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How to Build an Indoor Privacy Screen

How to Build an Indoor Privacy Screen
If you are looking to break up your room into two sections, or maybe even trying to hide an unpleasant corner, you can use some privacy screens. Keep reading for some great options...
Komal Bakhru
One of the easiest and most effective ways to give your room an all new look is the use of screens or room dividers. They're not at all complicated to use and they'll change the face of your room in no time. Another advantage with these screens is that they can in fact enhance your room really well. If money is a concern for you, you needn't worry. There are so many cheap room dividers available in an array of patterns and styles these days, that by no means would you be short of choices to pick from. These screens are definitely a stylish solution if you want to fix your apartment space or even just a room. Let's see what all you can opt for.

Privacy for Your Bedroom

If you live in an apartment which doesn't really qualify as huge or doesn't have very many walls to divide spaces, your primary concern could be regarding privacy for your bedroom. Here's what you could do... Get yourself one of those screens for the bedroom. There are so many pretty, decorative room dividers to choose from these days, it would solve your problem at the snap of a finger. Available in various designs, you could search for something that would work well with the color of your room, so as to accent it a little as well.

The best part about these privacy screens is that you aren't limited by their use. Whether you want to use it to separate your living room from your kitchen or maybe use part of your bedroom as a study, these screens serve your purpose either way. For a really nice and chic look, you could turn to materials like bamboo, a combination of metal and canvas, or simply go with lattice, or perhaps canvas screens with really fancy prints on them. There is absolutely no shortage of selections. Here's another idea, if you enjoy the idea of some handy work, why not build an indoor privacy screen? Think about it, as by doing so, you can create whatever look you like best, and it's a great project to keep yourself busy as well.

Building an Indoor Privacy Screen

Building a privacy screen is no task at all. Read on and you'll know all about the building aspect too. Here are the instructions for how to build a basic privacy screen.

Begin by ensuring the size of the privacy screen, because you'll be able to proceed only once you're sure of measurements. Following this, you'll also be able to purchase the required material in the right quantities. An absolutely basic privacy screen can be made up of just about 3 or 4 panels too. Depending on the number of panels, get together either 6 or 8 hinges (6 if it's 3 panels and 8 if it's 4 panels), 3 sheets of plywood (make sure they're good quality so as to stand by themselves), canvas or any fabric to act as the cover, a nail gun, a stapler, crown molding, batting.

Start with cutting the panels to the size / height you'd like the screen to be. The next thing you want to do is staple the batting to the panels. This will allow the panels a soft and slightly cushioned feel. Once that is done, go ahead and cover the panels with the fabric you've chosen for the screen, and secure it into place by nailing the crown molding to the edge of these panels. Following this step is the attachment of the three panels to each other. Ideally, you should use 3 hinges on either side of the center panel since that will hold the screen up perfectly well. Fastening the hinges onto the panels brings you to the completion of the privacy screen. It is now ready to be moved into position, so go ahead and section off your room as you'd like.

A few ideas of fabrics or prints that can be used as a cover are paisley prints, damask, oriental prints, abstract prints or even floral prints. I hope all that's been mentioned throughout helps you the next time you decide to either buy or build a room divider.