TAAC!!! The making of an IKEA room divider

IKEA room divider
Photo Credit: Eutropia Architettura

IKEA room divider with STUVA and OSB board

IKEA items used: n°2 Stuva closets + n°1 Nordli bed/ n°1 IKEA complete Kitchen

We designed this custom hack for a small loft in the historical district of Florence.

The loft is about 26 square meters (280 sq. ft). In order to save space we created a central core. It has a nook for the dining table, flanked by STUVA closets on both sides. It functions as bedboard and bedside table next to the queen bed. It works elegantly as a room divider splitting living and sleeping area, without hemming either in.

To create the core, we used OSB (Oriented Strand Board, a cheap & chic material) to make a boxed structure and the dining table. From this, we joined together all the other elements. See the diagram below for how it all came together.

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As you can see through our structure, this layout allows you to have a single TV screen you can view either from the living or the sleeping area.

room divider IKEA STUVA

room divider IKEA STUVA

We completed our design by exposing some old brick work in order to create a nice contrast between our IKEA hack and the historical environment.

brick work

exposed brick work

You can customise this hack by changing the type of the wood and finding other ways to link with the different elements.

OSB room divider

custom room divider

wardrobe room divider

room partition

IKEA Room divider for a small studio

IKEA Room partition for a small studio

IKEA Room divider for a small studio

To complete the studio, we added in an IKEA kitchen. It’s small but it has everything the residents need to cook a meal.

IKEA Room divider for a small studio

kitchen for a small studio

kitchen for a small studio

kitchen for a small studio


I hope you enjoyed our work!

~ by Eutropia Architettura