Choosing The Right Decorative Screen For Your Space


Choosing The Right Decorative Screen For Your Space

Tips To Choose The Right Decorative Screen For Your Space

An essential component of home décor is decorative screens. Available in various designs and patterns, decorative screens are perfect for any interior or exterior space. These screens can serve many purposes, from decoration to providing privacy, but there is a lot to consider before you buy. The following considerations will help you select the ideal Decorative Screens in Melbourne.


Decorative screens for outdoor settings
Decorative screens shine in outdoor settings with a multitude of inventive uses. Decorative screens can be used for unique fencing screens, they can add height to existing fences to provide excellent privacy. A fantastic decorative screen partnered with lush garden greenery can create a unique outdoor feature in your garden, while using screens to frame an outdoor pergola will provide welcome shelter from the weather. With an ever growing variety of screens available, there’s never been so many options to suit your needs.

Conceal a Feature
Houses can sometimes come with unsightly features, which can be expensive and difficult to remove. Decorative screens offer a simple, customisable way to freshen up your home décor. Installation is usually straight forward, with a variety of fixing options available, and the wide variety of screens available means you can find something to suit your desired new look. Decorative screens can even be installed with coloured backing, to create a solid look while still highlighting the design you choose.

Interior Panels
In addition to the wealth of outdoor screen uses, decorative screens can also serve many uses inside the home. From creative wall decoration to unique room dividers decorative screens can help add the finishing touches to your home. For a moveable divider try fixing a few panels together with appropriate hinges, giving you the freedom to divide your space any way you need, and only when you need it. Through this use, decorative screens can help you get ready for guests, keeping unsightly clutter out of view.

The screen’s pattern
Nowadays, screens come in almost every design. Different designs will suit different spaces and different decor styles. Pictured panels work excellently for creating a unique feature, with floral designs being particularly popular for outdoor uses. More neutral patterned screens offer a great solution for fencing or creating an indoor room divider. When selecting the design for your screen, consider the material finishing, the screen’s purpose, and the area in which the decorative screen will be installed.


The screen’s material
Different materials can be used to create decorative screens. Selecting the right material is crucial to making sure your screen is suitable for your needs. Plastic and metal are the most common materials for decorative screens, and while plastic screens may offer a cheaper solution, metal screens are superior in quality. Among metal panels Corten steel and Aluminium are the two most used for decorative screens. These offer different finishes from a naturally rusted look, to smooth rust-proof powder-coating. Aluminium panels often weigh less than corten, making them a great choice for interior uses. Your choice of screen material will depend on your unique needs, including whether you intend to set them up outside or inside, and your required budget.

The quality of the material chosen for the panels will have a big impact on the long-term reliability of your panels. With metal panels, a corten panel is designed to rust while staying structurally sound, giving your panel a long life. Meanwhile, a mild steel panel if exposed to weather, can rust and become brittle, with a greater risk of the panel breaking over time. Aluminium panels are resistant to rust, making them the superior choice for any painted panels you need, as they will last a long time.

Decorative screens need a little ongoing maintenance, making them an excellent addition to your home. Rusted panels take an average of 4-6 weeks to rust. At this time, they are likely to leach some rust, so it is worth carefully considering where you set them during this time, as the surrounding surfaces may stain if the rust is not regularly cleaned away. After this initial period, rusty corten panels are unlikely to need much maintenance, beyond perhaps the occasional cleaning if they are getting too dirty. Aluminium panels don’t have this leaching problem, being a sealed powder-coat design, they are however more prone to needing a wipe down depending on the colour chosen and the location they are installed in. A dark panel in a dusty area will likely show the dirt reasonably easily, so may need regular cleaning. Use some warm water with a mild liquid detergent to remove any dirt buildup and keep your panel looking shiny and new.

Folded or Flat Panels
Metal decorative screens can come either flat or folded. The best fit for you will depend on the purpose your panels are intended to fulfill. If you are looking at fencing panels, screening panels, or want to install lighting behind your decorative screens you will likely be needing a folded panel. These panels have the metal folded back at the sides, to create a lip so they sit out from the wall, and these folds also give them greater strength. Alternatively, if you want to have the panel sit flush against a wall or other surface you will need a flat panel.


Need help?
There is a lot to consider when searching for the perfect decorative screen for your home décor, and it can easily feel overwhelming. This is where the friendly team and Metalworks come in. We have over 60 years of experience in metal manufacturing and laser cutting in Melbourne, so we can help you with your next project. Get the best quality Decorative Screens in Melbourne, with shipping available Australia-wide. Contact us today!

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