If any item known to man ever covered or disguised a multitude of sins, stains and/or clutter, it is the handy-dandy decorative screen. You can conceal an office although most office managers won’t like to work there. Screens are versatile and they can be very elegant to boot. Coco Chanel, famous designer, added depth and dimension to her Parisian apartment with chic Coromandel screens. You can even make your own to suit your particular taste and life style by covering about three 2×6 feet boards with fancy wallpaper and then hinging them together.
Whether it’s painted, papered or covered with fabric, a decorative screen does much more than remove a chronically messy spot from view. It can conceal a damaged wall, hide pipes, vents, radiator, air-conditioners and even a body (on a temporary basis of course). It can also seal off a drafty fireplace or window and make a cozy area out of a much larger room. If you use a big enough screen, you can even make a separate dressing area in a studio apartment or a small den/guest room out of a much larger space. A screen can serve as a headboard and if all else fails, can hang on the wall as a piece of art. (This is more than you can say about most of your friends).
Screens are one answer for areas of your home that are often in disorder. Of course, if your whole house is a mess, it may be a task tantamount to trying to stop the incoming tide, but it can offer hope for those homes where clutter multiplies but cannot divide. Whether the room in question be your office or your living room, there is a screen for every purpose just like that old saying about a pot for every cover (or something like that).
So go out and make your screen today. That is, if you can find the front door, your keys, wallet, etc etc.