It doesn’t matter in which kind of space you live – there’s always free space above and behing the sofa. A sofa will never be high, therefore, this rule is everlasting. It’s not really compulsory to decorate this space, however, I can tell you from my own experience that a small focus above a sofa always better completes a living room and it doesn’t look so empty. I’d especially advise you to decorate the wall above a sofa if you have high ceiling.
1. Paintings / posters
That’s the most popular way to fulfil not only above a sofa but in general in the wole house. There can be some problems choosing the exact work of art combining the size of pictures and frames. I've written an article about composition of paintings here.
You can hang a big mirror alone or make a composition of different mirrors. That’s not only a perfect interior detail but also an element which visually enlarges the space. You can read an article about mirrors compositions here.
Mirrors which look like windows (divided into frames) especially enlarge space visually. It seems like another room can be seen through a "window".
3. Wallpapers / photo wallpapers
That’s a rather simple way not thinking too much about fulfilling an empty wall. If you asked which places are the most popular to use the wallpapers at home, I’d answer that it’s behind the headboard in a bedroom and on the wall behind a sofa. Of course, the choice of wallpapers or wall murals is a rather responsible work but then you don’t need to think what to hang above a sofa.
I won’t tell you which shelf composition looks best above your sofa because you need specificity, but I can only tell you that you shouldn’t overload that wall with shelves. If it’s difficult for you with compositions one narrow long shelf where you put posters and interior accessories will be enough. In addition, that’s a perfect way to have pictures and posters but not damage walls and easily change their compositions.
5. Macrame and “Juju hats”. Macrame wall decorations and Juju hats made of feathers – the hottest trend of the previous year. They perfectly fit in bohostyle interiors but when you perfectly combine other details you can adapt it to the interiors of all styles. As far as this type of decoration detail of a wall is more typical to African style, more home-made products or textile should appear in an interior, therefore, I wouldn’t recommend you to hang them in a classical or modern style interior. You can do these decoration yourself – ther’re plenty of lessons on the Internet.
That’s a rather elegant and sophisticated wall decor which perfectly fit in modern classical interiors. Moldings are mostly made of polyurethane but you can also use wood or plasterboard. Among molds you can also hang a picture or a mirror or even a shelf.
If you’re going to hang a mirror above a sofa it must be quite big. You have to find the right proportion between a sofa and a clock. If a sofa is small and ceiling is short, 100-centimetre-diametre clock can be too big but you must look at the whole and follow proportions.
8. A carpet
Don’t hurry to judge! That’s a home decoration element that’s becoming more and more popular. You can read an article about it here.
I’ve mentioned not everything. There’re no limits for imagination, therefore, you can hang a guitar, plates as well as masks. Everything depends on the interior style and effect which you want reach. Is it empty above your sofa or have you decorated this zone? How?Write the comment below, I’m really interested!