How To Make a Clever & Easy DIY Copper Room Divider — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

“A big design challenge in my studio apartment was finding a way to separate my ‘bedroom’ area from my living area,” explains Emily Krutz, who lives in this small but functional 400-square-foot Chicago apartment. “A bookshelf wall acts as the main divider between the two spaces, but I still wasn’t crazy about walking into my apartment and having my bed be right there.”

Emily writes:

“I knew I wanted some sort of a divider between my bed and front door, but I didn’t want it to feel too closed off or to be an eyesore.

After having no luck finding anything online and in stores that would accomplish the look I was going for, I decided to create something!

I wanted something that was open and not too bulky, but still created a simple division of space when I first enter the apartment.”


  1. Use the Just For Copper solderless bonding to secure each of the fittings to the 1′ rods, then tie two strings of the invisible hanging wire to the top of each panel.
  2. Attach the cup hooks to the ceiling and hang each panel.
  3. I then tied thin string across a few of the squares and attached various cards and pictures using clothespins to give the divider a little more personality.

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