Even the smallest of spaces can be transformed into so much more. That's why we partnered with JCPenney for this helpful post.
Growing up, it seemed the walls were caving in thanks to all our family photos featuring birthdays, baptisms, first communions, and weddings. It was a visual way to display all our milestones while creating a crazy collage of special moments. After moving into my first place, using those frames turned into a helpful way to define my space — making my small apartment seem just like home. Check out these tips, then pick up everything you need for comfortably dividing your space, making it all your own.
Use Your Furniture
Make furniture work in more than one way and use it to create divisions in your space. This table serves as a spot to relax and eat and also as an office nook. It also separates the rest of the small room. You can also place a
convertible couch right in the center of the room instead of against a wall, defining the area.
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Canopy Your Bed
It might seem over-the-top luxurious, but using a
canopy bed, along with flowing curtains, lets you close the space off. It's like sleeping in a five-star hotel — in your own apartment.
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Hang a Divider
Along with adding texture and excitement to your space, a hanging divider is a pretty way to split a room. You can mix and match colors and textures to really play up your space. And there are so many other things that you can hang on the wall that save room, like a
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This just might the cutest way to
DIY a shelf, which also gets stuff up and off the floor. Wrap twine around the book, securing with lots of knots. Then add extra loops for hanging. Float them in the middle of the room or against walls for a cute room divider. Display shelves also get stuff off the floor while saving space.
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Move In a Divider
You can find a traditional room divider in a variety of styles — and it makes for a backdrop for your own hanging photo gallery. Use for adding privacy next to your bed or closing off a quiet area. Or buy a
photo divider ($40) for displaying your pictures and dividing your space.
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Use a Bookshelf
bookcase doesn't have to go against the wall; use for breaking up a room and storing all your favorite things, just like when you were a kid. Pick one up then position and arrange trinkets alongside books and even clothes, taking advantage of the extra storage.
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Create a Display
While not necessarily separating a room, using pictures to define spots makes a tiny apartment seem so much bigger. Buy
photo frames and fill walls with your mementos that remind you of home and visually creates a cozy nook.
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