Use shutters as room dividers. This clever installation from My Home Ideas has the shutters pivot to allow total or partial privacy between the rooms. If this project is too advanced, using tall shutters to create a folding screen or portable room divider might be easier. A few hinges bought at the hardware store and you’d be good to go.
Chandelier Bulletin Board: Design consultant Ellen O'Neill's apartment in Manhattan is a tiny studio, so she needs extra space anywhere she can find it. Turning to the ceiling, her "bulletin board" is Ingo Maurer's Zettel'z 5 chandelier. O'Neill uses it to hold notes, lists, directions, sketches, and even a hat.