How can I share a room w/ my son but still create personal space?

I ran into hard times so now I am living in a place that I have to share a bedroom w/ my toddler son. How can I create the room so it has the illusion of us having a separate space? The room is not huge but is not super small either.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 13, 2016
    You can hang a curtain as a room divider giving you your privacy and your son his own space.Then decorate the spaces accordingly.

    I would either buy a 3 panel divider , the open and usually have a nice pattern. Or put a wall up so both of you can hang things of your decor on it..

  • Pam Jones Williams Pam Jones Williams on Jun 13, 2016
    I turned a loft into zones for my son and his mom when they lived with us, we had a larger dormer space, first his bed, then a dresser/chest of drawers at the end of it, and then his moms bed at a right angle with a dresser at the side of hers. This divided the space with the furniture, she could still see over to him as she needed too but it allowed her to read in bed without keeping him awake past his bed time. Another idea I've thought of using is to suspend a pole from the ceiling and then use curtain material to divide the space and you could close off the right side or the left site aesthetically and make it interesting in color/pattern. Last idea, buy some shudders, screw together make a divider.

    • Donna Donna on Jun 13, 2016
      @Pam Jones Williams Do you have a photo by any chance - I can't see all of your answer.

  • Susan Susan on Jun 13, 2016
    I once had this situation for several months; my son was seven at the time. I made a little bedroom for him in a walk-in closet. He had a mattress on the floor, a lamp, pictures on the walls, even a little bookcase. We hung his stuffed snake from the closet rod. It was actually cute, and worked fine for the limited time we needed it.

  • Pam Jones Williams Pam Jones Williams on Jun 13, 2016
    I'm at work and don't, I'll try to draw it out and paste a pic for you

  • Pam Jones Williams Pam Jones Williams on Jun 13, 2016
    I just roughed this out from the way I remember the room we laid out, on top of the dressers we added things that were functional a small fan, lamp, tray for items. There was a time we switched the loveseat and entertainment center. The way we configured it in the picture the furniture was tall enough to use as separators when my grandson was small. Hope this helps.

  • Dee Dee on Jun 13, 2016
    How about a small or medium size tent for children. That gives him some sense of privacy plus a sense of fun and adventure.

  • KatAych KatAych on Jun 13, 2016
    You can create zones by use of several things -- book cases, hanging curtains from the ceiling, any kind of room divider. It would definitely be great for each of you to feel like you have your own space.