Living in a rental means you don't always have the luxury of bookshelves or built-ins. Every inch counts in a small space. If you're considering room dividers to break up your space, consider ones that double as storage -- they define your spaces and give you room to put books, memorabilia and other useful objects.
Apartment Therapy notes that room dividers -- especially in studios or apartments with a large open area -- are a great way to break up space into distinct areas. They offer a few things to remember when choosing your room dividers, but we especially liked the idea of making sure your divider incorporates some storage, like a wall of IKEA EXPEDIT (now KALLAX) blocks, or a pass-through bookshelf:
Especially in a small space, a room divider that doubles as storage can solve a few issues. Often (if they're done right) room dividers made of bookshelves are somewhat camouflaged as well; they don't scream room divider but rather provide the illusion of a bookshelf against an actual wall. On the other hand, see-through bookshelves used as room dividers keep things open and airy.
Dividers that double as bookshelves are especially useful, and they're relatively easy and affordable to find. That way you add a little much-needed storage to your small space and break it up a little at the same time. Hit the link below to see some more room dividing tips.
Renters Solutions: 4 Things To Consider When Using a Room Divider [Apartment Therapy]