Screens and Room Dividers You Can Make Yourself

Screens and Room Dividers You Can Make Yourself

Jess Watson
Apr 9, 2010

Studios and open floor plans often suffer from a lack of designated areas for specific uses. Living rooms, work spaces and sleeping areas quickly become blurred. Adding a screen or divider can create a division of space while still maintaining the open feel to the room. Here's a roundup of some do-it-yourself screens and room dividers we found.

Rope Room Divider: We came across this idea over at Remodelista and immediately thought it was brilliant. Using simply two wooden dowels and lengths of rope, Alwill Studio created this for a workspace, but we think it's a great modern divider that will allow for uninterrupted light in any space.

DIY LP Screen: Anne and Todd created this room divider using old LP records covered in contact paper (after the result from painting the records wasn't satisfactory). We think this idea could easily lend itself to the reuse of other items and materials.

IKEA Hacked Screen: This portable screen was hacked from two Ivar side units joined together with piano hinges. The screens were covered in canvas (that is yet to be finished in this photo), but could easily be covered in any sort of fabric that coordinated with the space.

Divider from Counterops: Apartment Therapy LA reader Alex found some precut IKEA countertops for $10 a piece and used them to create an all-in-one room divider and wardrobe. With an extra coutertop he found he also made a desk. The overall effect is cohesive and sleek...especially with the lighting Alex added to the top of the divider.

Tennis Racket Trellis: Granted, you would probably need to be a tennis enthusiast or a collector of wooden rackets to make this divider, but that doesn't make it any less fun. Found over at ReadyMade, these rackets were all found for $1 and were put together to create an outdoor trellis, but the retro vibe of it could easily work indoors as well.

(Image credits: Alwill Studio; Kyle Freeman; Shirley / ikea hacker; Kritsada / ReadyMade; Alex / AT:LA)

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