Stylish Solutions for the Space Above the Couch

Stylish Solutions for the Space Above the Couch

Nancy Mitchell
Feb 25, 2016
(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)

Your couch is probably the focal point of your living room, and that means that whatever's going on on the wall above the couch is also the center of attention. It's an important — and somewhat intimidating — spot to fill because it's so central and so big. So we've rounded up a few ideas for what to do with this prime piece of visual real estate.

(Image credit: Whistles)

Fill it up with shelves.
As seen in this living room from Whistles. Just make sure to leave yourself enough headroom.

(Image credit: Lovely Life)

Hang a single big piece of art.
As seen on Lovely Life.

(Image credit: Catherine Kwong)

Display a series of 2 or 3 pieces.
As in this interior from Catherine Kwong.

(Image credit: Domino)

Create a gallery wall.
This is Emily Henderson's home, seen on Domino.

(Image credit: Vogue Living)

Hang (or lean) an oversized mirror.
This is the living room of a Paris apartment spotted on Vogue Living.

Add a picture ledge.
One advantage of this is that you can easily switch out pieces as the impulse strikes you. Image from Decouvrir l'endroit du Decor.

(Image credit: Houzz)

...or a whole bunch of picture ledges.
As seen on Houzz.

(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)

Hang a rug or tapestry.
This living room from Desire to Inspire uses a Moroccan boucherouite rug to add color and texture.

Frame an interesting piece of wallpaper.
A piece of wallpaper framed by picture moldings, as seen in Summer and Josh's Chicago apartment, is a great way to fill a big space on a budget.

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