The screen is a very comfortable and interesting looking thing, but in modern interiors it is not very popular. And probably for good reason. Mobile partition is an affordable opportunity to change the living space, bright interior dominant and, perhaps, even a work of art.
The screens-non-stationary folding or sliding partitions-a long, going back to ancient times history. Apparently, they were known to the Chinese in the IV century BC — at least a written mention of such a subject is available in the literary sources of the Zhou dynasty. From Chinese the screen passed to Japanese and turned into Shoji and fusuma — sliding partitions.
In Europe, this element of the interior came at the same time as other Chinese and Japanese wonders — porcelain or silk — in the XVI century.
The screen is convenient
Folding partition is a good solution for a small country house. It will separate the space of the room, not occupying, unlike a stationary wall, additional space on the floor. After all, the total area of the base of the walls, for example, in a two-bedroom apartment can be about 2 m². Why throw away so much space in an already small room?
With the help of a screen, you can easily create a new layout every time. And if the partition is not needed-folded it takes up very little space.
Do not use the screen outdoors during a storm warning, it is better to hide behind it in calm weather. At the same time, a portable partition, we can say, is not afraid of weather troubles, even if it is made of fabric. Mobility and compactness are also strong points here: if it rains, it is easy to hide the folding wall.
The screen is intriguing
Translucent lightweight design make the interior intrigue: on the one hand, the screen hides what is not intended for the eyes of strangers, on the other — subtly hints at a secret.
Especially functional screens in the premises-studios-where there is no differentiation into separate rooms. Several partitions will form a space depending on the needs of the owners of the house: to receive guests, you can arrange a spacious living room or, conversely, divide the area of the room into separate territories, creating a separate comfortable area for each family member.
The screen is beautiful
Initially, the screens appeared in the Palace of Chinese emperors to protect the throne of the ruler from drafts during long audiences: the corresponding hieroglyphs 屏风 (Phin-Feng) mean “barrier” and “wind”.
Of course, for the Imperial chambers can not be used anyhow what screen: on the manufacture of protection from drafts worked the most eminent masters.
Modern embroiderers is also on the shoulder. For decorative panels, you can use any technique: surface, cross, ribbon, Richelieu. And embroider can not only tissue, but also pulling on the frame grid plastic or metal.
Panel screens are designed in a variety of handmade ways. The main thing is to include fantasy.
The screen is simple
The designs of screens offered for sale are diverse. But a folding partition with screens made of fabric and self-make easy. You will need to collect the framework of the required size, pull the fabric on them and connect the hinge with each other-loops, strips of leather or fabric.
If you do not possess even the minimum joiner’s skills — it does not matter. Folds can be made in other ways. First, there are ready-made frames for screens on sale: you will only have to decorate them to your own taste. Secondly, the following materials are suitable for assembling the frame:
- polypropylene pipes for water supply;
- components for commercial equipment;
Pipes for water supply and chrome elements for storage systems have regular connectors, tees, corners, allowing you to collect a variety of forms of construction without much difficulty with the connection.
- poles, bamboo sticks;
If you plan a screen in ethnic style, the vertical and horizontal elements of the frame can be assembled without nails, screws or glue: just fix the cross with twine.
The fabric on the frames in this case is also fixed without any tricks: lacing, bows, ties, buttons. And in General can renounce the attachment. The fabric for the screen should be chosen in the same style with other interior textiles — curtains, tablecloths, bedspreads.
The screen is practical
Screens are multifunctional: in addition to the purpose of hiding, protecting and zoning space, the partition, composed of separate panels, can be another utilitarian purpose. It is suitable for storing small things: small items of clothing (belts, ties), Newspapers, toys. On the sash can be placed hanging drawers, sew pockets.
And if the Assembly of the frame to provide a special design in the mobile partition can be placed and shelves.
If you wish, a screen will serve as both a wardrobe is a good solution for walk-in closet in a small bedroom.
In addition to the traditional appearance — several flaps connected by loops and having stability due to the location of the elements at an angle to each other, the screen can have a different look. For example a single panel with stable supports.
The screens include partitions-screens-sliding or fixed permanently (Japanese Shoji and fusuma).
I hope I’ve convinced you that you should definitely get a screen.