Folding Screens

folding screen with raised borders and decorative hand-painted design
folding screen with raised borders
decorative folding screen with raised antiqued gold wood borders and hand applied silver leaf
decorative folding screen
arched top folding screen with hand-painted flowers, butterflies, and birds
arched top folding screen
folding screens - arched top folding screen with hand-painted flowers, butterflies, and birds

Decorative Folding Screens

Beautiful compositions with flowers are the more popular subject matter encountered most frequently on decorative folding screens. Birds and flowers traditionally were used to decorate the front as well as back of screens. Folding screens depict the cheerfulness of nature and tenderness of spring blossoms. With hand-painted decorative screens you can transform a mundane, mediocre atmosphere into a joyful expression of your love of life.

Unique folding screens will help you carry all the accumulated wonder, mystery, and energy of nature indoors with you. Any of the folding screens introduced on this page will make the transformation from outdoors in as seamless as possible. Decorative folding screens on which birds and flowers are depicted together usually have one large central composition. Most of decorative screens have a horizontal design and attention is often focused on a blossoming tree at the center of the screen around which birds are gathered. This type of decorative screens will add softness to your home decor that is heavenly soothing. Some of the folding screens have design composition that is vertical. In this case each panel of the folding screen has a distinct original design.

Decorative screens with nature scenes feature restful colors that encourage a relaxed atmosphere. There are a lot of places that you wish to visit. You may not reach them, but you can look on your beautiful folding screen and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

decorative foldingh screens - hand-painted wall screen
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The pure colors of nature featured on the folding screens are nourishing and rejuvenating. The harmony you feel in your home is a reflection of the harmony you create around you. If your home feels right to you, it is right for you. Folding screens with nature scenes are fulfilled with intrinsic integrity and enduring superiority. Among hand-painted screens with nature scenes you will find beautiful English landscapes, Venetian scenes and Genre subjects. The external, intangible qualities of beauty and character of hand-painted screens - room dividers will reward you with pleasurable feelings and deep satisfaction day after day. You will gain strengths, comfort and joy from the hand painted art depicted on the room dividers. Folding screens are finely detailed yet delicate and airy.

folding screens - decorative folding screen with hand painted birds, flowers and blossoming trees on a silver leaf background
Stunning hand-crafted four-panel folding wood screen features elegant flowers, blossoming trees and cheerful birds on a silver-plated background. Weaving blooming trees running from one screen's panel to the next creating a cohesive design. Two intertwining trees painted on each panel of the folding screen. The first tree is a strong and mature with flourishing blossoms and fruits; the second tree is light and young with fruits or blossoms. This combination of trees represents the interaction between generations. Because the fruits and their blossoms appear in clusters, it is traditionally symbolic of a large but tightly knit family... read more about this decorative folding screen composition>>

Lavishly painted with floral motives decorative screens will certainly bring a fresh and cheerful atmosphere into any room. Folding room dividers with flowers, vines, trees and outdoor scenes will bring the outside in and are popular for that reason. If you love flowers, you can make them permanent in your everyday life by using hand-painted screens in your design. Folding screens with flowers will uplift your spirit and the spirits of your love ones. Beautiful room dividers with floral design allow you to bring the freshness and beauty of the outdoors inside. Delicate colors of the decorative screens invoke a sense of calm and rejuvenation. Floral and garden setting arrangements are depicted on 3 or 4 panel folding screens in width of 72 or 80 inches.

Following ancient artistic traditions most of the floral design screens do not have a single large central scene. Each panel of this decorative screens presets own original composition. It was generally assumed that the hand painted flower motifs on the decorative screens represented the month of the year. Often images of flowers painted on the decorative screens have a symbolic meaning as well. In China mining is determine by combination of flowers and other objects. Magpie and plum blossoms, for example, symbolize eternal happiness; mandarin ducks and peonies represent married bliss. More often painted flowers are symbolizing the month of the year. For example, plum blossoms - January, magnolias - May, chrysanthemums - October. Often combination of trees represents season. Pine, bamboo and plum tree are recognized as three friends of winter. Flowers represent seasons as well - plum blossoms for winter, chrysanthemum for fall, and lotus for summer, and peony for spring.

folding screens

folding screens in today's interiors
Open plans of today's interiors with the zoning principles explains a new revival of folding screens and there extreme popularity. When living space had to be divided into the functional zones. Nothing could accomplish this task better than use of folding screens with there incredible versatility, mobility, adjustability, and esthetic value. It's made a perfect sense to use folding screens instead of the complicated in construction sliding or folding doors (by the way, they barely hold any esthetic value). Folding screens do not require any installation, you can fold it, move it, or place in another room any time you want... reading more on folding screens >>

mirrored folding screens

how mirrored folding screens increase light and depth in any room
Pretty mirrored folding screens do all this and more. They are reflective of light in any room they are featured in. Often times they can make a room seem to be bigger. These are excellent qualities that add charm along with functionality to enhance small spaces. Beautiful mirrored qualities make them ideal as dressing screens as well, since there is no need for separate mirrors for dressing..... read more about mirrored folding screens >>

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folding screens in Europe
Some believe that folding screens were introduced to Europe by Marco Polo, who brought them to Italy from his expedition to China. Decorative folding screens instantly caught attention because of there size, beauty and immediately discovered multifunctional qualities. Moreover the uncomplicated construction of the folding screens could be easily reproduced by native masters. Portable decorative screens made their way into the huge dreary rooms of Gothic castles. These first European folding screens were build from chunky oak planks ... reading more on European folding screens >>