Dividing up a space without constructing expensive or light blocking walls can be a challenge. You can use furniture and accessories such as bookcases, rugs and the back of couches and headboards. Curtains, whether hung straight or on hospital track are another option, as are segmented dividers. There are also more commercial options such as the flexible Modwalls. Morgan Satterfield of The Brick House has come up with a DIY option that deserves serious consideration as well.
Responding to a need to find something inexpensive that would not detract from the expansiveness of the open plan space, Morgan devised these rope walls
to create rooms in an upholstery shop; it would work just as effectively in a home to divide up an open plan space.
Inexpensive jute is hung from the ceiling to the floor, held taut by a pair of simply constructed wood boxes. The result is a beautiful, effective and inexpensive divider that sections off the main room from the offices. That it's also textural is an added bonus, adding a sculptural dimension to otherwise plain and barren rooms.
For the full details on how Morgan did it, visit:The Brick House
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