Here are 8 Stylish ways to decorate the space above your couch. To inspire your own decorating endeavours, check out the living rooms from home tours below with interesting things above the couch.
The wall above your sofa is brimming with design potential, and it just takes a little imagination to reach it. Gallery wall? Geometric painted designs? Or maybe a fabric wall hanging? From art arrangements to floating shelves, there’s a look for everyone.
1. A Big Piece of Art
Why waste your time wallpapering when you can employ one large-scale work of art instead? Take a cue from Dee Speed’s New Orleans’ home and hang a colourful painting or print above your sofa to make a big impact in your living room.
2. Vintage Finds
Looking for a renter-friendly way to make a statement behind your sofa? Propped up vintage art, like this vignette we spotted in Mila Moraga-Holz’s Los Angeles abode, is every bit as eye-catching as framed art—no hammer or nails necessary.
3. An Oversized Mirror
If you thought oversized mirrors were reserved for bedrooms then think again. Not only does a large mirror above your sofa look super chic, but it also helps create the illusion of more space in a small living room, just like what we saw in this eclectic apartment.
4. A Floating Shelf
Sure, decorative items look great above your couch, but have you ever considered the storage opportunity that wall offers? A sturdy floating shelf, like the one we saw in Jasna’s Canadian living room, helps anchor the empty area above your sofa, while also offering up some unexpected storage space.
5. An Interesting Textile
Whether it’s a rug, woven wall hanging, or a good old-fashioned tapestry, hang a unique textile above your couch to create a layered look in your living room, just like we saw in Breeze Giannasio’s Washington, D.C. home.
6. A Gallery Wall
A good gallery wall can be really impactful above a sofa. Case in point: Chambers Austelle’s Charleston, South Carolina home, where she turned a cramped living room corner into a hip sofa scene by installing a salon-style art display on the wall. For local orders in South Africa, we would like to highly recommend Canvas Print Co. Order online for deliveries nationwide!
Searching for something a little more functional to fill the space above your sofa? Follow in Zeba Blay’s footsteps and employ a sleek floor lamp to centre your couch and create some ambient lighting, as she did in her New Jersey rental.
8. Interesting Objects
Forget your boring old art prints and paintings. A handful of decorative objects, like the celestial metal sculptures Amelia Nicholas mounted above the sofa in her New York City apartment, offer a surprising spin on traditional living room art.
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