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.

Expedit Room Divider

Expedit Room Divider

Materials: Expedit Desk and ShelvesDescription: Our office is right next to our front door and there is no door to the room so it is completely open. In order to get a modicum of privacy, we decided to use the Expedit desk system and face the bookshelves towards the door.…

Mandal room divider

Mandal room divider

Materials: MandalDescription: For my single room flat, I was looking for a nice and beautiful way to part my room into a living area and a sleeping area. Having guests, sitting for a chat at the sofa, without seeing my bed was very important. Now I have the perfect partition,…

Billy walk-in room divider (psst… it’s a secret room)

Billy walk-in room divider (psst… it’s a secret room)

Door to room opened, taken from inside the roomDoor closed, taken from outside the room (living room)Materials: 3 40cm-wide Billy bookshelves with doors, IKEA clothDescription: We needed to create a room for our child, and decided to build it with Billys, rather than create an actual wall. So we chose…

Lack space combiner

Lack space combiner

Photo: IKEA.com Materials: Lack room divider Description: Having bought a second hand LACK room divider, it didn’t really seem to fit in my room. The thick black beams were somewhat overexposed in comparison to my other furniture. But I did need a piece of furniture to store my administration, stereo…

Stolmen into mid-century unit/space-divider/desk

Stolmen into mid-century unit/space-divider/desk

Materials: Stolmen poles + woodDescription: After carefully deciding the sizes of the shelves and of the “working station”, (sketchup plan appeared pretty useful to avoid mistakes) I cut/sand/tint in teak color/varnished each part from one 5′ x 5′ cherry wood board bought at a local shop. I made them a…

LACK bamboo room divider

LACK bamboo room divider

Materials: LACK TV bench, DIODER LED multi-use lighting, bamboo canes, white stones Description: We needed a great idea to create 2 spaces within our living + kitchen room. “€œJust place the sofa in the middle of the room.” “Ok, but it so weird to look at the back of your…

Freelancer console

Freelancer console

Materials: Billy bookshelfDescription: First you may need to saw the upper part of the furniture to get the length needed (once turned into a console), we sawed about 1/4 of it. Position the shelves where you want them, then use 2×2 screws per shelves so they can stay vertically. You…

Closed Expedit wall

Closed Expedit wall

Materials: 2 4×4 and 2 2×4 Expedit and several custom made panelsDescription: My home office is actually a part of the living room and was divided by a 5×5 and 2×4 Expedit. It looked very messy and didn’t filter any noise from the kids while working. Inspired by a lot…

Turn your studio apartment into a 1 bedroom with IKEA PAX

Turn your studio apartment into a 1 bedroom with IKEA PAX

My girlfriend and I bought and moved into our first apartment, with a tight budget we couldn’t afford anything bigger than a studio apartment. I can’t imagine anyone wanting to have their bed in their living room, so we started to brainstorm. We discussed ever type of foldaway bed and…

Room divider for a loft with IKEA BESTÅ

Room divider for a loft with IKEA BESTÅ

A room divider helps in using the empty space in a loft, turning the open plan into functional areas. Kevin divides up the loft space with this clever IKEA BESTÅ hack, separating the sleeping area from the home office space. The versatile room divider does double duty as storage for…

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