April 26th, 2013
A room divider doesn’t have to be all about privacy. It can offer a great way to boost the style in any room. For those of us who love art and paintings, this is where the artsy room divider comes into play! These can be found in a wide variety of styles. Contemporary metal room dividers give a room an updated, clean and modern feel. Similarly, a painted room divider gives a traditional look to any space. Play around with styles and textures to make a bold art statement in your home.
Modern Design: Bold colors and geometric shapes are a must for this category. Just remember that room dividers are big, so best used in large rooms of the home like the living room or a large master suite.
Antique Style: If your style is more traditional, a painted room divider with an artistic landscape or even cityscape is a great way to dress up a space. If you live in an apartment with a not so great view outside your windows or sliding doors, you may choose to put a painted room divider with a scene from the streets of Paris to give the space a new look.
Nature Lovers: There are beautiful printed photograph room dividers on the market that serve your artistic tastes and also provide the serenity of nature to the inside of your home. Everything from horses to Mountain Peaks room dividers can be found to suit your need for nature!
Kids: In the kids room or nursery, a room divider is a great way to add dramatic visual appeal. Just make sure it is lightweight and can lean or be mounted securely to the wall. Look for landscapes or kid themes or make one yourself using pine lumber and children friendly fabric!
Whatever your taste in art, there is a room screen to match your desires!
March 28th, 2013
Even out in California, the weather up until now has been less than springy. But it’s never too soon to welcome the mood of spring into your home decor, and a room divider can be just the right way to do that! Room dividers are an easy, go-to decorating wonder, as most often they require no assembly. Simply open the box, unfold it and enjoy an instant boost in style in any room, from the living room to the bedroom and even the office.
Here’s how to incorporate Spring-like inspiration into your home, one piece at a time:
- Throw Pillows – Available in every color imaginable, throw pillows add comfort and color to your home. Choose springy hues like pastel green, blue, lavender or a light yellow for the best effect.
- Room Dividers – With a folding screen, you can move it around the room or even from room to room. This is a great way to switch up your styles throughout the seasons as well, maybe one room screen for spring and summer, and another that you bring out in the fall to get you through the winter. Besides looking for spring like colors, you can also look for painted spring themes, as seen with this 4 Panel Plum Blossom Room Divider. For a more subtle effect, choose textures and materials from the natural world, such as bamboo and woven hyacinth fibers.
- Curtains – Window coverings and treatments are another great way to customize your home decor to the season. One set of curtains for spring and summer and another for fall and winter allows you to always be playful with your style.
- Area Rugs – Another easy fix for drab decor, area rugs come in all shapes, sizes and price points. To get the most out of spring style, look for a vibrant color, such as lime green, to waken up your decor.
March 22nd, 2013
I know what you’re thinking, “It would take an act of Congress to keep my teen organized”. But hear me out. There are ways to get kids and teens to organize their rooms, it all comes down to making it easy for them. That, and allowing them to add their personal style touch to whatever they are organizing in, whether it is a plastic bin, storage trunk or even a room divider!
This Hang-It-Up Room Divider is a great tool for kids to accomplish this. This room screen has shelves, hooks and even a magazine rack. The thing about kids is that if they have to reach back into a closet to organize something (or even open a door for that matter), they are much more likely to just throw their personal items onto the floor, resulting in a messy, messy room. So by keeping storage out where they have easy access to it, there is (almost) no excuse to throw clothes on the floor. This room divider keeps storage right out in the open where they can easily reach it, a major plus when you are dealing with youth and their messy habits.
Another thing I like about this folding screen is that it adds privacy to the room, also a must have especially if they are sharing a bedroom with siblings. And the black fabric can be customized by them to add some style flair. Safety pins can hold their favorite memory photos, and they can even sew right into the fabric for an extra dose of teenage style. The black and silver color scheme fit right in with their modern tastes and go with any wall color or linen style, which we know can change many times over the years from when they are young to when they are in the adolescent years. Additionally, this screen folds flat, easy to pack up and take with them into the dorm years!
August 16th, 2012
Whether you live in Florida or San Diego, or maybe you live in the Midwest but you want to warm up your home décor, tropical style decorating is a great way to go!
