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Vibrant Double Sided Room Divider Screens

Updated on January 7, 2014

Select Your Favorite Folding Room Divider for Beauty & Privacy

I'll never forget the day I walked into my mom's office. She had the entire wall behind her desk covered with a screen. The scenery was so vivid it was even better than looking through a window to the parking lot (the actual view).

My young family was paying a visit to grandma and grandpop in Southern California. They owned a small business and Mom did the paperwork. She was an artist and she felt socked-in by the small windowless office space, so she solved the problem.

Mom chose a refreshing and lively photographic image to transform her room into a peaceful setting, negating the need to cut a hole in the wall.

These screens and room dividers do the same thing at home, with an upscale look. Move 'em, fold 'em, or mount them on the wall. One of my friends displayed an Asian gilt landscape screen, framed on the wall over her fireplace.

A favorite use is to create a private alcove for when guests make the couch into their bedroom. Image from Rocky Stream

Clean Contemporary Graphic Folding Screen

Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Abstract Trees
Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Abstract Trees

Striking design is deeply embedded on fine quality sturdy canvas. Use this six-panel screen as a decorative piece or for one of a multitude of other uses.

Nearly six-feet tall, the folding room divider blocks private areas from sight, since few of us would be able to peek over the top. When you want to make a moveable statement, you can't go wrong with this fine screen.

 

Historical Reference of Folding Screens

Home decorator screens date as far back as the 4th, to the 3rd, Century BCE, when Chinese innovators developed the idea of painted partitions, to separate areas of rooms, and rooms one from another.

They painted weighty wood panels, which they hinged with strings of leather, or even cloth. Although today it is common for the painted image to extend across up to eight panels, initially, the painting extended across the one panel, and was read from bottom upwards. Because of their weight, they usually remained in place.

It was the Japanese that embellished the idea of screens, incorporating multiple layers of paper, applied to their practiced knowledge of papercraft. Through strategic layering they developed strong faces, supported by thin crossings of wood lath, for their panels. It was important to the Japanese that the panels be portable, so they could be used for multiple purposes, from tea ceremonies to decorator backgrounds for festivities.

One of the most remarkable attributes of their screens was their flexibility in use, and this was attributed to their innovative use of very strong paper hinges that were applied into the depth of the panel, as part of its construction technique. With this, they developed screens that could be folded in a variety of configurations. Japan Shoji

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Spirited Horses Expansive Folding Screen

Images are repeated on the reserve side of the screen, so it's beautiful both coming and going.

Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Running Horses
Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Running Horses

This powerful 10-panel folding screen is designed to deliver maximum graphic punch to your room. Carefully stretched and finished high quality canvas sports identical images on each side. Measures 71"h x 160"w. Perfect for the game room.

 

Ornate Peacock Theme Folding Screen

The beautiful images scrolls over five panels, while front and back are the same. I can see this screen sitting at the side of my entry, or privatizing the living room window, during the evening.

Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Double Peacocks
Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Double Peacocks

The Asian style painting interweaves majestic peacocks with huge flowers in a hilly landscape. The clean white background soothes the soul by removing some of the complexities of everyday life.

The beautiful images scrolls over five panels, while front and back are the same. I can see this screen sitting at the side of my entry, or privatizing the living room window, during the evening.

 

Soothing & Relaxing Treed Vista

Oriental Furniture 6 ft. Tall Double Sided Path of Life Canvas Room Divider
Oriental Furniture 6 ft. Tall Double Sided Path of Life Canvas Room Divider

The gorgeous photograph on a 6-ft tall folding room divider brings a freshwater tumbling stream vista indoors. Buy the six panel size and you will screen your bed or divide a dining area from the kitchen. Kiln dried spruce frame is completely covered, on both sides, by sturdy ink printed canvas. Also available in four panel size. Also calms the space when hung flat on the wall. The Intro image is also available on this screen.

 

Get Van Gogh's Painting on a Screen

Oriental Furniture 6 ft. Tall Double Sided Works of Van Gogh Canvas Room Divider - Cafe Terrace/View of Arles
Oriental Furniture 6 ft. Tall Double Sided Works of Van Gogh Canvas Room Divider - Cafe Terrace/View of Arles

Accent that dark corner with this vibrant Parisian cafe scene on a folding room divider. The vibrant colors enliven the space, while you direct traffic around the end table, or shield the sleeping area from the dining spot in your little loft.

 

Who Doesn't Love an Expansive Ocean View

Oriental Furniture 6 ft. Tall Double Sided Ocean Room Divider
Oriental Furniture 6 ft. Tall Double Sided Ocean Room Divider

Choose the side to display from this double sided folding screen room divider. The finished front and back vary in photograph, but not in quality. Each kiln dried spruce frame is expertly wrapped, front and back, in high grade canvas, so select the front or back - each is gorgeous and provides an environment in which to unwind. This scene reminds me of a Caribbean trip.

 

Enjoy an Island Sunset at Home

Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Sunset
Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Sunset

The front of this sensual scene mirrors the back, so when you set it up as a room divider, guests in each room will enjoy the same scene and calming theme. The screen is water and fade resistant and reaches to a height of nearly six feet.

