Ideas for Using Shoji Screens in Your Home
08/02/2011

Ideas for Using Shoji Screens in Your Home

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Define Rooms with Shoji Screens

If yours is a smaller living space, chances are you have an open-concept layout. You can use these screens to delineate smaller spaces in your apartment or condominium, creating the effect of having more rooms in your home.

Similarly, you can use these screens in houses to segment large rooms into smaller spaces that can be assigned individual uses. For example, you may use a screen in a laundry room to separate the appliances from the ironing area to create a more pleasant and enjoyable environment in which to work.

Add Privacy

One of the traditional uses of Shoji screens is to create privacy in bedroom and living spaces. Whether you share sleeping spaces with a roommate and want too give yourself more privacy or live with your spouse or partner, these screens are ideal for creating separated areas where you can change clothes or get dressed, all while adding a touch of contemporary design flair to your home.

Create Hidden Storage Areas

In many households, there simply isn’t enough dedicated storage space. If you want to convert an unused room into a storage area but don’t want to stack boxes, shelves and storage furnishings right in plain sight, you can use a Shoji screen to segment off the space, using the visible floor space for another application while hiding the hidden storage area behind the screen.

Finally, you can use Shoji screens simply as stylish backdrops for entertaining and living spaces, particularly if you already have exotic or Oriental-themed decor in your home. They can also be used to hide unwanted interior features, such as poorly placed or maintained walls or awkward nooks and crannies.

You can get Shoji screens in a wide range of styles and sizes. The simplest designs consist only of screens and frames, but more intricate alternatives add ornamental designs within the individual frames of the screen.

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