5 Statement Pieces to Hang Over the Sofa

5 Statement Pieces to Hang Over the Sofa

Sarah Coffey
May 25, 2010

We recently moved, and our sofa has an empty space over it that's asking for something striking, so we've been combing the archives for ideas. When a sofa's up against a wall, a big statement piece is usually a safe bet. It helps to anchor the couch and can even make a small space feel larger.

  1. A blown-up photograph is an easy way to personalize your room and, if you go the DIY route, it can be an inexpensive option.
  2. A sculptural wall piece adds drama. A candle holder (like the one in Michelle's home above) is smart because it's decorative and functional.
  3. A large-scale painting can bring intense color into a room. If you really want to ramp up the scale, hang a couple of large pieces together.
  4. A big mirror works really well in a small space, since it reflects light while creating a focal point on the wall.
  5. A bright flag can give a room a graphic, Pop Art feel. If you're going for symmetry, try hanging a few in a row.

Genevieve and Maxwell's Mid Century Perch
Michelle's Starter Home
Shannon and Emmet's from Factory to Family
Jason and Jeff's Cocktail Party Perfect
K & R's Seaside Retreat

Photos: Laure Joliet, Jill Slater, Janel Laban, Jason and Jeff, Liezel Strauss

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