Interior Design: High Impact Above the Sofa

I've been living with a big empty wall above my sofa for quite awhile and am still debating how to address it.  While mulling it over, I came across a One Kings Lane blog showing several attractive examples of how to make a high impact statement above the sofa that's against the wall, anchoring the room.

As art collecting's our thing it's more than likely an as-yet-to-be-found amazing artwork will take pride of place above our sofa. If you're in a similar dilemma or are just looking for a change, take a look and get inspired.

  Photo by Simon Upton; interior by Alex Papachristidis   You can't go wrong with the salon-style layout of classic nude drawings, using the same frame and matting for a consistent look

Photo by Simon Upton; interior by Alex Papachristidis

You can't go wrong with the salon-style layout of classic nude drawings, using the same frame and matting for a consistent look

  Photo by Tim Street­-Porter; home of Ellen Pompeo   A versatile folding screen decoratively closes off part of the room while adding drama, texture and pattern for a Bohemian effect

Photo by Tim Street­-Porter; home of Ellen Pompeo

A versatile folding screen decoratively closes off part of the room while adding drama, texture and pattern for a Bohemian effect

  Photo by Alexander James / The Interior Archive   For the room with the ceiling height to accommodate it, an oversized tapestry or textile adds European-style country house luxury and sophistication

Photo by Alexander James / The Interior Archive

For the room with the ceiling height to accommodate it, an oversized tapestry or textile adds European-style country house luxury and sophistication

  Photo by Nicole LaMotte; studio of Justina Blakeney   This eclectic look is like an art installation with the layers of photos, mirror, objets and the pillow grouping on the sofa...it's busy but feels very personal

Photo by Nicole LaMotte; studio of Justina Blakeney

This eclectic look is like an art installation with the layers of photos, mirror, objets and the pillow grouping on the sofa...it's busy but feels very personal

  Photo by Erica George Dines; interior by Jackye Lanham   Decorative china as wall ornaments never lose their charm and here they rest on wooden plinths, which adds another layer of architectural detail.  I also like that the vertical mirror encourages the eye upward

Photo by Erica George Dines; interior by Jackye Lanham

Decorative china as wall ornaments never lose their charm and here they rest on wooden plinths, which adds another layer of architectural detail.  I also like that the vertical mirror encourages the eye upward

  Photo by Manuel Rodriguez; interior by Heather Clawson

Photo by Manuel Rodriguez; interior by Heather Clawson

 Photo by Lesley Unruh; interior by Alex Papachristidis  I love custom wall treatments and even in this sumptuous livingroom the mural manages to steal the show!

Photo by Lesley Unruh; interior by Alex Papachristidis

I love custom wall treatments and even in this sumptuous livingroom the mural manages to steal the show!