Curtains are used to separate bedrooms in lofts and studios to divide living spaces in an open area. They can also be useful in separating a shared bedroom into more private areas for each occupant. The curtains you choose not only serve as a visual barrier but can also set a stylistic tone for different parts of the room.
Installing curtains on a track is a utilitarian solution that allows you to easily pull the curtains out and pull them back, which is ideal for situations that call for a flexible privacy solution that can be used when needed and put away the rest of the time. A track isn't the most attractive solution, but it doesn't need to look like a hospital curtain either. Use a casual, comfortable fabric for the curtains to avoid an exam room feel.
Wire Curtain Cable
A wire curtain cable offers a modern appeal in addition to a certain amount of flexibility. The curtain can be pulled back and secured with a tie or tieback hooks on the walls. A curtain cable is good for dividing a small living space, like a studio apartment or loft or a bedroom with modern styling.
Suspended Curtain Rod
Put an interesting twist on traditional curtains by suspending a curtain rod from the ceiling. This solution is less flexible because it would be difficult to pull the curtains back but would be appropriate for creating a visual barrier that doesn't necessarily reach from wall to wall but perhaps will reach between two beds in the same room.
One more option for separating a bedroom is to use a very localised treatment. Install a canopy over the bed with curtains that you can draw around the entire bed. This simple solution offers privacy in a shared bedroom situation, and you don't need to modify the room; you only need to change the furniture, which can be an important consideration in a rental situation.