They Don’t Have to be JUST for Privacy

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So many times, screens are used as a decorative accent to a room…typically tucked off in a corner.  They, of course, can be used as room dividers…and if used really well, they can be floating in a space to create division yet seamlessly allowing for a transition from one area to another…

Some screens are so beautiful that they should be treated more like art.  Consider using a screen as your “headboard”…Floating a bed in front of it, or even having it as the larger backdrop to a shorter headboard in front of it…creating layering and texture through different materials…or consider it in a room, such as a living room, where the focal point is the screen / art itself…it doesn’t necessarily have to be hung on the wall, but can stand on the floor, and the furniture works around the prominent piece.

I came across this gorgeous, antique Chinese four panel screen (circa 1840), and think it could make a dramatic backdrop to any bed…it would also look fantastic in a room, such as a study, painted in black…I challenged you last week to think of different ways to use black paint…this recommendation would not only be daring, but stunning…

After all, screens don’t have to be just for privacy…

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