When designing and decorating a living space, most of us pay special attention to filling the floor space and achieving just the right feng shui that’s tasteful but still practical for you and your family.
This means there are often areas that get forgotten about, one of these being the wall area behind your couch, which can often look incredibly bare especially if you’ve gone for a more minimalist approach in your living room.
To bring some life back into bare walls behind your couch, we’ve gathered 10 of the best ideas for what you can put on the wall behind your couch.
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Gallery walls are one of the most versatile options to go for, especially if you’re someone who doesn’t have a keen eye for composition or art.
You have the flexibility to create anything you want whether that’s sticking to art pieces in various sizes that all share similar color tones, or even mixing it and collection of your favorite family photos scattered across your wall.
Try to stick with what style you have in your living room or otherwise it might throw off the balance. If your living room is French chic, then going for abstract art or framed drawings done by your kids may not be the way to go.
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A big statement mirror is a great choice as not only will it fill the wall up, but it’ll also bring more light into what could be a dull and dark space. Mirrors can help create the illusion of a larger space, which is ideal for anyone who’s living in small rented properties.
If you choose an overly large mirror, then instead of installing it onto the wall using wall hooks you could choose to lean it up against the wall behind the couch, which is a good option for those in rented accommodation.
One Large Piece Of Art
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You can’t go wrong with just hanging a large piece of fabulous art directly behind your sofa as it’ll easily fill up a large space. Choose art that will go with the collective styling of the room but that will also catch someone’s eye when they walk in.
For example, if your room is full of neutral colors, then you may have one large colorful piece of art to be the pièce de résistance in your living room.
Alternatively, someone with a neutral living room may want to stick with neutral colors within the art they choose so everything looks seamless.
3 Pieces Of Art
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If you can’t decide on any large mirrors or just one piece of art, then you can also go for three pieces of art aligned on your wall.
If you have tall ceilings then you’ll want to go for vertical art pieces that will take up the maximum amount of space on your wall to prevent it from looking bare.
You can choose art pieces that correspond with each other or even pieces that are completely different from each other.
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Floating shelves can add a lot of dimension to your living room and are also a great option if you don’t have the floor space for standing bookshelves or dressers to decorate.
You can get as creative as you like with your shelves. Some ideas for decorations would be framed photographs of your family, books, candles, small pieces of decorative art, and even some hanging plants to add some depth to the backdrop behind your couch.
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If you’re feeling bold and wanting a statement piece for your living room, then why not try out a 3D art piece behind your couch?
3D art will add lots of dimension and texture to your walls and can even make you look like you have incredible style when in reality you just found some inspiration online.
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Not everyone likes the idea of hanging pictures, painting, or art from their walls and making their space look more cluttered than it is, but you’ll still want something to bring more oomph to your wall behind your couch.
Textured wallpaper comes in all styles and colors and will allow you to achieve whatever look you want in your space.
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On a similar note to textured wallpaper is going for some graphic wallpaper to put on your wall behind your couch. This is an easy way to spice up your living room and you won’t even need to add wallpaper to your other walls.
We love the look of neutral sofas and furnishings in the room paired with a vibrant and busy feature wall behind the couch.
Whether you go for birds and nature or even just a backdrop of your favorite European city, a graphic wallpaper will sure to add some life back into a dull empty wall.
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Wicker is an easy way to bring texture and dimension into a living space that is lacking in something special. Wicker brings a more natural and farmhouse feel to a living space so may not suit a room that has a more elegant and luxurious styling.
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Adding sconces to the wall behind your couch will bring a cozy ambiance to your room but it’ll prevent you from taking up valuable surface space on dressers and side tables around the room.
Sconces also work well when you’ve got art or gallery walls fixed in the middle of them as they’ll illuminate this area and draw more attention to it.
You can get more classic antique style sconces that you would find in a fancy hotel room or opt for more modern ones that look seamless on the wall and unnoticeable unless they’re switched on.