With a room divider in a studio apartment, you turn a one-room apartment into a one-bedroom home. The best room divider for your studio apartment depends on my factors. You must look at your studio room’s layout, window placement, and size. And, of course, it also depends on personal style.
There is great variety in a studio room divider, from a permanent solution by building a half-high wall to a temporary arrangement with a foldable screen or a bookcase.
In this article, you will see 43 great ideas for dividing a studio apartment. No matter the size of your studio, style, or budget, you can find a room divider that suits your space.
43 Room Divider Ideas For a Studio Apartment
1. A Curtain on the Side and the Foot of the Bed
Surrounding your bed with curtains is a simple and effective way of dividing a studio apartment and creating a separate bedroom. You can easily play with color if you use curtains, as they can easily be replaced with a curtain in a different shade or pattern.
2. Curtains on the Sides of the Bed
Adding two curtains on either side of the bed can easily hide your bed from view. Choose sheer curtains if you want to let through light, or opt for thick blackout curtains if you want to create a snug bedroom.
3. A Closed Bookcase
If you want to create a separate bedroom and you need storage space, you can choose a bookcase as a room divider. As you often can’t paint walls in a rental apartment, you can paint the back of the bookcase or add colorful wallpaper. This way you can also implement color and personality into your one-room rental apartment.
4. An Open Bookcase
A studio apartment is small, and more often than not, there is only one window. Living in a home with plenty of natural light creates a happier and healthier home.
If you want to use a bookcase as a studio room divider, but you don’t want to block the natural light coming from the window, then you can choose an open bookcase. A popular bookcase that works great as a room divider is the IKEA Kallax.
5. A Foldable Screen
A foldable screen is perfect as a room divider if you want to be flexible. The screen can be unfolded when you’re in need of a private corner in your apartment and it can be put aside if you want to leave the space open.
You can choose a natural room divider made of rattan or wood. But you can also use the foldable screen for a touch of color and pattern. This foldable screen from Anthropologie is a beautiful example of that.
6. A Platform Bed
A subtle way of dividing a studio apartment is by using different floor heights. A platform bed is a simple way of creating a low and high area in your studio that also serves as a room divider.
7. An Industrial Glass Wall
Industrial glass walls are a popular choice for a room divider. The glass lets through light but is a clear divider between the living and bedroom areas. The industrial design of the partition wall also adds a great statement to your studio.
8. A Half Wall
With simple building blocks, you can create a half-high partition wall. The benefit of a half-high wall is that it hides the bed from view but keeps the room open. Light can also flood through the entire room, so the space behind the wall won’t be too dark.
Niches have been added to the dividing wall to provide bed storage.
9. A Platform Bed with Desk and Wardrobes
You can design a multifunctional block that helps divide the room while also creating much-needed storage and a work space. Anne Rolland Architect, created this wooden block in a one-room Paris apartment. It’s a platform bed with underneath storage, desk, and wardrobe in one.
10. A Clothing Rack
Cheap, simple, and multifunctional. A clothing rack as a room divider has many benefits. You need to store our clothes so why not make the wardrobe a room divider as well. Place it behind or next to the bed to create a separate bed area.
You can also double up with a clothing rack and a sheer curtain that acts as a room divider.
11. A Custom Furniture Piece in the Center of the Room
If you are good at DIY and the room is big enough, you can design a multifunctional furniture piece that can serve as storage and as a room divider.
12. A Loft Bed
If you’re lucky to have high ceilings in your home. Then you can add a loft bed. A loft bed opens up a lot of space in your room that you can use for working, living, or dining.
A beautiful tiny house made of recycled materials has a loft bed with an exposed wooden ceiling.
The Nigaloo Loft from Bare shows how you can combine a cozy living room with a loft bed in a very small space.
13. A Curtain Between the Sofa and the Bed
You can create a one-bedroom apartment with a simple curtain between the couch and the bed. The great thing about a curtain is that you can also open it up if you prefer a more open style in your home.
14. Place the Sofa in the Center of the Room
If you place the couch in the center of the room, the back of the sofa will act as a room divider. It’s a simple way of dividing a room. Thanks to this sofa placement, you won’t see the bedroom area in the living space.
Plants make people happy and are proven to be a positive element in a home. Bigger plants can also be used as a natural room divider when standing on the floor. But you can also hang plants on a clothing rack for a natural room divider.
16. Wooden Slats with Shelves
Wood adds warmth to a room, and in this blue studio apartment, they added a wood slatted wall with shelves attached to it.
17. Curtains Tied to the Bedframe
You can tie the curtains to the bedframe if you can’t add a curtain rail to the walls or ceiling.
18. Customized Plywood Boards
Plywood boards can be bought in every home store, and it can be used as a room divider. You can customize them any way you want: paint them, plaster them with wallpaper, or decorate them with posters and prints for a personal gallery wall.
