How to Create Walls for My Vintage Booth: 8 Creative Ways!

One of the most common questions in the Vintage Booth Pro Community on Facebook is “How can I create walls in my open booth space?”

Location is the number 1 item in our top 5 items for success in your vintage booth journey. But sometimes the perfect location is an open space with no walls.

We can help you with easy and creative options for defining your space.

The easy answer to “How to Create Walls for My Booth?” is to add large furniture. Hutches, bookshelves, dressers, and even couches can create walls and define your booth space.

But what if you don’t have access to large furniture or want a more creative and unique solution? Here are 8 ideas for creating walls in your vintage booth that will set you apart.

How to Create Booth Walls For Your Antique Store Booth

Let your imagination run wild with these inventive booth design solutions to help you partition your space with style.

Whether you are catering to classic curio enthusiasts or mid-century modern mavens, these ideas will ensure your vintage wares shine within their artificially created confines.

Be sure to keep your buyer persona in mind when you decide which option to use!

1. Hanging Fabric or Bead Curtains

Hanging fabric is an easy and cost-effective way to add walls to your booth. You can use curtains, tablecloths, sheets, or even vintage fabric as wall coverings.

This option allows for flexibility and can easily be changed depending on your inventory or theme. This method can be particularly effective for creating side walls that add a touch of elegance and flexibility to your booth.

You may have to get creative when you consider how to hang the fabric or curtains but remember that you typically own the space to the ceiling when you rent your space. You can also use tension rods to create a divider between two adjoining spaces.

If possible, hang from the ceiling but always be sure to ask management so you are sticking to the fire codes and store rules. Here is my first booth where my neighbor hung lattice panels to extend her walls:

2. Room Dividers

Room dividers are another popular choice for creating walls in open booth spaces. They come in various styles, sizes, and materials such as wood, metal, bamboo, and rattan.

Room dividers can also be used to create a back wall, providing a solid backdrop for your displays.

You can even repurpose old shutters or doors to add a unique touch to your booth. These dividers not only create a physical barrier but also add visual interest and texture to your space.

Amazon has some great options that you can paint and customize however you like:

Find Room Dividers on Amazon

Room Divider with Shelves

3. Vintage Doors

Old doors are perfect for creating an interesting and visually appealing partition in your booth. You can find vintage doors at flea markets, yard sales, or even salvage yards. The added charm of these rustic doors will surely catch the eye of potential customers.

You can leave them as is or give them a fresh coat of paint to match your branding, but I think the more rustic and chippy the better.

You can also use multiple doors to create a larger wall or mix and match different styles for a more eclectic look.

Check Pinterest for some fun options!

4. Bookshelves

Bookshelves not only provide storage for your vintage items but also serve as great walls for defining space.

You can use them as backdrops for your displays or arrange them strategically to create a barrier between different areas of your booth.

Adding books and decorative items on the shelves also add visual interest to your space.

I recently added these unique shelves from Amazon to my booth and I love them! I think they create a focal point in my booth as well:

5. Plants or Grass Wall

Plants or greenery are a great way to add a natural and organic feel to your booth space. They can also act as walls, separating different areas while still allowing for an open and inviting atmosphere.

Some options are pampas grass, bamboo plants, or even a ficus tree.

Grass Walls are a great way to bring the outdoors in and create a beautiful focal point They provide a unique and eye-catching partition that is sure to draw attention. Plus, they are easy to install and can be reused for future events.

Here is a stand-alone option that would be easy to move:

6. Retail Displays

Why not add a traditional retail display as a wall?

It works to provide the separation you desire and help you display your artwork, products, or vintage items in a visually appealing way.

There are also many options for portable and collapsible retail displays specifically designed for markets and events like this:

Get creative with how you use these displays as walls – hang merchandise from hooks, drape fabrics over them, or attach shelves for added storage space.

7. Garden or Patio Privacy Screen

This is another fun way to bring the outdoors inside!

There are so many options for privacy screens on the market today. You can find screens made from bamboo, reed, or even fabric that mimic the look of a garden fence or patio enclosure.

These privacy screens are perfect for creating a cozy and intimate space within your booth.

Just be sure that they are sturdy if you prefer to hang items, these are typically made for looks and not display.

Check out this option:

8. Double-Duty Furniture as Clever Walls

When you create walls, consider using furniture that will add to your bottom line when it is sold.

Think tall and multi-functional – antique hutches, Hoosier cabinets, or even vintage armoires to not only partition but also as additional display areas.

These pieces add authenticity to the overall look and feel of your space.


Sometimes, the most effective walls are the ones that aren’t there.

By getting creative with your booth’s layout, you not only solve the problem of space but also enhance the charm and character that makes vintage shopping enjoyable.

Crystal, an Antique Booth owner since 2021, is the founder of the fastest-growing Antique Booth community on Facebook, the Vintage Booth Pro YouTube Channel, and


Founder of Vintage Booth Pro and Vintage booth owner since 2021.

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