FILL IN THE BLANK SPACE OVER YOUR SOFA

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.

anthony baratta

BOLD ARTWORK

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.

kimberly demmy design

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.

interiors by dapa

OVERSIZED MIRROR

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.

sergey krasyuk

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.

tidg

DISPLAY MAPS

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.

er james

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.

terracotta design build

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.

bungalow 56 design

VINTAGE FINDS

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.

touch interiors by bronwyn poole

LIGHTING

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.

NOTHING

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.

Read Also: COOL WAYS TO DECORATE WITH WALL MIRRORS

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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.
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