 

Traditional Asian Mountain Imagery

I like that we can calm the rigor of our everyday schedules, by bringing a sense of continuance to the home, in the earthy, heavenly atmosphere.

Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Mountain & River
Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Mountain & River

Soothing black and white with sage green highlights bring a sense of serenity to our busy contemporary lifestyle. Feel the gentle upward thrust of the traditional Asian style of depicting the landscape.

Calm the rigor of our everyday schedules, by bringing a sense of continuance to the home, in the earthy, heavenly atmosphere. Effect the gentle change you want to feel with this stunning shoji screen.

 

Spritely Graphic Carousel Horse Screen

The classic design of this soaring horse echoes a traditional sense.

Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Lucky Horse
Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Lucky Horse

Figurative horse spirals through the air, in the background of lacy, cascading blooms and greenery. Single cerise colored horse is garbed in embroidered blanket and nuzzle.

Appropriate for dining room, living room, bedroom, anywhere you want a touch of contemporary class, with a novel twist. I like this one because it's not your everyday decor.

 

Three Geishas Grace Tri-fold Screen

Traditional Geisha charm depicted in the luscious outfits and graceful postures of this reproduction of ancient style paintings. To me, it's conducive to relaxation, where serenity, not excitability, is highly valued.

Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Three Geishas
Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Three Geishas

Traditional Geisha charm depicted in the luscious outfits and graceful postures of this reproduction of ancient style paintings. This screen is conducive to relaxation, where serenity is highly valued. A lovely complement to a dressing room, bedroom, dining room, or near the window seat, to provide a semi-enclosure.

 

Elegant Asian Floral Pattern

Even in a contemporary setting, one ornate screen can be refreshing. My artwork is contemporary and this reminds me of the wallpaper of another day in our old dining room, and artfully done, the two styles can mesh in the same room.

Red Asian Flower Theme Room Divider
Red Asian Flower Theme Room Divider

Airy elegance in red and gold is the right accent.

 

Light Up a Room With Golden Glow Folding Screen

Sometimes I feel like my mind's full of problems to solve, and what I really want is a reminder of the peace and relaxation that is possible. In this all gold screen I am reminded to reflect on the true meaning in my life.

Oriental Furniture 6 ft. Faux Leather Gold Crocodile Room Divider
Oriental Furniture 6 ft. Faux Leather Gold Crocodile Room Divider

A charging tiger provides a focal point for the game room, or teenager's den. Sturdy four-panel set features the same image, front and back. Screen off sleeping area, or divide the kitchen table from the studio couch.

 

Feminist Mantra Graphic Folding Screen

I see this folding screen and I think of some of my female ancestors whose devotion to women's rights, to human need, and it reminds me to check my intentions.

Oriental Furniture 6 ft. Tall Double Sided WWII Posters Room Divider
Oriental Furniture 6 ft. Tall Double Sided WWII Posters Room Divider

A strong female image reproduced from a World War Ii Era poster, on a 6' tall three-panel folding room divider. Use this screen for visual accent about your house. Give it to your teenage granddaughter to encourage her out of the doldrums. We all need this reminder from time to time.

 

Lavish Huge Peonies on Golden Ground Screen

Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Peony
Double Sided Canvas Screen Room Divider - Peony

Asian style painted in an opulent manner on a glowing golden background make a sophisticated statement in your home. This folding screen provides a sense of high focus, a huge splash of color, that will carry the day. Indulge yourself or your loved one with a superb gift.

 

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      JessicaLVine LM 3 years ago

      Oh my goodness! I totally LOVE the screens!! <3

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      sierradawn lm 3 years ago

      I love folding screens but have never gotten myself one. I love your beautiful selections!

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      @julieannbrady: Your room display sounds marvelous. A close friend has one like you describe mounted in her living room, over a fireplace mantle. I've always admired it.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      @SusannaDuffy: The first gorgeous screen I saw was a sensational gilded Oriental style that was mounted over a fireplace in a lovely home. It commanded the room with a peaceful presence.

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      Susanna Duffy 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      What a wonderful idea! I could really use a screen for a divider

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      Mommy-Bear 4 years ago

      These are really gorgeous. I love the contemporary ones.

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      Love these ... I actually have a gold-gilded artful screen with crane art work that is in my front art room -- with the eggplant purple walls.

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      Rosanna Grace 4 years ago

      Wow! What a magnificent selection of room dividing screens! :)

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      These are really beautiful screens.

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      poutine 4 years ago

      I prefer the black Asian kind

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      Hal Gall 4 years ago from Bloomington, IN

      Very nice collection of folding screens.

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      I have always had a fondness for Asian style screens.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Cool collection! We use these type of room divider :)

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      Wow, these are beautiful!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      These are so cool. I love the Three Geishas!

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      glowchick 4 years ago

      Great lens~ love all the beautiful designs!

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      Rosaquid 4 years ago

      I love these screens!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Very beautiful!

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      your selections are amazing. beautiful room dividers and great display

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      Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      These are really beautiful.

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens and great idea! Squidlike

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Oh, these really are lovely room dividers!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      You have a wonderful collection of folding screens! Just beautiful and I can see how they could be very useful in certain areas. It was good to find out the history of the screens too. Angel blessings!