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Do You Have a Folding Screen?

In eighth-century Japan, folding screens, or byōbu, were traditionally used to prevent the wind from blowing into rooms. By the 18th century, folding screens had taken on a new purpose. Since homes were better-insulated, the screens were used as dressing room partitions or simply for decorative purposes.Folding screens became iconic in the Golden Age of Hollywood when coy actresses in black-and-white films would hide behind them, draping their glamorous ensembles over the screens. You might not be starring in a blockbuster film, but a folding screen could be of great use to you if you're in need of a room partition or if you've got junk to conceal. As you can see, they come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. Take your pick.

lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
I have one that I'm not currently using. They're great in the right space, I just don't have one.
RistenKay RistenKay 8 years
I inherited a wooden frame screen from my g-mother. It has dowl rods at the top/bottom of each section and I change out the fabric to match whatever suits my decor-of-the-moment. I once used it on front of a window in leiu of curtains or blinds.
Kate14909563 Kate14909563 8 years
The only other door in my apartment besides the front door is for the bathroom, so I have a screen that I use as a bedroom door if I have company and it also came in handy when I first had my kitten to keep him from getting into too much trouble while I was at work. Now I mostly use it as a headboard for my bed.
xtsr xtsr 8 years
No, but I really want one!
Blackwidowchick Blackwidowchick 8 years
I have always wanted one myself, but I don't really think it would fit in my little condo. Maybe when I move into my house and I can find one that is blue, white and gold.
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
I want that blue one in the picture!
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
My friend has a teeny apartment and no official room for her art so she has a corner blocked off with a screen for her art cubby. I want one soo bad.
sugoionna09 sugoionna09 8 years
I've wanted one since I was pretty young. They are so cool
SassAndBide SassAndBide 8 years
SarahPW SarahPW 8 years
we have a gorgeous wooden hand-carved Japanese screen in our living room, and just a beautiful wood and paper yard sale find in our tv room. i love screens!
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
Some of these can look great in a home depending on the room.
melinda19 melinda19 8 years
My neighbor was selling an ivory woven wood one in her garage sale. I bought it for $3.00 and spray painted it a glossy black and stuck it in an odd corner in my bedroom.
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