Good Questions: How Do I Make A Doorway More Private?

Good Questions: How Do I Make A Doorway More Private?

Aaron Able
Aug 13, 2008

Becca needs some advice: "I'm moving into an adorable new apartment. The only drawback is that it has an open archway to the bedroom rather than a real door. Any suggestions on a pretty way to create privacy and muffle sound between rooms? A screen? Drapes? I'd love to see photos.
Thanks!"

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Our first suggestion would be to hang a curtain, the entire length of the bedroom wall with the arch door. Hang it from a cable or rod that is mounted about 6 inches above the arch. This way, the shape of the arch will be apparent from outside the bedroom, but still offer some privacy. We would suggest IKEA's DIGNITET curtain wire (holds 10 more pounds than the cheaper DEKA). Any other suggestions (or pictures!) for Becca?

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