How to create a "fake" window?

by Ldsuz
I believe I saw this recently but didn't save the "how-to" It looks like a window with window frame, curtains, etc, but behind it is really just a solid wall

  7 answers
  • Kim Kim on Jul 18, 2017

    I didn't see the original post but I would buy an old window at a yard sale. You can make it "stained glass" using Gallery liquid lead and colors to fill in. Or you could put a picture behind window of some favorite scenery. You could back light the stained glass as well!

    : )

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jul 18, 2017

    People have hung antique window panes with mirrors in them to reflect the light in the room . They have inserted beautiful pictures of places that they have been or would like to visit . Really , you can put anything in it and you don't even have to hang curtains .

  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Jul 18, 2017

    There are two ways to fake windows. Firstly, use mirrors and curtain them to appear as windows.

    Secondly, use a frosted window with lights behind. I saw the same thing you did, but I can't find it now.

    See of you don't find some inspiration from some of these pins:

    I like this one:

  • Jacks Beta Jacks Beta on Jul 18, 2017

    Solution: place a large mirror on a wall. Glue molding vertically and horizontally on mirror to make it look like a window. Install decorative curtain rod above and hang a pair of stylish drapes to finish the look. Basement lighting will bounce off the mirror (window) and reflect back into the room giving the illusion of a real window.

  • Darlene Duncan Darlene Duncan on Jul 18, 2017

    I worked in an office that was in a basement.. What they did was open the drywall between the studs, inserted fluorescent light bars in the recess and then placed a frame around it, then hung curtains over it.. The material was light enough to let the light shine through, but heavy enough not to see the light source.. I suppose these days it would be more economical and environmentally friendly to use LED lights.. I would find an old medicine cabinet, or just a cheap basic one, take the door off, locate the studs in your wall and cut an opening for your cabinet to fit into.. There is some electrical work involved for the light source, unless you have an electrical outlet you can plug a light bar into, that is close enough to your faux window..

  • Emily Emily on Jul 18, 2017

    A friend once had a problem with her bedroom wall which had a window on one side of her bed but not on the other. She wanted to make a Roman shade so I suggested she just make two and hang the second on on the bare wall. Jacks has a good suggestion but really it depends on your decorating style and what exactly you want to achieve.

  • Ras25497888 Ras25497888 on Jul 18, 2017

    I would by a salvage window, replace the glass if necessary, hang on wall like a picture. Hang curtains as usual. You could place a light behind the window for effect of day light or night time ambience.