When it comes to choosing something to display over a sofa, you have so many options. So get creative and choose to feature something you love.
The wall space above your sofa is brimming with design potential; it just takes a little imagination. So to inspire your own decorating endeavors, we rounded up living rooms with interesting things hanging above the couch. From art arrangements to storage shelves, here’s what we found.
Why waste your time wallpapering when you can employ one large-scale work of art instead? Take a cue from this home and hang a colorful painting or print above your sofa to make a big impact in your living room.
CREATE A GALLERY WALL
Sometimes one piece just isn’t enough. This is when gallery walls can really save the day. A mini gallery can allow you to create a really dramatic impact and it saves you from having to choose just one piece.
We’ve discussed on the blog how important it is create a focal point and infuse drama into every room, and a large mirror is the perfect way to do that.
HANG FLOATING SHELVES
Shelving placed above a sofa can be a great way to solve a storage issue and creatively display your accessories. Floating shelves are a great option, as are shelves with attractive brackets.
The key is to choose a map that is meaningful to you in some way. Maps often look best when framed, so if yours doesn’t come with one, consider having a custom frame made for your piece.
ADD INTERESTING TEXTILE
Whether it’s a rug, woven wall hangings, or a good old-fashioned tapestry, hang a unique textile above your couch to create a layered look in your living room.
HANG AFRICAN JUJU HATS
African Juju hats have become something of a necessity in stylish homes across North America. These hats come in every color imaginable and create impactful wall art that’s guaranteed to stand out in any room, and they’re great in modern global spaces.
Looking for a renter-friendly way to make a statement behind your sofa? Propped up vintage art just like this one that’s picturing every bit as eye-catching as framed art.
Searching for something a little more functional to fill the space above your sofa? Follow in this space’s footsteps and employ a sleek floor lamp to center your couch and create some ambient lighting.
Still stumped with what to hang behind your sofa? Place your sofa in front of a window and you don’t need a thing, except maybe a pair of pretty drapery panels!
The empty space above a sofa is a prime spot in the house for a great piece of art. In fact, it’s comparable only to space above a mantle. That being said, it’s sometimes difficult to determine what type of art should be hung. While most people stick with the traditional solution of hanging a single painting or photograph above a sofa, there are plenty more options to choose from.
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