Cheap, Temporary, & Portable Divider Wall Ideas


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with draping!

When planning events sometimes you are in a large room. What if you need to have the space multi-purpose? You probably came here because you need temporary wall ideas.

How do you handle the different formalities of an event without accordion walls? If you need hanging portable room dividers, then you will love renting a DIY draping kit from ShipOur.Wedding®.

pipe & drape rentals help you easily divide rooms

This kit is easy to set up and offers flexibility for your room layout. So if you need a temporary wall with fabric, this will close off the space and allow you to segment your room as you like.

There are many other styles of wall drapes available. The pipe & drape rental is available nationwide for rent to divide rooms. Let’s cover the basics & on why you may need to make a wall of draping to separate your room.

💬 Let’s cover the basics on why you might need to make a wall of draping to separate your room.

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Why Make a Temporary Draped Wall

1.  Not every venue has sliding walls available. Airwalls are installed permanently, cost money, and take time to move around. The reason people love to use draping to divide a room temporarily is that it is very efficient.

All you need are the linear dimensions of your space and you can rent your draping online. It also arrives (2) days before your event date and setups very quickly. Did we mention is cost-effective?

2.  Pipe & drape partitions add color amazingly. You can choose any drapery fabric color to partition your space. The fabric gives a very clean look that allows you to add lighting and complement your event decorations.

So another idea is to change the color of your fabric by using wedding reception lighting. Some of our privacy wall kits allow for (2) tone color selections. This way you can choose a primary and secondary color with your pipe and drape room divider.

3.  Divide spaces smaller with draping kits. This might be a consideration if your guest count is reduced last minute or you just have too big of a space. It can seem less intimate if your space is too large.

To make your guests feel more comfortable you may want to reduce the size by using draping to section off a portion of your room. This is also great for micro weddings.

4.  Hide an undesirable part of your venue. This can be due to a remodel, the look of your space, or just an area you don’t want to see. The drapery once up will raise to a height of 10 feet tall.

Bonus: wall partitions help hide setup boxes in your room

5.  Instead of buying draping you can rent. Purchasing pipe and drape equipment can be expensive. If you are looking for a temporary solution then it might make more sense to rent instead of paying full price to own.

This way you can cover a portion of your space with inexpensive movable walls. This will save you money instead of renting from a local vendor.

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Best Fabric for Room Divider Kit

You need a fabric that has a nice look to it for a high-end finish. ShipOur.Wedding® provides wrinkle-resistant curtains that are available in a variety of colors.

When doubled over the crossbar it isn’t transparent. This hides anything behind fabric.

We recommend turning off any wall sconces or light sources directly on the other side. This prevents the light from shining through the draping. In addition, the fabric is flame resistant and should be kept away from any heat sources.

There are many color choices available. Feel free to view a handful of available colors in the product thumbnails below. The below icons will show you the available colors, that can be added to an already existing drapery order.

Setup a Room Divider with Fabric

It is very simple to set up a wall of draping using do-it-yourself rentals. Each 10-foot section of wall draping will take roughly 5 minutes to assemble. All you need to do is set it, drape it and raise it.

You will repeat these instructional steps for each 10-foot section. If you have an uneven amount of draping (let’s say 72 feet). Then round up to the next 10 (which is 80 feet).

How to setup a fabric room dividing kit?

  • First measure the amount of draping needed

  • Once kit arrives, assemble crossbars & layout

  • Assemble & lay base plates at crossbar ends

  • Place uprights into your base plates

  • Slide crossbars into the top slot of uprights

  • Hang (4) draping swags on each crossbar

  • Pleat all fabric evenly across the crossbar

  • Evenly raise uprights to the desired height

  • Finalize bottom fabric of the temporary wall

You can always adjust your draping down to fit your space. It is better to have more than you need than not enough draping to cover your walls.

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Ideas for Drapery Room Partitions

So you now know some ideas on how to create a cheap temporary wall of fabric to partition a room. How else can you use this DIY pipe and drape kit? Let’s cover a couple of great ways that others have used this draping during their event.

1.  Create a Photo Backdrop
You may want to have the drapes for a temporary wall in one space. However, consider the 2nd side of the wall as used for the next portion of your event. You may place your head table against this wall.

You already have the pipe and drape kit set up behind your table with your hand-picked bridal party. You may want to decorate this area a little more with either single valance drapes or double crossbar backdrop stand. Both do it yourself products are listed below.

2.  Flip a Room
Use the draping to have half the room staged with equipment and tables. Once you are done in a portion of the room and guests leave, you can then take down the draping room divider kit and flip the room.

This can involve moving tables for your wedding seating chart, repositioning a stage, or creating an area for your vendor meals. Once the flip is done then guests can come back into the room and it is ready for the next portion of the event.

3.  Pull Back the Drapes
If you are planning on having the drapes up for the entire time. Then you may consider giving guests access to the space behind the fabric at a certain time.

For example, let’s say you want to have a dessert area after dinner. Then 10 minutes before desserts are ready, start pulling back all the fabric and give guests a way to enter the once hidden space.

Drapery swags are a nice touch since guests are not expecting them. This also gives them a place to take photos which is something your wedding guests will love!

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Is Room Divider Draping Kit Worth It?

If you need help sectioning off your event space then our draping will do a great job acting as a room divider. Clients all across the country have rented our fabric because it is beautiful, simple, and affordable.

do you have questions on draping a room divider, ask us in the comments below

There are many reasons why you might rent a draping kit as a hanging room divider. The fabric doubles as wedding door decor, a backdrop, repurposing an event space, and extended sides of a flower wall backdrop.

You have choices with styles and can even incorporate wedding reception lighting colors to match your wedding theme. We hope you found our article helpful in helping you quickly create a privacy wall affordably.

If you need help with your upcoming event then feel free to click on any of our links above for more information. Our team would love to help you create a functional space.

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