Easiest DIY Room Divider of All Time

diy room divider

We’ve been living in a studio apartment for quite some time. The biggest downside is having no walls. We can handle the small space, but sometimes you just want to go in another room and close the door. It’s the little things in life.

Having guests walk right into your bedroom is one thing, but overnight guests had to sleep on an air mattress in our living area (which happens to be right next to our bed). It finally became my personal mission to somehow separate the space.

I searched Pinterest for inspiration. Since we only have windows on one side of the apartment, a temporary solution that still allowed light in was key. Eventually, I came across photos of four stacked crates as small bookshelves and thought, “a bigger version would make a pretty cool wall.”

Grabbing a piece of scrap paper and a pen, I jotted down an idea of what the DIY room divider would look like. I measured the length of our bed, which is just under six feet, and then measured the ceiling height. We have a slanted ceiling, so I knew it couldn’t be the height of a normal wall. After estimating how many crates I would need, I ordered fifteen on Amazon and they arrived in a couple days.

The easiest DIY room divider wall of all time:

  1. Measure the desired length and height of the wall. 
  2. Find crate measurements. There are different size crates on the market, so be sure to find the correct measurements so you can draw out a plan.
  3. Draw out a rough plan. Using inches for feet, draw a quick mock-up of what the wall will look like. This will give you an idea of how many crates to buy.
  4. Buy crates. I would check around stores like Michaels, Joann Fabrics, or Amazon. Sometimes you can find great sales!
  5. Stack crates. Play around with different patterns to see what works best for your space.
  6. Secure with wood glue or nails if desired.

When we have guests over or we’re sitting on the couch, it doesn’t feel like we’re in the bedroom. It’s exactly what I wanted. The gaps allow just enough light in and added storage is a huge bonus. We’ve added houseplants, books, and mementos throughout the shelves. If you give this DIY room divider a try, let me know by tagging me in a photo on Instagram and using the hashtag #girlrefinedHOME! I’d love to see!

PS: It’s also a great place to tuck your pup’s box of toys!

 

 

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