Divider wall ideas: Temporary walls perfect for rentals

by Monica Delaporta 06/26/2022

When renting an apartment or condominium, you have to get creative about divider wall ideas. While you could simply renovate to change the layout of a house you own, you have fewer options for dramatic changes that stay within the terms of your lease.

Dividing up a room can be a challenge, whether you want to create privacy or define the purpose of a space. However, there are some excellent temporary room divider options that are completely rental-friendly while still achieving the desired goal.

Floor to ceiling bookshelf

Using tall bookshelves as makeshift walls is a beneficial idea for multiple reasons. Not only does it allow you to separate spaces without construction, it provides extra storage and display space. In a small living space such as a studio apartment, the multipurpose aspect of bookshelf walls make them an exceptional choice for separating an office space or bedroom.

Folding screens

Folding screens are a convenient way to divide a room, and come in a plethora of styles and sizes to match your decor. Choose folding screens made of fabric, paper screens, carved wood or create your own using PVC pipe. The added benefit of folding screens is that they are easily stowed away or against a wall when not in use.

Pressurized walls

For a more substantial room divider, consider using a flexible, pressurized wall. These structures go from floor to ceiling and stay in place using pressure rods instead of attaching to the interior surfaces. These room dividers are as close as you can get to a real wall without construction.

While most temporary room dividers won’t damage your rental property, it’s still important to confirm the details of your lease and consider safety concerns before adding any major features. With a little creativity, you can use these or other room divider ideas to make your rental space a dream home.

About the Author
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Monica Delaporta

About Me

Everybody deserves a home they love, whether it is for one year or 30 years. And the process of buying your dream home should be exciting. That's where I come in, from selling your current home to finding that perfect place. My family and I have moved 8 times in 15 years, across oceans and across country - ask me about the passport story. I know how daunting it all might seem, but I am here to help you successfully navigate through the home sale and buying process. I have been able to call Metro West and Central Massachusetts home for almost two decades now, so whether you move into, out of, or within Massachusetts, I know my market and I love what I am doing. So let's make sure some of that love rubs off on you. 

My Experience

-16+ years of sales experience

-Full time, which allows me to be very flexible

-Experience with buying and selling Single Family Homes, Multi-Family homes, Condos, New Construction, Short Sales, Land

-Master's degree in business from the University of Oregon

My Community Involvement

- President of the Friends of the Butler Farm Bark Park