Decorative Screens: Hide Clutter and Stains

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.

Happy Screen!

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About Marjorie Dorfman

Marjorie Dorfman is a freelance writer and former teacher originally from Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of New York University School of Education, she now lives in Doylestown, PA, with quite a few cats that keep her on her toes at all times. Originally a writer of ghostly and horror fiction, she has branched out into the world of humorous non-fiction writing in the last decade. Many of her stories have been published in various small presses throughout the country during the last twenty years. Her book of stories, "Tales For A Dark And Rainy Night", reflects her love and respect for the horror and ghost genre.