Divide A Room and Conquer The Clutter

by Grace Brooke

 

  Bookshelf as a Room Divider

 

Along with storing your books and whatever else, a bookshelf is a great tool to use to divide a room. It is perfect for small spaces such as apartments, studios, and lofts where you want to separate an open area. There are a couple things to consider when choosing to divide a room with a bookshelf. Firstly, account for scale and secondly, account for current decor. IKEA makes this possible with their versatile selection of colors and sizes. The larger you want a divide to be, the taller and wider you want your bookshelf to be. Try IKEA’s “Expedit Shelving Unit.”

 

Ikea Expedit Shelving Unit, Large $159

Ikea Expedit Shelving Unit, Large $159

 

For a smaller space, try IKEA’s smaller Expedit shelving unit which you can turn horizontally to create a smaller and lower divide.

 

Ikea Expedit Shelving Unit, Small $89.99

Ikea Expedit Shelving Unit, Small $89.99

 

Having no backing allows you to divide a room while still maintaining the feeling of space and openness. However, if you already have a bookcase that has a backing, but still would like to use it to divide a room, try hanging a picture or mirror on the back to give the illusion of space.

 

Here’s some photos using IKEA’s Expedit Shelving Unit to inspire you:

 

Add mirrors to customize and personalize your bookshelves.

 

Add baskets to create additional storage and hide clutter on shelves.

 

Display your cherished items.

 

Beautiful in any room.

 

Happy Organizing and Decorating!

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