19. A Clear Glass Wall
A clear glass wall is a minimalistic way of dividing a studio apartment.
20. Turn a Closet into a Bed Niche
Some older apartments have built-in closets. In this Swedish studio apartment, they turned the built-in wardrobes into a bed niche that can be hidden from view by closing the doors.
21. A Curtain and a Bookcase
Mix and match several room dividers. In this midcentury studio apartment, they created a bed nook by placing a curtain next to it and closing it off at the foot of the bed with a bookcase.
22. A Movable Loft Bed with a Lounge Space Surrounded by a Curtain
This solution is for DIY lovers. A combined loft bed and seating space have been created with one wooden frame. It has been placed on wheels so it can also be moved however suits your need. The structure can be closed off with a sheer curtain to create a more cozy space.
23. Different Wall Colors
If you don’t want to place furniture in the middle of the room and keep a more open layout, you can create a subtle separation between the living room and bedroom using different wall colors. For example, you can paint the bedroom area a darker color to create a snug space that’s perfect for sleeping.
24. A Bookcase at the Foot of the Bed
The great thing about the bookcase at the foot of the bed is the playful design. The bookcase has different heights and it is decorated with plants which adds a wonderful natural touch to the room.
25. A Custom Headboard and Desk
In a small room, you have to think about multifunctional furniture. Why not add a bookcase, headboard, and desk in one?
26. Sliding Doors
You can buy or make sliding doors that you can use as a room divider. Think about affordable closet doors from IKEA that you can use or make them yourself with wood from a DIY store.
27. Curtains around the Bed and a Bookcase
Curtains and bookshelves are the most popular room dividers. So it makes sense to combine them and turn your studio room into a proper apartment.
28. A Movable Pegboard
A pegboard wall can also be used as a room divider. By placing it on wheels, you can place it wherever suits you at any time. It can also be used as storage for small items and decorations. It’s a great piece to use as a hallway divider.
29. A Glass Wall And Curtain Combination
Combine a glass partition wall with a sheer curtain to have multiple options for dividing the studio room.
30. A Strategically Placed Rug
For really small rooms, or if you want to keep the open layout of the apartment, you can use a strategically placed rug as a room divider. It’s a simple but effective way of diving a room.
31. A Steel Frame with a Curtain
A simple steel frame is combined with a pink curtain for a unique room divider.
32. A Bookcase and Headboard in One
In the loft apartment of designer Ilse Crawford, designed by Vincent van Duysen, a bookcase also functions as a bed headboard. It separates the space, and you add storage.
You can also use the IKEA Platsa series if you want to combine a bed with a bookcase. tie
33. A Custom Made Bookcase with a Platform Bed
The owners of this studio turned their home into a one-bedroom apartment with a custom-made bookcase. The bedframe, bookcase, and dining bench were all created from the same wood for a harmonious look. The bed and bench also have underneath storage. An arched doorway and “window” keeps it open and light.
34. A Loft Bed with a Half Wall
This pink studio apartment has a loft bed in combination with a half-high wall. Underneath the loft, a wardrobe has been created so the rest of the room doesn’t have o be cluttered up with wardrobes and cabinets.
35. DIY Cabinets and a Glass Wall at the Foot of the Bed
This room divider is created with painted IKEA Ivar cabinets and glass panes placed on top. The glass keeps it light and airy and the cabinets provide storage.
36. An L Shaped Desk
The owners of this studio apartment placed an l shaped desk between the seating area and the bedroom.
37. A Platsa Bedframe with a Closet
The IKEA Platsa series is a multifunctional furniture collection that is amazing for small spaces. In this studio, they added a platform Platsa bed with a wardrobe that also serves as a headboard and a room divider.
38. A Net Wall
This design studio apartment added a net wall between the living space and the bed. It’s minimal, but it still creates a nice separation between the living space and the bedroom.
39. Wooden Slats with a Curtain
Wooden elements always add a warm natural touch to a room. In this studio apartment, wooden slats are combined with a curtain to divide the studio apartment. Even with the curtain open, you still have a division between the living room and bedroom, but it will also let through light. If you want more privacy, you can close the curtain.
40. A Curtain Behind the Couch
Create a faux wall by adding a curtain behind the sofa to create a division between the living and the bedroom.
41. A Floating Bookcase
With a floating bookcase, the room will feel more spacious as you leave room under and above the furniture piece.
42. A Curtain Behind and Next to the Sofa
Instead of creating two rooms, you can also create three rooms. In this home, they added two curtains: one behind the sofa to create a separate bedroom and one next to the sofa to hide the kitchen.
43. A Canopy Bed with Fabric
A canopy bed can easily be turned into a separate bedroom with fabric or curtains.