This Wall Divider Trend Is Absolutely Genius for Splitting Up Small Spaces
You definitely have at least one friend/coworker/relative in your life who’s just so all around effortlessly cool, it’s a little soul-crushing. For me, it’s one of my college BFFs, Althea, whose mom also shares the covetable eternally-stylish gene. They recently teamed up to decorate Althea’s new studio apartment, and I knew even before seeing it that I’d have major decor envy. Sure enough, the first time I set foot in the space, I went full-on fangirl — I’m not ashamed to admit I started taking pictures because, yes, it just looked that good.
One standout feature (and photo) from her studio that I keep coming back to? A genius block of modular wall dividers that she hung from the ceiling — with just Command Hooks, no less — to section off her bed from the living room area. I know, I know: Room dividers aren’t that revolutionary. Truthfully though, I’d never come across a small space solution IRL quite like this one before. And I’m not alone in my adoration: I showed a photo to the AT Style team, and they were instantly awed, too.
Especially perfect for studios, these sets of hanging panels check all the boxes (geometry pun very much intended!). They’re easy to install, renter-friendly, fairly affordable, and genuinely alluring. To that end, I also really like how the whole piece functions as a built-in privacy provider but still leaves little pockets of the area it’s obscuring peeking through. It helps break up the room without making it appear completely closed off, an effect you might not get with a backed bookcase or solid screen doing the same job.
Equally obsessed with this arrangement and want to shop the look? One word: Etsy. Your favorite handmade hub is a hidden treasure trove of pretty partitions for any nook or cranny (and where Althea sourced hers, pictured above). You can browse by color, motif, panel length, and as one unit or with individual tiles. I picked out a few favorites for inspo below, whether you want something to tuck away your sleeping space, a laundry corner, or even an exercise bike.