When decorating the home with a tropical theme in mind, there are two roads you can take. The first is color. The second is texture. One way to give your home a tropical vibe is to pick a colorful piece of décor, and even better if it has a tropical theme painting or photo with it. For example, the Paradise Screen.
Paradise Screen room divider
This room divider has very obvious tropical style with its sandy beach and palm tree photograph that is blown up and stretched to the size of a room screen. Another great thing about this screen is the color. That stunning aqua blue sky is sure to liven up the home with soothing, calming tropical style.
Textures Achieve Style
A less obvious way to achieve tropical style décor in the home is to carefully choose textures. When I think of a tropical resort, I imagine lots of natural woven materials are helping to give it its look. The Braided Rope Room Divider is a great example of this style of décor. Other places to incorporate the natural material look into your home? Woven roman shades are great for providing privacy and shade on the windows and are quite affordable. Also, don’t forget about woven baskets! Baskets can be used for virtually any type of storage around the home, from the bathroom to the kitchen and anywhere in between.
And finally, a simple splash of tropical color around the home works wonders to give you that resort feel. For example, brightly colored fabrics on your throw pillows and blankets help to liven up a dull living room and creating an accent wall is an easy and affordable way to add color to the home as well.
July 13th, 2012
Room Screen – Canvas with Pockets
It’s no secret that room dividers have been around for ages and ages. So luckily, no matter what your home décor preferences are, there is definitely a room divider out there with your name on it! Read on for some tips on how to choose a room screen to match your home décor style.
Let’s Start at the Beginning:
Antique Style Room Dividers – to achieve this look, chunky heavy wood is a great way to go. I’ve even seen room dividers made out of old doors for real old world charm. If wood is too heavy for your tastes, look for something made with scrolled or faux antiqued metal.
Asian Style Room Dividers – this is an easy one when talking about room dividers, thanks to Shoji screens. These handy Japanese style room dividers are readily available in almost every area of the world now. They are a great choice for privacy, as they still allow filtered light to show through the rice paper.
Modern Room Dividers – I have seen some really cool contemporary style room dividers lately, like the Morton Screen which has fun geometric shapes attached with wire to the metal frame. Heads up though on this one, it is definitely not a privacy screen, its main purpose is more of the decorative nature.
Eclectic Style Home – this is a great type of décor for the many painted and photograph stretched room dividers on the market. I always see very bold photo room dividers or painted scenes from old Paris and I wonder to myself, what type of room décor would this be appropriate for? Eclectic is definitely the answer with this, and there are so many different directions to go in it can be a lot of fun!
So never fear, whether you are a retro girl or an urban chic guy, there is always a suitable room divider to match your style!
October 2nd, 2011
Bring the outdoors in with a fall themed room divider. The air is turning cooler and crisper, the leaves are changing colors and dropping off of their branches, that means it’s fall! This is one of my favorite seasons, as you truly get to watch the rhythms of the world change, and it happens every year. One great way to have seasonal decor in your home is to simply use different room dividers. This couldn’t be easier to do. Because instead of having to hang new wall art or other decorations, a folding room screen is easy to move around and easy to store, taking up just a few inches of closet space. You can do this four times a year to get that seasonal look you want so badly in your home. When I think of fall, I think of either a neutral color palette, with warm browns and tans, or beautiful fall leaf colors like reds, oranges and yellows. My pick this year is the Leaf Iron Folding Screen. Some of the obvious reasons this makes me think of fall decor are the leaves, and the rustic metal construction. But another reason that I really like this room divider for its autumn like style is that it actually is just a metal frame. No paper, wood or fabric panels. This comes in handy when the days are getting shorter, because this room divider will actually let all light pass through it. So you won’t have the obstruction of light that you might have with typical room dividers. If you still crave that privacy, though, you can opt for a more solid room divider with panels that are covered. Just be sure to stick with the fall theme, think leaves, trees, nature, browns, reds and oranges, and have fun with this magical time of year!
