Usually your couch or the sofa forms the focal point in your living room and is quite central to the décor of the space. It usually also decides how everything else in the living room is arranged. Which is why, we spend a lot of time and energy in deciding the right placement of the couch. What we don’t spend as much time on – is the awkward space behind it and what to do with it.
Here are 8 clever ideas to decorate this space behind your couch and add yet another aesthetic element to your living room.
1. Hang Artwork
One of the easiest ways to decorate the area behind your couch is to simply hang a single piece of artwork behind it. It helps cover up the space and also beautifies the setting. You can also create a gallery wall of sorts behind your sofa, by hanging a few empty frames of different sizes and shapes but of the same color.
2. Place A Table
Another way of making the most of the space behind your sofa could be to place a table there and use it to keep books, plants and other knick-knacks that’ll add to the décor of your living room.
3. Create A Dining Space
Creating a dining space is a great way of masking the space behind your sofa. Doing this will also give a sense of continuity to your furniture arrangement.
4. Create A Bookshelf
Another great way to use the space behind your couch is to create a bookshelf. You wouldn’t just be making that space interesting but free up storage elsewhere, by giving your books a new home.
5. Place A Large Mirror
Place a large mirror right behind your sofa and you’ll be amazed at how it brightens up the whole setting, expanding the space visually. This will double the amount of light in the room if the opposite wall has a window.
6. Create Art Ledges
You can create a few ledges and fill them up with frames and other pretty trinkets and make a statement with your bare-no-more wall behind the sofa!
7. Place A Console Table
You can place a console table right behind your sofa and there you have it! A place to display your favorite lamps, books or other accessories.
8. Create A Floating Shelf
Another way to use the space behind your sofa is to install a floating shelf and use it to display plants, your favorite books or interesting curios.