Using Sheets as Room Dividers: A Good Idea?

Room dividers are used primarily to break up a room into several separate spaces. They are commonly used in large spaces with no walls in between so that each 'room' can have its privacy. For example, you may want to put a divider between the dining room and kitchen so that you can concentrate on what you’re cooking without having to worry about people watching you hungrily from the dining area or to prevent smoke from leaving the cooking space. Room dividers come in different styles, but one of the most common types is the hanging room divider. Read on to learn more about this type of fixture and some of its pros and cons of using a sheet.

Sheet Room Dividers

There are several types of hanging room dividers, which include curtains, blinds and plants. Curtains are the most widely used and the least expensive option. These are typically installed in rooms that serve the same purpose. For example, curtains can be used to set apart the bed from the rest of the living space in a studio apartment. Curtains are made of different materials—pleated fabric, cotton, canvas, plastic or even heavy velvet. It is best to select the material based on the overall look of your home.

Another common type is the vertical blinds. These are made of either fabric or PVC. It’s best to use the fabric material as they don’t make noise, unlike the latter. For spaces that have high ceilings, it may be necessary to install a hanging strip that can be made of wood or metal to which the vertical blinds will be attached.


The primary advantage of sheet room divider is safety. It is made of materials that are so light you don’t have to worry about anyone getting injured with it. There are no risks of getting toppled over or pinching fingers with this type of divider. This means that this is particularly ideal if you have kids at home who constantly run around or explore things.

Apart from this, hanging dividers also take up less space than other types of dividers. If you want to open up the space in your home, you simply open up the curtains and then close it again for privacy.

Usage is not the only thing easy with hanging room dividers. They are also very easy to install that you can do it on your home unless you have a high ceiling and you will need a hanging strip to be installed. Otherwise, you can easily turn this into a DIY project. It’s also very cheap, especially the curtains.


These dividers only have few drawbacks, one of which is that it is not ideal for places with high ceilings. As mentioned earlier, this can be resolved by installing a hanging strip but that would be quite costly. Also, these dividers offer only limited privacy. Unlike other types of dividers that can soundproof a room to a certain degree, these ones are not good for that purpose.

The answer to the question of whether or not it is a good idea for you to install hanging room dividers depends only on your own circumstances, needs and preferences. The size, space and themes of the home will also come into play. Knowing the perks and drawbacks of this type of divider, consider whether it is right for you.