Decorate Your Walls with Molding

A welcoming room begins with well-dressed walls. Consider these stylish statements you can make with millwork.

Sure, your house needs walls to support its roof and divide the space into functional rooms—but that doesn’t mean your walls have to be boring. These DIY techniques for dressing up your walls with molding will add interest and a personal touch to all corners of a room. And since these ideas follow basic interior design principles, you can be sure they’ll be as attractive to you as they are to potential home-buyers down the road who are looking for walls that are a little more than ordinary.

 

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Mirrored wall

Inspired by European-style mirrored walls, these Plexiglas panels are a more practical and affordable option. The panels, which are painted and trimmed with picture molding, have a reflective quality but don’t break. Two-inch stock lumber defines the grid.