Ideas for Decorating Above Your Sofa


Your sofa may be comfortable and beautiful, but the large blank space on the wall above your sofa can detract from the look of your home.

"Filling large wall spaces can be a real challenge, but that large expanse of wall space behind your sofa provides an ideal opportunity to reflect your personality without using valuable floor space."

The four tips listed below can make the space above your sofa a focal point for your room.

Hang a Large Single Piece of Artwork

Choose a single, large, striking piece of artwork to hang behind your couch to create an instant focal point for your room. Don’t be afraid to select a piece with bold colors, especially if your sofa and overall room palate are neutral.

Mount a Gallery Wall

Hanging a collection of prints or paintings of various sizes behind your sofa is an inexpensive way to create a high-end designer look. Don’t be afraid to mix and match frame styles, colors, and even various types of artwork. Trust your own eye and your own instincts.


Create a Symmetrical Display

If you’re not a fan of mismatched frames, creating a symmetrical display behind your sofa is an attractive and inexpensive alternative for creating a designer look. Choose an even number of frames of similar size and style, or even artwork of a single theme, such as different flowers, to create an orderly look.

Hang or Prop a Mirror Behind the Sofa


Hanging a mirror behind your sofa can give the illusion of a larger room, as well as reflect natural light, helping brighten up a dark room. If you’re renting and don’t want to put nails in your walls, try pulling out your sofa and propping the mirror against the wall behind it. This trick gives your room more depth along with filling that large space.

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