to be back together. Now that they've shared a room for about 4 years, they are asking for their own space again but WITHIN the same room. Are kids always like that? I guess we're all learning as we go along, right?!

In an effort to help them re-decorate their own room (mind you, they are 6 and 4 years old, I think I'm still going to give some gentle nudging here and there), we spent some time looking for creative ways to divide their space.

There are a lot of ways to DIY a divider beyond simply setting up an Ikea Expedit. And of course there are plenty of purchasable options. This list is for inspiration, the favorites so far (by democratic vote) for their little project are adaptations of the ladders, the bottles or the bookcases. See for yourselves:

1. Sheet music decoupage to a flat surface (Instructables).
2. Upcycled Hangers (LIKEarchitects via Inhabitat).
3. Pallets with hinges (RecyleArt).
4. Bookcases (Jonti Craft).
5. Chalkboard divider (Junk Market Style).
6. Colorful Hanging Divider (Make It Lovely).
7. Plastic Panels (Nola Star).
8. Upcycled Plastic Bottles (Klein Dytham via Fabulously Green)

(Image credits: Sheet Music Decoupage; Upcycled Hangers; Pallets; Bookcases; Chalkboard Divider; Hanging Divider; Plastic Panels; Klein Dytham via Fabulously Green)

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