One of the drawbacks of an open space plan is that there is no sense of division for big areas. Take for example a wide open living room that also plays host to the work-from-home-mom’s office or library. Without a doubt in such cases it would be very hard for someone to type away at a fast approaching deadline with the children watching television or playing a board game in the same room. However, it might be just as hard to do so even if the kids are not even there. In these scenarios, room dividers and privacy screens are an excellent solution—in fact, they actually create more space.
By getting a divider to zone off a certain part of a big spacious open plan, you not only maximize space efficiently, but, you also create a sense of division. Sitting on the couch and enjoying a drink and watching a movie while sitting behind a privacy screen can actually transform you into a different zone. Take the Classic Bamboo Lilac Screen from Greenington. Available here at BEYOND Stores, this contemporary privacy screen offers just the right amount of division, while embracing the entire space. It allows light to pass through its wooden slats, and it is available in five different colors.
For even more privacy, be sure to check out some of the offerings from Bassett Mirror. One of my favorites is the Old World Claiborne Screen in Parchment White. This highly graceful piece has a lovely traditional molding on the bottom and is solid wood, which makes all the difference if you need to convert a living room into a bedroom for one or two nights when a family member or friends come to visit. The screen is made of distressed wood and parchment white finish elegantly decorated with four tropical birds perched high up on a tree, giving it a real open airy feel despite the fact that this is a true privacy screen.
But room dividers are not only for indoor spaces. BEYOND Stores offers Zuo Modern’s Zuo Cancun Screen in Espresso. It can be placed indoors, but this piece is designed specifically to adorn outside patios and pools. With chic mesh look, three paneled divider gives people privacy at the pool. This divider is actually part of a set that also includes other pieces like a trunk and flower planters so that you can purchase a number of matching items and create a great outdoor space.
About the Author: Allison Cooper is an editor and writer for Beyond Stores. In addition to her official capacities here at Beyond Stores, Allison blogs across the web on crafts, gourmet recipes, and the latest in interior design. When not hard at work, Allison enjoys pondering her own decorating projects, knitting, and raising her two sons, Marcus and Noah.