September 1st, 2011
What a beautiful idea this is, a room divider with a canvas print photograph of the gorgeous New York City skyline! The Skyline Folding Screen is one like no other I have ever seen, and I just love the idea that you can bring that beautiful skyline into your home no matter where you live. This is a great idea for people who have once lived in and loved New York but had to move for some reason – what a great way to remind them of their treasured city! Another reason you might like to have this beautiful and unique room divider in your home is if you live in New York City but don’t happen to have a natural view of the skyline from the inside of your home. This way you can enjoy it just like someone who has a penthouse downtown. The Empire State Building reaches high on the middle panel of this room divider, just like you would see if you were strolling down the streets of Manhattan yourself! This cool room divider takes the concept of “urban chic” to whole new levels, since you can bring an urban skyline right into your home! The canvas stretched structure is very sturdy – this is a great room screen for the living room or dining room – somewhere where your guests can enjoy the view as well. It also folds almost flat for storage and is easy to move around from room to room.
July 20th, 2011
It’s that time of year where we find the most Unique Room Dividers out there, something new and fresh, something that doesn’t fall into the traditional folding screen categories. I have a few to share here and I want to hear from you – what new and interesting room screens have you seen on the market lately. OR, what is the whackiest room divider idea you have ever seen? Topping my list this week has to be the Titanic Mirror Room Divider. That’s right, the Titanic, as in the boat that sunk tragically so many years ago. I’m not entirely sure why it is called this, but I’m guessing that it has to do with the port hole window style mirrors that you would see on cruise ship like the titanic, built into the room screen panels. So this room screen would be a great choice for those going for a nautical or seaside theme in their living room, bedroom, office, or wherever else one might need some privacy! Another style this would work well with is, quite simply, antique decor. The beautiful wood panels have a very deep antique style finish and very subtle distressing. That combined with the dark wood and throwback cruise ship window style accents makes this a sure fit for antique styled home decors. Antique not your thing? On the opposite end of the spectrum we have the Geometric Screen Room Divider. This folding screen is a piece of modern art all on its own, with a retro flair. Accent your home with the right room divider for the right space for privacy, decorative purposes and to define a certain space.
June 24th, 2011
I think you will agree with me that the Contempo Silver Oval Screen is a true work of modern art! I just had to feature this exquisite room screen this week because I’ve never seen anything like it! Just when I think these room divider designers have created the most unique screen ever, they go and outdo themselves with pieces like this one!
The contempo screen is different than traditional room dividers for many reasons. For one, it’s not really going to offer privacy, because the oval pieces are empty in the middle. For the same reason, it will probably not divide up a room as its main purpose. But what it will do is take your contemporary home to the next level. Your friends, family and other guests and stoppers by will be absolutely mesmerized by the design of this room screen. It’s almost more of a sculpture than a room divider. Made of 30 silver painted wooden figures, each oval is tilted or bent in a different direction, creating movement and interest in your home.
Great for the bedroom, living room, dining room or even a large bathroom, this room divider is a great choice for modern decors!
March 25th, 2011
Think outside of the screen! There are many different items that can be used to serve the same or similar purpose as a room screen. For example, an easy way to achieve the effect of a room divider but with a different object is to use the Color Story Cheval Mirror as a Room Divider! This item would make an excellent room divider for many reasons, here’s why:
1. It is tall, large and solid. It may not be as wide as a traditional room divider, but that’s probably okay for some people. Some places need some help, but aren’t necessarily large enough to accommodate a room divider. In that case, a more narrow piece of furniture, like this floor mirror, may serve just the right purpose! Make sure to look for something that is finished on both sides, of course, unless you will just be putting it up near a wall anyway.
2. It doubles as a very useful item, a dressing mirror, of course! This mirror room divider is great for many different rooms of the home, including the bedroom, because it allows you to see yourself as you are getting ready for the day – a two in one piece of furniture that will last you for years to come with many purposes. Planning on using it in the living room? This floor mirror will help to divide up large spaces, define different areas of the room, and, from a design perspective, add functional elegance. Mirrors add light to a room and can also serve to make the space seem larger, making this a great choice for the living or family room!
All in all, this is a great choice for an alternative to room dividers, and I’m sure you can find many more items around the home or stores that will work just as well!!!