Looking for an easy way to divide a space without it being permanent? This DIY room divider screen might just be your answer! It’s super simple to make and it’s easily removable!
I know many people are all about “open concept” when it comes to homes these days. People want their kitchen, living and dining areas to all be together and open and “flowy”.
Me? Not so much.
That being said, the main living area at our previous home, the Beloved Foreclosure, was open concept. In fact, we tore down a couple walls to make it that way. The kitchen, living and dining room were all open to another. For that house, it was best that way though – the rooms felt really closed in otherwise.
I really love having a little division between my kitchen and living room now though. I can jam out to my heart’s content while cooking dinner and not bother a soul.
While our kitchen at the 70’s Landing Pad is it’s own space, separated by walls, from the living room and dining room, the living room and dining room open up to one another. It’s obvious that they are meant to be two different “rooms,” but there are no walls.
For a while, I’ve been wanting to separate this space more. Not put up walls, but have a more clear definition of where the living room ends and the dining room begins. I wanted to be able to “fancy up” the dining room a bit more than the living room without it looking like I had only gussied up part of the space and never did anything with the rest.
Enter gorgeous room dividers.
These hanging room dividers were the perfect solution to my dilemma. Best of all, they are super easy to make (I used prefab panels!) and they are easily removable if you ever need to take them down for any reason.
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DIY Hanging Room Divider
- Prefab Decorative Panel(s) of Your Choice – mine are the Cheryle panels from O’verlays.
- 2 – 3/4″ screw eyes per room divider panel
- 2 – 1″ cup hooks per room divider panel
- 2 drywall anchors per room divider panel
*A note about the panels: If you get your panels from O’verlays, you’ll want to contact them for a custom panel. Your panel(s) will need to be about 1 1/2″ – 2″ shorter than your ceiling height. You’ll also want to get the 1/2″ thick panels so they will be a bit more sturdy than the usual panel thickness. You can choose the width of your panels depending on your room and taste.
*For reference, I have 8′ ceilings and my panels are 94 1/8″ tall x 12 1/4″ wide and 1/2″ thick.
O’verlays come painted white. If you would like your panels a different color, go ahead and paint them first.
Install screw eyes on the top edge of each panel. Place a screw eye 1″ in from the outer edge on each side.
If you get wider panels than mine are, you may want to put in more than two screw eyes per panel.
Place drywall anchors in the ceiling where you will hang your panels. The anchors should be the same distance apart as the screw eyes you just installed are.
Using a framing square will help you keep the anchors in line with one another.
Screw a cup hook into each of the anchors.
Hang the panel on the hooks by placing the screw eyes at the top of the panels onto the hooks.
Not only did these create a visual separation of the two spaces, but they added a gorgeous touch of drama and architectural detail to the space.
You may have noticed that they even prompted a little mini dining room makeover – I’ll share that soon!
If you ever want to take them down, just slide them off the hooks.
Isn’t this such an easy way of separating spaces without big effort or serious construction? What do you think of them?
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