One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, “What am I supposed to do with the giant wall above my sofa?”
I’ll admit it can be intimidating, especially when you’ve spent a lot of time picking out the perfect seating only to have it dwarfed by a glaring blank wall. To help you out I’ve compiled my top five ways to turn that boring space into a show stopping focal point.
Wallpaper. Shocker, right? I’ve been sharing my love of wallpaper for a while now, and since there are so many beautiful temporary options there’s really no excuse not to give it a try. Unless you hate wallpaper, in which case you should definitely give it a try just to make sure you haven’t changed your mind lol.
Large art. I know. Art can be expensive. But if you decide to go that route you do not want to purchase a small piece that’s going to look out of scale. Ideally, art should be 2/3 to 3/4 the width of your sofa. To save some money, you could purchase two smaller pieces to hang side by side. Etsy is a great place to buy prints that can be nicely framed. You can also try online resources like Society 6 or Art.com. If you’re a thrifter, flea markets can be a great source for vintage art.
Try a tapestry. A tapestry is a great way to add a big splash of color to your decor. Depending on your style, you can either frame it or just tack it to the wall. Surprisingly, Amazon has quite a few tapestries for sale. I guess that’s not really surprising since Amazon has everything! The one above is from Urban Outfitters.
Plant shelf. Who doesn’t love open shelving and plants? Now you can combine the two for a unique and inexpensive way to add color and life to your space. A shelf is also great if you enjoy switching out your decor often.
Mirror gallery wall. Mirrors are perfect for opening a space up, and making it appear larger than it is. Try mirrors that are different shapes, sizes, and colors to create an eclectic vibe.
How have you filled that space? Comment below!
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