20 creative ikea ROOM DIVIDER hacks and ideas

A room divider is a quick and often convenient way to screen off a large space into smaller sections. Whether you’re aiming to define spaces or create privacy, a stylish and functional room divider or partition can help create focus and make a space more usable.

You can use it to separate living and bedroom spaces, or carve out a cosy reading nook. Or even partition out a home office keeping work and business separate from home life.

The choice of materials and design are endless. And will often depend on your storage needs, space, taste and budget. We’ve seen room dividers made from fabric, metal, rattan, wood and more. IKEA Hackers have turned IKEA wardrobes, kitchen cabinets and storage units into beautiful rooms dividers. IKEA BILLY bookcases and, of course, the KALLAX, are among popular room divider choices.

Whether you want a simple divider that stands between two spaces or a full fledged divider with storage options, we have plenty of DIY room dividers to get you started on your project.

Scroll down for 20 and more amazing IKEA room divider hacks that will inspire you to divider and conquer.

This See Through Room Divider provides subtle separation

This See Through Room Divider provides subtle separation

See Through Room Divider that doesn’t block the view. In our 1960s house, the Dining Area and Lounge are one open space that seemed to beg for some separation. I wanted to keep the Lounge’s cozy feeling for reading or watching TV, but not hide the Dining Room from view.…

8 ways to turn IVAR into a super useful folding screen

8 ways to turn IVAR into a super useful folding screen

A folding screen is a quick way to divide a room and create private spaces. IKEA currently sells the RISÖR room divider and that’s it. Nothing much in this department. But fret not, it’s easy to make one. The IVAR side units are perfect for this DIY project and can…

IKEA Trellis as a brilliant lighted room divider

IKEA Trellis as a brilliant lighted room divider

Outdoor trellis comes indoors as a lighted room divider. As many of you do, due to COVID-19, we spend most of our time at home. We wanted to make the home environment more cozy and charming and designed a lighted room divider. Our project is called Velumen. We wanted to…

KALLAX tall room divider with integrated desk

KALLAX tall room divider with integrated desk

We used the IKEA KALLAX modules to build a room divider with a desk. The main structure is a KALLAX 4×4 unit propped up by two 1×2 KALLAX units. Together they work perfectly as a room divider with an integrated desk. The materials we used: 1 KALLAX 4×42 KALLAX 2×12…

Carving out a special room for a home office

Carving out a special room for a home office

BILLY bookcases are awesome as walls for a temporary room. Working from home is becoming a reality for more and more people. But not everyone has the luxury of a dedicated room for a home office. In Carolina’s case, they carved out a spot in their living room to fit…

Barcelona Studio Apartment So Cosy After This 2-day Hack

Barcelona Studio Apartment So Cosy After This 2-day Hack

A lovely bed nook with the BILLY Bookcase as a room divider. I hated being able to see my bed from the “kitchen” and vice versa, so needed a cheap way to hide it! Here was how it looked when I first moved in: The Before Before Before Quotes for…

How to hack a renter-friendly room divider

How to hack a renter-friendly room divider

It took me almost a year to figure it out. I sent a help request in 2019 but here is my attempt at a renter-friendly room divider.  You can get this up by only drilling 4 holes, 2 in the wall and 2 on the ceiling easy to fill up…

Screen with greens: Make an Indoor Plant Room Divider

Screen with greens: Make an Indoor Plant Room Divider

This is our hack of the PINNIG coat rack and shoe bench into an indoor plant room divider. Which we now call “The Pinnig Sprout Screen”. Backstory We have always wanted a room divider to have clear demarcation between the living room and dining area. And we’ve looked through countless number of…

Easiest fish tank stand ever and DIY room separator

Easiest fish tank stand ever and DIY room separator

I was wondering how to better separate the entrance (taking into account a fish tank stand with a large aquarium, 120L) from the other areas. Fish tank stand – before: Related: There’s something fishy about this EXPEDIT Materials: 2 units of KALLAX 2×2 MDF panels Wood slats (1200mm x 6mm) I…

KALLAX Hide-away TV & Cascading Room Divider

KALLAX Hide-away TV & Cascading Room Divider

I recently got myself an open studio loft, so I finally had a chance to get creative. I wanted to share my massive IKEA KALLAX room divider, but more specifically, my hide-away TV that doubles as an art piece (with the added feature of allowing me to choose to watch TV…

Making space for 3: IKEA PAX as a room partition

Making space for 3: IKEA PAX as a room partition

We were faced with a problem, we had to move into a one bedroom flat. But there’s three of us – me, she who must be obeyed and our seven year old son. The sole bedroom wasn’t that big but it did have an alcove with a fitted wardrobe and…

TAAC!!! The making of an IKEA room divider

TAAC!!! The making of an IKEA room divider

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…

Plant screen

Plant screen

I have transformed the IKEA SOCKER plant stand to create some privacy on my balcony. Photo: IKEA.com The plant stand originally has rings on it to hold the pots. I removed the rings and sawed 4 wooden boards so they would fit inside the metal construction. I…

Free Standing Stuva Room Divider

Free Standing Stuva Room Divider

I attached 4 STUVA storage cabinets together and then added plywood and plaster to the back to make a free standing room divider. ~ Jeanie

Multi-purpose Wooden Partition from STOLMEN and LADE

Multi-purpose Wooden Partition from STOLMEN and LADE

We wanted a stabilising structure as the backing for our wardrobe. The Ikea’s Mandal headboard appeared to be the first choice. However, it had been phased out from our local stores. So we decided to build one from scratch. Happy with the end result. Even happier considering the total costs…

Lack it or not… office space divider

Lack it or not… office space divider

Made of hundreds of IKEA Lack tables, this 32 meter long 3.2 meter high office space divider designed for a communication office. It represents an abstract view of the Rotterdam skyline the silhouette is also visible in the floor pattern.

BESTÅ goes back in time: A vintage style room divider

BESTÅ goes back in time: A vintage style room divider

In designing a new workspace within a heritage building – an old church hall built in 1915 – I needed a cost effective way to create 2 separate spaces. On one side it was an existing coffee shop and on the other, a new shared workspace. I wanted a solution…

Expedit built in room divider

Expedit built in room divider

This is my attempt at an Expedit room diver, it all began with a large attic flat I have which was two rooms but someone knocked into one. I looked at ‘canned’ solutions to dividing the rooms and didn’t really like any of them. A friend gifted me a black…

L-shaped wall divider with IKEA BILLY and friends

L-shaped wall divider with IKEA BILLY and friends

A transformer monster escaped from the IKEAhackers website and transformed my living room. Originally there was a 3 meter wall divider from BILLY bookcases at the entry way. (See the hack on IKEAhackers). Materials: Billy Benno Moreno Stockholm DIY L shaped wall divider: Now there is an L-shaped wall with an…

Making a Living Room Partition with IKEA BILLY

Making a Living Room Partition with IKEA BILLY

I built a 3 meter wide by 2.30 tall entry way and living room partition. Materials: Billy Bookshelves Moreno glass doors Benno DVD Shelves My entry way / living room partition: The entry way has 2 Billy bookcases fixed together (back to back) as one unit, with no back attached…

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