Why Shoji Screens are a Decorator’s Secret Weapon

shoji screensAccording to most interior designers, working with a small space can be one of the most challenging aspects of their job, especially in a home environment that has multiple uses.  When faced with the task of making a relatively small New York apartment into a livable multi-use space, there are only so many “tricks” a decorator can use.  The strategic use of shoji screens is one of them. 

Shoji screens are more than just a backdrop for a Japanese tatami room; they are widely used throughout Western cultures as a way to divide up space in a graceful and unobtrusive way. Made from durable and lightweight solid wood frames, they also let in diffused light through fiber reinforced rice paper.  What is really nice about shoji paper screens is how they can carve out a private space for an office or dressing area without blocking light and sound from traveling through.

This modern version of a Japanese shoji screen is a unique way to add beauty to any room. It is expertly crafted for privacy and elegance using a “Shoji Double Cross” design.  The individual panels are connected with two-way lacquered brass hinges that allow them to swing in either direction.  Each panel measures 17” wide by 70 ¼ “ tall, and the entire screen measures 51” wide when it is fully extended.  This Double Cross shoji screen room divider is available in black, cherry and natural finishes to match any décor.  Why not add a Japanese shoji screen to your interior space and transform your living area into a calming, naturally lit retreat?

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