Wall posters are a thing of the past. Now they can be replaced by a 6ft folding screen that not only divides the space of a room, but also boasts a unique iconic printed image front and back. Many people are familiar with famous city skyline pictures of New York City, Paris, London as well as the exotic beaches of Santorini and Hawaii. All the popular posters that once were either taped to a teenager’s wall can now be replaced by art print room dividers.
A three panel folding screen weighs about 8 lbs. To keep production costs down, the surface of these decorative paneled screens, on which the large image is printed, is printed on a poly-cotton blend canvas, rather than an all cotton canvas. This material is similar to a vinyl canvas that is commonly used to print wall decals and banners making it easy to clean. The finished printed canvas is wrapped around a lightweight kiln dried spruce wood frame. Because the substitution of cheaper material and overseas production costs are significantly cheaper, these art print room dividers can look deceivingly expensive yet they retail for around $129.
The trend for using these decorative screens is also taking off in many urban areas and college dorms. The famous wall poster which once was just hung or taped to a wall as a reminder of one’s self-expression has now made its way onto a large functional piece of art that stands on the floor in the center of any room. The divider can be folded and neatly put away when company arrives. When the time comes to retire the folding screen, the hinges can be removed and the panels can be mounted to the wall as an attractive piece of canvas art.
In urban settings, many people live in small apartments or studios where a room divider folding screen is very functional and can visually define a space or can be used to create a temporary wall for privacy. Benjamin, a young and hip furniture salesman living in Manhattan, realized from his experience with working for various different furniture stores around New York City that they all carried the same commonly seen Japanese shoji screen with the window pane pattern. There was never a real vast selection of screens. He then created the popular e-commerce site, UrbanAccentsNY.com, featuring hundreds of different room divider screens with art print from a diverse range of subjects and themes.
As Benjamin says, “These art print dividers are very functional and have multiple uses. They are perfect for theme decorating your apartment and can also be used as visual merchandising props in boutiques, restaurants, catering halls, day care centers and schools. I like think of them as portable wall murals.” An example of a room divider’s urban commercial use is in small clothing boutiques which do not have ample space for a full-size dressing room, they instead buy 3 screens to make an instant pop-up dressing room so their customers can try on clothes in privacy.
To view the large selection of room dividers and privacy screens, visit our online showroom at http://www.urbanaccentsny.com