How to Update Your Mirrored Walls


Mirrored walls are often used by interior designers to make a room feel larger and to help increase the amount of usable light in a room. They may not, however, always be appreciated, especially if you purchase a home that has them pre-installed, or if you just grow tired of looking into a giant wall of mirrors. Taking the mirrors down and refinishing the wall behind them can be a complicated task. Instead of going to that much effort, you can update your mirrored walls by adding drapes or decals, or by placing furniture and other items against that wall to hide the mirrors.

Things You'll Need

  • Drapes
  • Decorative decals
  • Wallpaper
  • Measure the mirrors. Before deciding how to update the mirrors, it is important to know just how much space you will need to cover. Measure the length and width of the entire wall, or if you want to leave some of the mirror visible, measure how many panels you would like to cover.

  • Hang curtains in front of the mirror. One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to cover a mirrored wall is by hanging window treatments over them. This can give a room an opulent look, particularly if fabrics such as velvet or suede are used. The rods for the window treatments can be hung from the ceiling directly in front of the mirrors. As a bonus, this is a temporary covering that can be changed as often as you would like or removed entirely if you end up missing the mirrors.

  • Place decals on the mirrors. If the mirrors are in a room that is for a child, or for a family room, you can use the space to add fun and decorative decals. For more staid rooms, you can purchase decorative decals such as flourishes to apply to the mirrors. These decals are removable and can be updated as often as you would like.

  • Use the space for a decorative mural. Pre-pasted murals are available that can be placed directly over the mirrors to update them. This helps preserve the idea of creating the illusion of more space and gives you an entire wall mural. If you purchase removable wallpaper, the mural can be changed as often as you would like.

  • Re-arrange the furniture in the room to help block the mirrors. One of the easiest solutions to update your mirrored walls is to simply re-arrange the furniture in the space to hide the walls. Consider putting large pieces against the mirrors, or place large potted plants in front of them to hide them.

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