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IKEA room dividers: 5 ideas to separate an open-plan space quickly (and cheaply)

These IKEA room dividers are perfect for creating zones in an open-plan space. From more room or more storage to just creating some extra cosiness in a bedroom

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If you live in an open-place space, maybe it's a studio flat or you have a kitchen and living room in one situation going on, you will know the importance of creating 'zones' – rooms within rooms. And the best way to do that is with room dividers, and the best place to buy those room dividers is IKEA. For ideas on how to use IKEA room dividers to separate your spaces, just keep scrolling...

And for more tips on how create a good flow in your open-plan room, head to our guide. 

1. Use shelving as a room divider 

We reckon this is the easiest IKEA room divider idea – use a shelving system to create the allusion of a wall. And in fact, this is way more practical than just having a wall. Can a wall store all your books? Can a wall display all your cute knick-knacks? Can a wall be personalised to perfectly fit your space and your storage needs? No didn't think so, but the IKEA Elvarli can!

2. Hang a curtain as a room divider 

If you want something softer looking to work in the bedroom or even around your bed area if you live in a studio flat, curtains are your best bet. IKEA sell a curtain rail that you can mount to the ceiling and create a track that completely wraps around your bed. Pick out a soft, slightly sheer curtain to create a really gorgeous relaxing sleep space that's separate from the rest of the room. 

3. Create a 'green wall'

This would work as room divider in any room – it's used here in a bedroom but we think it would look so cool in a kitchen. This is just a Rigga clothes hanger with some hanging plants and a few pots popped at the bottom. Easy peasy. 

4. DIY a room divider with noticeboards 

Ikea room divider

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Who knew noticeboards could be used as room dividers? Here the Myrheden memo-board has been hung in multiples to divide the space between a home office and a bedroom. You can add interest and create more of a 'wall' by adding postcards, photos and what not – pretty and practical. 

5. Rearrange your layout to create a natural room divider 

You might find you don't even have to buy any new IKEA room dividers and you can make the furniture you already have work for you. We have a habit when deciding on the layout of a room of pushing everything to edges, but if you have a larger open-plan space, then all you are left with is a big empty space in the middle of the room. 

We like how here the bed has been placed in the middle of the room with the headboard acting as a room divider. By adding the desk up against the headboard, it only created more of a feel of these separate zones, making the room feel cosier and fitting more in the space. 

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