Shoji screens are traditional Asian screens made from translucent rice paper and a folding, multi-paneled, lattice-style wooden frame. Though ancient in origin, the linear, light-friendly design of these Asian dividers is a must for modern interiors. As a bedroom divider, sliding wall, or folding room partition, a shoji screen is an ingenious addition to any décor.
Though commonly known as Chinese screens due to their national origin, shoji are an integral part of traditional Japanese architecture. As Japanese screens, shoji were principally used as sliding doors that separated a home’s interior from the exterior. They also divided rooms where slippers were worn from tatami-floored rooms where occupants went slipperless.
Traditional shoji room dividers featured only white translucent paper, but contemporary Asian dividers also bear fusuma-style Japanese shoji designs, with pictures of bamboo trees, cherry blossoms, or geishas. Traditional Chinese dividers also displayed intricate decorative patterns and illustrative scenes. The Chinese screen selection at iRoomDividers.com includes handcrafted screens in indigenous decorative styles, for an authentic furniture piece that is both luxurious and practical.
A few modern conveniences have been added to the design of this classic Chinese screen. Our Asian divider selection includes styles with photo display areas on each panel, and display shelves for dividers that hold a more permanent place in your home. Use your shoji room divider to block an unsightly window while retaining its light, or to achieve feng shui in a cluttered room.