Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 9:20AM
I found a folding screen that I really like, (about 60 x 80) but I am unsure of how and where I could use it. What do you think?
Screens have been used in interior design for literally thousands of years. But instead of using them for tea ceremoniesor as enclosures for Buddhist rites, today they can be a great "tool" in decorating a room.
Screens are a great way to soften and or fill a corner. They also can be a good background tool to use if you wish to put a piece of furniture on an angle in a corner. This could be a love seat (like the photo) or a bed. They also could act as a headboard on a flat wall (for a mattress narrower than the width of the screen). They are also good to use as a soft room divider if you are trying to use a large space for multiple purposes. In my own home I have mounted a screen on a large wall, as art work. My screen is a hand painted scene, but this could also be done with any upholstered, wrought iron, wood, or mirrored screen.
Buy your screen! Have fun with it! Send us pictures!!
Thanks to Veranda June 2008 for the photo- designer: Deborah T. Lipner