(Closed) Open Doorway to Nursery/Office – How to cover up?

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 2
46672 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

LoveAndLaughter:  Does the opening go all the way to the ceiling or is there a partial wall at the top of the opening?

If you have a partial wall, you could use a sliding door that has two panels and two tracks. You can close the room off entirely with the two doors or overlap them to have an opening 1/2 that width.

Post # 4
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

If you don’t want anything permanent, you could hang some nice fabric. Easy project, can look classy/professional if you pick the right stuff, and easy to take down if you change your mind re: a real door.

Post # 5
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

LoveAndLaughter:  You could do curtains. I think it could look really cool with the right rod and curtains. Plus, if it’s just for an office/a place for baby to sleep  it’s not like it has to be super private with an actual door. The funny thing is, it looks like that wall to the right was supposed to be extended more based on the floor vents (seemingly random placement).

Post # 6
1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

I third the fabric suggestion. It makes a great *unintentional* accent wall. I love it!

Post # 9
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

LoveAndLaughter:  I like julies1949‘s idea of a door on tracks. I love the look of barn doors and they are popular recently. But I’m sure there are other options as well.


You could also just install double doors. This would provide more of a sound barrier than sliding ones.

I also like the curtain idea from PPs. It would be much easier and probably cheaper (although fabric can get pretty pricey!)

If you continue to keep your LO down there once they are older, a baby gate is good if you don’t install something more permanent like doors.

Post # 10
3378 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Do you have pets?  That’s our big concern with the nursery right now – we were considering making our bonus room (which is similarly open, no actual door to separate it) into the nursery, but we have two cats and I want to be able to shut the door to keep them out.  I was also concerned about noise – is the space separate enough from your living spaces that you wouldn’t be concerned about talking/watching television/playing music while the baby is sleeping?  That would have been a problem for us, so we’re moving our office to the bonus room (downsizing desks to do so), and making the second bedroom into the nursery.  If you don’t have those sorts of concerns, hanging curtains would probably work fine.  But if you do, I’d look into installing something more permanent, like double doors.

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