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DIY Room Dividers You Can Build

July 16, 2021 /
Conex /
room with screens in Japanese style

Are you wondering how you can split your room without cutting straight through your wallet? There’s a simple answer to your problem; DIY room dividers you can build yourself. Here are ten fantastic ideas that suit all style preferences and budgets. 

Rope Wall 

Jute rope is a diverse material, and it can be a great idea if you want to create a unique room divider. They’re especially popular in nightclubs, bars and for interior designers because of their modern appeal. 

If you’re looking for a contemporary solution to divide a room, then ropes could revamp your home. However, it’s important to mention that rope walls are more for aesthetics than practicality. 

The main reason for this is that they don’t provide any sound protection, and in most cases, you can see through the ropes. 

Fabric Screens

If you have old blinds or curtains lying around, you can use them to create a room divider. It’s a relatively straightforward process, and any bedding material can work well too. You can use piping to make a frame and even put the divider on wheels if you want more flexibility. 

While this takes some effort, fabric screens are long-lasting, and they look great. You can see the complete tutorial here

Light Room Divider 

A few wooden planks, a drill and some superglue could form the foundation of a stunning room divider. If you’re a fan of twinkling lights and prefer aesthetic over functional interior design, then this idea will take your breath away. 

All you need to do is create frames out of wooden planks and add fairy lights to the middle. The divider won’t keep any noise out, and it won’t create another room – but it looks so beautiful; who cares?! 

Here’s the guide. 

Upholstered Divider 

Feel like some retro style? Maybe you’ve got an old sofa or headboard laying around and don’t know what to do with it. Before you throw it away, think about using the fabric for a vintage room divider. 

You can also visit the charity shops to find the right kind of patterned material. If you have a screen set up already, then it’s pretty easy to upholster it. Alternatively, you can find someone to do it for you. 

If you use wood, you can use the other side to write notes by turning the divider into a chalkboard. 

Chicken Wire Screen

Chicken wire screens are cheap and easy to put together – so they’re ideal if you’re on a budget. All you need is a wooden pane and chicken wire to put through the middle. It’s not exactly an eye-catching divider, but you can take care of that. 

Photographs are great for hanging on the chicken wire, so an average divider could quickly become a photo wall. Or you can buy dreamcatchers and ornaments to put your personality on your partition. 

It’s all about having a vision and carrying it forward, so don’t worry about the divider looking cheap. Instead, think of it as an opportunity to do something unique. 

Wooden Pallets 

In most cases, you’ll probably find that manufacturing companies will give away items for free if it means they don’t have to dispose of them. If you like the idea of industrial decor, then creating a pallet room divider gives that effortless New York apartment feel without costing you the earth. 

All you need to do is source some wooden pallets and arrange them to make a divider. You can use clips to keep each section together or do some DIY. You might need to create a stand to make the pallet stable, but it’s a relatively easy job. 

If you prefer your home comforts, you can decorate the Pallett with photos, memos and anything else you’d like to add. 

Garden Divider 

If you’re looking for a no-frills solution, then you might want to scroll past this one – because creating a garden divider is no easy task. But if you decide to bring the outdoors inside, your partition will make an impression on anyone who visits your home or office. 

Remember, you’ll need a base frame to start with, and plant stands are a fantastic solution. Just make sure you’re willing to maintain your plants because a wilting divider doesn’t work. 

Use Cardboard 

This is the budget idea on our list, and it can be a functional wall in a matter of minutes. All you need to do is grab some cardboard, place it upright to create the divider, and you’re done! If you want to let some light through it, cut some panels out and replace them with transparent material. 

If you’re looking for a temporary divider, this idea can be a simple solution. But most people prefer to hire high-quality walling solutions – especially if they’re attending a trade show. It’s essential to create the right impression, and temporary exhibition stands are a professional, cost-effective design element that enhances your company. 


Plywood is a versatile material that’s cheap to source, so it can be a great solution if you want to save money. All you need to do is attach a thin layer of plywood to plywood feet, and you’ll have your unique room divider. 

If you want to decorate it, there are plenty of innovative ideas to put your stamp on the divider. We like the idea of customising it with colours that complement your decor or using plywood wallpaper to enhance the wall. 

PVC Tubing 

Another simple idea is combining PVC tubing with canvas. All you need to do is use the tubing to create two base sections and cover them with canvas material. It’s so easy to do and a great way to save money. 

Building this divider will set you back £20, and you can decorate the canvas any way you want to. Whether you decide to paint it or order a custom print, there’s so much you can do – and at such a low price, you’ll have an excellent solution for your home or office.