How do you make a small living space more functional, or loft-style apartment cozier? The simplest answer is to create intimate spaces with a Shoji screen or with Japanese Fusima Doors. Similar to the impact of Shoji screens, Fusima doors can redefine the spaces within a room while adding a decorator’s touch. The major difference is that instead of folding up, accordion-style, they slide from side to side on tracking. They can also be used as actual doors for rooms or closet doors.
When most people think about home decorating, closet doors aren’t the first thing that come to mind. However, in Asian countries a Fusima door is quite common. Most of the interior doors and partitions found in Japanese homes are made from native woods, either in a lattice pattern or as a solid piece like these Japanese Fusima doors. (more…)