How to create a room divider

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How to create a room divider

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Double your useable space with these DIY room dividers. We’ve got the lowdown on how to use stylish white storage cubes to create functional, ingenious and most importantly good-looking room dividers that are perfect for small spaces. These are a great idea for small living spaces when you want to create separate your bedroom, or home office from your living room.

Tools and materials

Wood panels

Timber dowel


Allen key


Plastic screw covers

Flexi Storage Clever Cube - 146 x 39 x 146cm, 4 x 4 Unit - White

Flexi Storage Clever Cube - 330 x 330 x 360mm Insert - Water Hyacinth

Flexi Storage Clever Cube - 335 x 385 x 335mm Insert - White

tools and materials needed to assemble a room divider

1. Prepare your tools and materials

When assembling large pieces of flat-pack furniture, it helps to be organised. Make sure you have all the right tools and gear to put everything together – the instructions list what’s required. Next, grab some friends! While it’s certainly possible to assemble this on your own, it’s going to be a heck of a lot easier with others to lend a hand.

unboxing and preparing the cube divider

2. Lay everything out

Lay all your pieces out and check you’ve got everything. The enclosed diagram will show you how to fix everything together. Bunnings Flexi Storage Clever Cubes make great room dividers, but they’re also nifty storage units. If you’re using them to stash your junk, make sure you’ve grabbed a selection of baskets (Bunnings sell them too), so you’re good to go after you’ve assembled it all.

bunnings team members unpacking screws

3. Slot everything together

We’ve got a really big room to separate, so we’re using a 4m x 4m cube to maximise our storage options. This will not only look great in the room, but also result in a more open-effect as you can see through the cubes. These units are available in heaps of different configurations, so if you’re renting, there’s bound to be one to fit every space imaginable. Extra inserts fit within the cubes for even more options. 

bunnings team member using a drill to secure the divider

4. Make it safe

Once you’ve assembled your cube and figured out where you’d like it to go, you might want to consider affixing it to the wall or floor for added safety. The cube comes with anti-toppling brackets, which are great, as each shelf can hold up to 15kg – that’s an awful lot of stuff that could come tumbling down!

bunnings team members supporting the room divider

5. Style up a storm

Once it’s safely in position, it’s time to style. We’ve put a selection of decorator items and indoor plants in our cubes, and also added jute baskets to hide the rest of the clutter. 

placing plants and ornaments on the divider shelves

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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