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Small Room Divider Ideas – How to Have 2 Rooms in Just 1 Space

small room divider ideasYou may want to have your very own meditation room, however, you may live in a studio, an apartment or may not have a spare room in your house. Not to worry! Below are some small room divider ideas to help you create that meditation space within an existing room.

Having 2 rooms in just 1 will be very beneficial since you will be able to have your regular room such as:

-Home office

-Bedroom

-Living room

-Etc.

And be able to incorporate your very own space of peace and tranquility.

Before starting, there are 2 main types of divider that you may need.

1. If you live by yourself:

 

If you are the only one living in your home, privacy is not a big issue. However, having a divider in the room where you choose to meditate can be beneficial since it will allow your eyes to create a boundary.

For example:

-Bedroom– If you sit down to meditate while you are tired, your bed is going to be calling you. Instead, place a divider such a screen so you can’t see your bed.

-Living room– When you settle down to meditate, the TV in your room may tempt you to turn it on. After all, you have been watching TV most of your life, so it’s something you are more familiar with compared to meditating. Again, place a divider such as hanging curtains, so you can’t see your TV or any other distracting things that might be calling out for your attention.

-Home office– You’ll want to create a boundary between work time and meditation time. Seeing your desk, computer, files, etc, will make you think more about the things that you still need to work on. With a divider, you won’t see them, plus physically you’ll be in different area of the room.

 

2. If you live with other people:

 

-A physical boundary- This is your sacred place, you’ll want to limit who gets to come in (if anyone at all).

-Privacy- You want to keep other people from seeing what you are doing, since meditation can be a personal thing. Also, besides meditating, this special space might be used for other things such as:

Writing down on your journal

Saying some prayers out loud

Reciting mantras

Saying affirmations

Listening to teachings

Doing EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique ) tapping

Reading

Etc.

-Having your own space- Separating yourself from ordinary life and being able to be in a space of peace and serenity.

 

Room Screens

One of the easiest ways to divide a room is with room screens. Some things to consider are:

Width: The width can range anywhere from 4 ft. (121.92 cm.) to 7 ft. (213.36 cm.) They are available anywhere from 3 to 8 panels.

Height: They come in different sizes, varying from 3 ft. (91.44 cm) -7 ft. (213.36 cm) tall.

 

Design- If you have a specific look in your room you may want to add a screen that compliments the style of the room you are in. Or actually do quite the opposite, try an alternative look so it shows that this is a different part of the room. Some types of designs are:

Japanese style

New Zealand Pine Shoji Screen

 

cherry blossom Japanese style screen

Casual

 

 

 

 

With images

 

 

 

Bookcases

We may think that bookcases have to go in the corner of the room. However, there are some really cool looking bookcases that can created a dividing space in room.

Some of them can come as just one big piece.

 

You can always get more than one of the same style of bookcase and place them next to each other, this will create the desired division of the room you are in. Not only does it create 2 rooms in 1, but the shelving allows you to put some things that you might enjoy such as:

Plants

Books

Crystals

Statues

Etc.

 

 

Room Divider Curtains

This option will offer the most privacy out of all these choices. These are special curtains that hang from the ceiling and come all the way down to the floor. Depending on the width of the room, you may need more than 1 curtain to cover the desired space.

Blue curtain room divider

Some curtains may not need installation from the ceiling, but they just hang on a rod that goes across the room. Make sure to read the item descriptions carefully, as some products may require you to purchase the rod separately.

Room divider curtain

 

Room Dividers

 

 

 

Small Room Divider Ideas

These are just some ideas of different ways that you can create the feel of 2 rooms in 1. How exciting to now have ways to create that special meditation space you have been waiting for!

Also, depending on the design of your house, some homes have an extra space below the stairs going to the second floor. This area might be perfect to create your meditation space, so take that into consideration. You could use a screen, bookcase, or even a hanging room divider.

Now you can do the following:

-Decide in which room you want to have your meditation space (consider factors such as noise, and also how much interaction will other people have in that room).

-Measure the width and height of the area where you plan to have your meditation sanctuary.

-Click on any of the images above, they will take you directly to where you can find more information about them.

The look and feel of your meditation space can change over time, so don’t feel that once you have decided on a type of room divider you have to stick to is forever. Just as you would remodel any room in the house, you can always recreate your mediation area.

Remember, what’s important is that this designated space will allow you to practice your meditation. Make sure that whichever divider you end up getting, it helps with creating a sense of peace for you.

Please tell me which room divider ideas you are going to try. What other ideas do you have that might help others? As always I love hearing from you!

Share this post with your friends so they can also create their own meditation space.

 

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10 Comments

  • Patty

    What a beautiful post/site. Before I had kids, I loved my bedroom, But nowadays, It’s known as the family room. The room dividers look stunning, I love that idea.
    Even the screens are beautiful, hopefully one day I can screen or divide myself from my husband and the children.. lol

    • Carmen

      Hi Patty,

      Thanks for your comment. I hope that one day you can create your own beautiful space. The more calm and centered you become, the more you can be there for your husband and children.:-)

  • Steve

    I absolutely love the bookcase! That would be a great addition to my office. My wife and I have been thinking about some sort of room divider for our bedroom as well since I have to keep my inversion table in there for ease of use and storage. A room divider would really help to keep the inversion table hidden, as well as add a nice element to the bedroom. This may be just what we are looking for. I will share this post with my wife for sure. Thanks for your thorough article, it’s very well done.

    • Carmen

      Hi Steve,

      There are so many cool looking bookcases, it was hard to just pick those 2 for this article. Yes, with a room divider you could keep your inversion table hidden. You could use a small screen and just hide it away in a corner of the room or even some curtains and be able to store more items behind it. I’m glad this helped. 🙂

  • Nathan

    These are great ideas and very nice to look at but how about the sound? What if I wanted to have an office that’s soundproof? Any recommendations? Because it’s hard to meditate if the other side of the divider is really noisy.

    Anyway thank you for sharing these. 🙂

  • Jenny

    That looks great! I think I’ll put curtains on my house. It’s small, a studio, but I want to put an extra bed for when people visit.
    Thanks for the advice!

  • Evan Cruz

    Meditating in bed? Boy I have to get rid of that! That be4d is almost one of my favorite things in the world sometimes, but it is something that I have to resist more often. Thanks for the post!

    • Carmen

      Hi Evan,

      Yes, unless you are doing a relaxing meditation to help you fall sleep, the bed should be off limits. It doesn’t help when you are sleepy and looking at it either. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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