Decorate this wall?

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Was thinking a mirror with plug in sconces to add lighting to the area??? I’m not even sure the shutters should remain. This is in my den, very relaxed area but also very dark.

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  • Have you considered repainting the room to lighten it up? A mirror would reflect light making the room brighter. I like the shutters, but they need a little more. Maybe put lights/sconces on them? Here's a link for repurposing shutters, it may give you a few more ideas:

    https://www.pinterest.com/rockwoodshutters/repurpose-ideas-for-shutters/

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Nov 15, 2020

    Hi Elizabeth, I think a mirror would love amazing in that space, with the shutters on either side. If you can make a window frame of some sort to go over the mirror and hang light from the frame (it could be fairy lights or even one of those old fashioned lantern lights) it will create a story too.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Nov 16, 2020

    Hello-yes that sounds like an excellent solution, particularly the mirror.


    With daylight savings time causing the early evening darkness- log cabin wooden walls I have even resorted to fairy lights around windows frames and led flameless candles to add warmth and light.


    I hope you settle on the perfect solution.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Nov 16, 2020

    A mirror would look great in this area and could really brighten up the space.

  • A large piece of art that covers the whole area would look nice. Add a floor lamp for more lighting?

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 16, 2020

    Hello Elizabeth,

    First Change the colour of the walls to a much lighter colour. The Add a Mirror in between the shutters to look like a window, then Paint the Shutters a complimentary colour, or if you like the walls the colour they are - maybe Take the Shutters down and replace with a Large Colourful Canvas or Artwork.

  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Nov 16, 2020

    Yeah, looks like a nice alcove. Along with adding more light, you might want to think practical too. Could you add a large desk there? I never think you can have enough desks. Add a hanging light over the desk. Or do what you wanted and add sconces. Might be nice to use that space. Another idea is to fill In with built in cabinets or bookshelves.

  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Nov 16, 2020

    Yeah, looks like a nice alcove. Along with adding more light, you might want to think practical too. Could you add a large desk there? I never think you can have enough desks. Add a hanging light over the desk. Or do what you wanted and add sconces. Might be nice to use that space. Another idea is to fill In with built in cabinets or bookshelves.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Nov 16, 2020

    Nice little nook!

    Was looking at the walls themselves and was wondering if you have paneling on them,. It is because I see lines from the top to the bottom. If they are panels take a look at where they join, would you consider filling them in and repainting. Do that before hanging a mirror.

    Or instead of painting you could mirror the whole wall or hang a framed mirror.

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on Nov 16, 2020

    I love adding built in shelves to alcoves like that. Storage and beauty combined!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 16, 2020

    I was thinking a wreath but if you need lighting, that would be nice. The mirror would reflect the light. Consider battery operated with a remote to avoid running a wire down the wall. I was surprised how long some of them last, you can even get some that are rechargeable.

  • Dee Dee on Nov 16, 2020

    I would first repaint in a lighter shade of gray, something like repose gray from Sherwin Williams. I think the shutters should go, replace with two small sconces and a small oval mirror. Kirklands, Home Goods and Ikea sell both and have large selections. Or a nice big clock would look great.

  • Maura White Maura White on Nov 16, 2020

    I like the idea of a mirror - and the lighted sconces should just go right on the shutters!


  • Flipturn Flipturn on Nov 16, 2020

    I don't think that these shutters add any attractiveness to the wall. They look unconnected, and make the area seem unfinished and temporary.


    The dark wall color just swallows any light that there is in the corner, and does not make the space look very inviting.


    My suggestion is to remove the shutters, paint the wall a lighter color, and add a mirror. See how much making these changes improves the room, then think about any other small decorations later.

  • Betsy Betsy on Nov 16, 2020

    Hi Elizabeth: I would paint it a lighter colour and paint the shutters a few shades darker. I'd put them on either side of a picture of an outdoor scene through a window or a mirror with muntins or mullions, to look like a window with divided panes. Lighted sconces would be a nice touch, too.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Nov 17, 2020

    why not sue the shutters to put photos on and then add a large photo in the center of the shutters?

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Nov 18, 2020

    Hello here's a link with sone options. Hope this helps


    https://www.remodelormove.com/diy-vanity-mirror-ideas/

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Nov 30, 2020

    you can add a mirror it would look good and you can also add some lights too