Curtains dividers can create private areas within rooms while adding a touch of drama to the decor. Loft and studio apartment dwellers may want to use a curtain divider to screen off a sleeping, laundry or storage area. Children or teens who share a bedroom could use a curtain divider to create personal space. You can use a sturdy canvas curtain divider on a porch to block an unsightly view and add a vertical style element.
Measure the width and length of the area to be divided by the curtain with a tape measure to determine the size curtain rod and fabric yardage you need. The width of the finished curtain will be 1 1/2 times the width of the area. Add 2 inches to each fabric width and length measurement for hems to determine the amount of fabric to purchase.
Cut the curtains to the measurements, creating two panels to open in the center or one panel to open at the side. Turn the panel edges 1/2 inch twice to the wrong sides and pin in place. Sew the hems with a straight stitch using a sewing machine.
Attach two ceiling mount brackets in the ceiling using 50-pound wall anchors, spaced 2-inches from the ends of the curtain rod position.
Attach clip-on shower curtain rings to the tops of the curtain panels every 6 inches, beginning 1/2-inch from the top edge corners. Slide the rings over the curtain rods. Thread the curtain rod through the ceiling mount brackets to attach the rod to the ceiling.