What are some ideas to block view of the kitchen from the dining room?

I live in a seniors apt. The opening between the living room and the kitchen is open I would like to put up something to block the kitchen view. I have thought of drapes, hanging a door from opening (covers one half of opening.)
i would like some other ideas. Thx. C

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  • Alice Alice on Jun 18, 2018
    I think woven wood Shades would look good. Tat way you could use them rolled up or down.

  • Wac31980665 Wac31980665 on Jun 18, 2018
    What about a book case on rollers? You could hang art on the side without shelves. You could also store other things on the shelves besides books like bowls etc.

  • Be careful adding anything that might create problems with the landlords. I like the curtain idea because it is less permanent than a door.

  • Kim Kim on Jun 18, 2018
    A decorative folding screen would work nicely or maybe a large piece of furniture like a Hutch cabinet would provide storage and a “Wall” at the same time.

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Jun 18, 2018
    The first idea that came to me is to put up a set of swinging doors; the type you see on the saloon in the old westerns.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 18, 2018
    Hi Carroll,
    I like Kim's idea of a folding screen. If you used something like that, it wouldn't take up a lot of room and could add to your decor. Then if you had a lot of people visiting for any kind of gathering, you could fold it up and hide it in your bedroom if you wanted the extra space. Wishing you the best.

  • Sarah Barganier Sarah Barganier on Jun 18, 2018
    Need think about light (will putting up something block from one side or the other). My 1st thought was the old "hippy" bead curtains suspended from a expansion rod.

  • Kay Marshall Kay Marshall on Jun 18, 2018
    Hey Carroll. Folding doors connected together are great, like folding closet doors, etc.. You can use these attached to the wall, folded out and folded back if you choose to. These can be found at used stores, goodwill and places like these if you want to shop for cheaper ones. Standing, foldable room dividers are good also.