Hide an Eyesore With Decorative Screens
If your room overlooks the freeway or your neighbor’s pool, it may pay to pretend that the world out yonder doesn’t exist. Use a decorative screen to maintain privacy and camouflage an ugly view.
How to Get This Look
- Choose a room divider with a pattern busy enough to mask what's behind it but airy enough to let sunlight in.
- Here, the screen's circular pattern echoes the curved fireplace opening, and the capiz-shell detailing complements the marble mantel.
- Prop a chaise in front of the screen to take advantage of natural light when reading.
- To buy: Serena screen, $4,100, olystudio.com for stores.
- Blocking an unsightly room with a screen. "There's nothing more appalling than having the door to a fluorescent-lit kitchen swing open on a candlelit dinner," says Bilhuber. Put a screen a few feet in front of the door so guests can slide by.