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LIVE SIMPLY: lovely folding screens

I have always adored folding screens; they remind me of castles, beautiful houses & french boudoirs.

chanel's appartment, by habituallychic

My mother once bought a beautiful black screen with Japanese ornaments (flowers, birds, leaves). They are called “byōbu” meaning figuratively “protection from wind”, which suggests that the original purpose of byōbu was blocking drafts. I remember spending hours to find its rightful place in our Scandinavian home. It hit me then that the use of screens is obsolete in today’s world! We do not separate rooms anymore, for example to permit women to undress, or to limit the space between outdoor and indoor, as they do in Chinese homes.

However, folding screens are currently much in use as backdrops to sofas and beds,  as a corner display arranged with lights and plants, or as Coco chanel did, who loved folding screens and used them in her houses as wall displays.

coco & her many folding screens

Here is a collection of lovely folding screens and their different uses, hope you will enjoy the selection!

folding screens by tilly tiles {images from pinterest}

lovely pastel coloured folding screens by lonnymaggreat idea! must make for my kids room {image from Parents}a screen but with transparency! {by appartmentherapy}

great idea! must make for my kids room {image from Parents}

a screen but with transparency! {by appartmentherapy}

again, transparency for more light {lightwavelaser}

Do you have  folding screen?  how did you display it?

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