by Manuel Rodriguez/Brittany Ambridge/Monic Richard, JAN 24, 2016
Is the first thing you see in your bedroom a set of plain closet doors? You’re in luck — those doors are actually big blank canvases that you can easily dress up as gorgeous room decor. Here, professional designers tell us how to do it.
Add Architectural Detail
Bring some Parisian charm with inexpensive ceiling medallions. Nail them on and paint, like One Kings Lane stylist Megan Pflug did here. For a step-by-step, visit OneKingsLane.com.
Medallion (from $30, Lowes.com)
Paint (Kingston Aqua, Olympic.com)
Create a “Mural”
Use a large-patterned wallpaper, like this chinoiserie-inspired style, as fashion designer Austyn Zung did in her New York City loft. For a major statement, cover the surrounding wall, too.
Wallpaper (Fontainebleau, Cole-and-Son.com or Janta Bazaar in Red, ThibautDesign.com)
Dress up French doors by gluing on precut mirrors (found at craft and hardware stores), as seen in this Montreal apartment designed by Nicola Marc. Finish with a fresh coat of paint.
Mirrors ($3 each, JamaliGarden.com)
Paint (Vanity, Behr.com)
Gorilla Glue ($7, HomeDepot.com)
This story originally appeared in the February 2016 issue of Good Housekeeping.