My dilemma is this:
As of yesterday, I will be living with two of my friends in a lovely apartment in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco (if you've never been I highly advise you to...). Through the luck of drawing straws, I go stuck with the faux bedroom.
My room was actually a living room, which is a large open room between the main hallway and the kitchen. There is no wall dividing it from the hallway, and no door, which is a huge issue.
I would like to make a room divider which is visually (and mentally) stimulating, as well as effective in creating a complete visual block to my space, as well as a sufficient audial muffler. I am aware that nothing will block sound the way a true wall would, but I believe that there can be many creative solutions.
Here is a seriously shitty rendition of the apartment's layout:
I am very crafty, love sewing and building things, and would rather create something out of unusual materials (cardboard, etc) than go the route of a large curtain. Oh, and I'm a born-bargain shopper so the cheaper the better.
I really appreciate all who have read this far, this is my first post here, my first appartment, and I'm in the middle of final's week, so all comments will be taken straight to heart.
ps. please don't reccomend an asian folding screan, that simply will not do!.