With students heading back to college this week I’ve seen several dorm rooms that belong to the children of friends. Their biggest dilemma seemed to be how to divide the space in order to create distinct areas. Adults sometimes face this same problem while living in studio apartments or lofts. One choice is a wooden room divider, which adds texture and color to the room rather than the standard curtains hanging from the ceiling, or bookcase dividers. After spying a headboard in a Frette linen showroom, the owner of a NYC studio apartment had a room divider made using the same reclaimed wood material. The floor to ceiling wall divider creates a cocoon-like sleeping space and its solidity has light blocking qualities. The bed’s platform extends into a “bedside table” running the entire length of the mattress and creating a place for a laptop, books and glasses as well as a bench of sorts.
Pallets are everywhere right now, but this is the first portable wall I’ve seen built using them. Inspired by a display at West Elm, this DIY San Francisco duo snagged free wooden pallets from the business next door and changed them up by staining. They also could be painted. Easy to add, delete or disassemble and move to another location pallets are not always in the best condition but they make a perfect background for hanging artwork or shelving and the slats let in light.
(Sources: Time Out New York, If I Weren’t So Lazy)
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