Monday, May 27, 2013

Privacy Screen and Room Dividers, I need advice!

I have two problems I need help with today. The first is that I live in a very old house in Virginia. What this means is that my bathroom probably was a tiny closet at one time and you can go to the bathroom, bathe and brush your teeth all at the same time. No room to change in. And there aren't master bathrooms in the master bedrooms in these old houses. So I then have to walk to my room to get dressed.

Dilemma 2: I am great with fabric selection, color and pattern matching, blah blah blah. . . .  But when it comes to the furniture in a room. . . . I'm a tad on the clueless side.

So, I am often changing in my room, and anyone with young children knows that you can't close and lock a door without tears and screaming. But my son is now six and I would like for him to not be the one to corrupt the kindergarten class by describing the state in which he saw his surgical scarred and gravity victim of a mother. So I am going to build a privacy screen. I am also redoing my bedroom and I think this is going to be the focal point. So I am completely starting from scratch.

Which style should I use?

I think I will most likely be constructing it myself. And I like the idea of the one above and using a wall paper to cover it.

Or maybe it will be easier to purchase one. . . . 

But I love the idea of using old doors.

I think I am naturally drawn to this fabric covered divider. I see it and think of all the fabrics I could put on it to reflect my style. But I think with the fabric on the window treatments over my two windows and the fabric covered headboard I should probably go with something else other than the fabric covered option. Thoughts?

Of all these beautiful options, I want to know what you would suggest. Does anyone use a privacy screen or room divider? What are your thoughts?

Here are some other beautiful options I came across. Enjoy!


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