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How to Divide a Bedroom into Two Rooms: 8 Amazing Ideas

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For many people, the bedroom is their favorite room in their home. Sometimes, a bedroom can be so big that there’s room for more than just a bed, night tables, and dressers. A large bedroom can often accommodate a reading nook, a home office, a crafting space, or a lounge area. If you have a big bedroom and want to divide it into two spaces, we can help! We’ve collected 12 fantastic ideas for you to divide a bedroom into two rooms.

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The 8 Ways to Divide a Bedroom Into Two Rooms

1. Hang Curtains as Dividers by Architectural Digest

 

Hang Curtains as Dividers by Architectural Digest
Image Credit: Architectural Digest
Materials: Curtain material, curtain rods, rod supports, wall anchors
Tools: Drill, screwdriver, level, tape measure, stud finder
Difficulty Level: Low to Medium

Although it takes a little more time and energy, hanging curtains in your bedroom to divide it into two rooms is a favorite among many homeowners. One of the best reasons to use curtains is that they take up very little space in your bedroom, which means more space for your furniture.

Depending on the curtain, the fabric can absorb sound and make your bedroom quieter. You can use a light material to let light pass through or a heavy one to darken the new room. Depending on the distance between walls, hanging a curtain can be relatively easy, as long as you have a long enough curtain rod.


2. Build a Wall That’s Open on One Side by Bored  Panda

Materials:
wood beams, sheetrock, paneling, screws, nails, level, tape measure, stud finder
Tools: hammer, drill, spackle, tape, paint, razor knife, putty knife
Difficulty Level: Moderate

If you have DIY skills, you can build a wall to divide your bedroom in two and, if you like, leave it open on one side. You can use the open side like a shelf and store smaller items. If you don’t want the hassle and mess of using sheetrock, use paneling or light, high-quality plywood.

You can also use 2x2s rather than 2x4s for your dividing wall to make it lighter and cheaper. This plan takes more time and planning than some, but your bedroom will be divided into two genuinely separate rooms when you’re done. You can even include a door for the ultimate bedroom divider.


3. Install a Sliding Door by Pretty Providence

Install a Sliding Door by Pretty Providence
Image Credit: Pretty Providence
Materials: Sliding door (comes with materials for installation)
Tools: Drill, screwdriver, level
Difficulty Level: Moderate to high

Some bedrooms have a large opening or entranceway between two sides that sort of divide the room but not completely. If that’s the case in your bedroom, hanging a sliding door is an excellent idea and can add a touch of color, class, or natural wood.

Sliding door kits are easy to install and, once in place, can be closed to divide your bedroom into two sides instantly. The beauty is that whenever you like, you can open them for more space.


4. Make a Dividing Wall with Wooden Crates by Jasmine-Roth

Materials: Wooden crates, wood screws
Tools: Drill or screwdriver
Difficulty Level: Low

Using wooden crates to build a DIY dividing wall in your bedroom is an excellent idea because it’s easy, fast, customizable, and affordable. You can stack the crates any way you like, vertically and horizontally. Also, you can place the open side of the crate toward either of your new rooms to give you storage space on both sides of your new wall.

One drawback is that wooden boxes can be unstable, and screwing them together with wood screws is advisable. If you do, use short screws to quickly take the crates apart again if you want to rearrange them.


5. Make a Wooden Geometric Room Divider by Decorative Ideas

Materials: Wooden boards, wood glue, wood screws
Tools: Table saw, angle iron, level, drill, sandpaper, clamps
Difficulty Level: Moderate to high

Geometric room dividers have been around for decades and are still viable for dividing your bedroom in two. You need moderate DIY skills and proper tools to make one, or you can purchase a pre-made wooden geometric room divider.

Most come in kits you assemble to make them easier to ship. The nice thing about this type of room divider is that it lets light through, so your new rooms get natural light. They can also be as wide or shallow as you like to divide your bedroom however you see fit.


6. Use Several Large Indoor Plants by Barbulianno Design

Use Several Large Indoor Plants by Barbulianno Design
Image Credit: Barbulianno Design
Materials: Plants, plant hangers, ceiling hooks, wall anchors
Tools: Drill
Difficulty Level: Low to moderate. (Hanging takes more effort.)

Indoor plants bring a touch of nature to any bedroom, which makes using plants as a divider extra special. They should be relatively tall plants that aren’t too “bushy,” so they don’t take up too much space. Then again, if you have an extra-large bedroom, you can use any plant that you like.

Some homeowners have used a lineup of hanging plants to divide their bedrooms, which can look amazing. You can line them up straight or hang the plants at different heights for a pleasing, all-natural bedroom dividing wall that purifies your air. Be sure that, whatever you use to hang them, it’s securely attached to the ceiling.


7. Install Sliding Glass Partitions by Wikihow

Install Sliding Glass Partitions by Wikihow
Image Credit: Wikihow
Materials: Sliding glass partition (comes with materials for installation)
Tools: Drill, level, screwdriver, stud finder
Difficulty Level: Moderate to high

This plan for dividing a bedroom into two rooms has the benefit of letting natural light pass through. However, it’s also one of the costliest ideas on today’s list, even if you do it yourself. Glass partitions can be custom ordered and are an excellent choice for even the biggest bedrooms. Also, you can use frosted glass if you want more privacy in your 2nd bedroom when the partitions are closed.


8. Play with Different Elevations by Live home 3d

 

Play with Different Elevations by Live home 3d
Image Credit: Live home 3d
Materials:
Wood beams, plywood, wood glue, hinges, handles, drawer runners, wood screws
Tools: Table saw, level, clamps, drill, angle iron, sandpaper, stud finder
Difficulty Level: Moderate to high

While not a room divider per se, if you were to create an elevated area in your bedroom and place your bed on it, you would have two “rooms” instead of one, or at least two areas to enjoy. This plan is probably the most time and energy-consuming on today’s list and will take moderate to expert DIY skills.

You’ll need to build a sturdy platform first, and steps to reach the elevated area are also required, which makes this an involved project that will likely take a weekend or more to finish. Another small drawback is that if you get tired of the new arrangement, taking it down will take time and energy (and you’ll lose the money you invested in the materials).

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Final Thoughts

Did you enjoy all of today’s ideas on dividing a bedroom into two rooms? We certainly hope you did and that one of the plans on our list is the one you’ll choose to turn your bedroom into two rooms. You can complete some projects in a few hours and others in just a few minutes! All but two or three are no longer than a day’s DIY project away, and you can get started as early as today! Whichever idea you choose, we wish you the best of luck setting it up.


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