Decorating over the couch can be tricky. The space is usually big, blank, and highly visible. Your couch is the hub of family activity and a place that guests will gravitate to (apart from the kitchen, of course!). So, we’re bringing you 10 ideas for decorating over the couch that are easy for you to change up on the fly!
1 | Marquee Letters
Spell out your style with pre-lit marquee lights! Crafted of wood and galvanized metal, these letters are perfect as individual accents to represent your last name in a wall collage, but equally perfect when used in multiples to spell out a word. Are you falling in love with marquee letters yet?
2 | Canvas Art
When shopping for over-the-couch canvas art, feel free to think BIG and BOLD! Look for 48in L x 36in H for a full size couch, and 31.5L x 31.5H for a love seat. Multiple pieces of square canvas art are a great solution too. Moooo-ve over blank walls!
3 | Metal Wall Art
Metal wall art tends to be way more textural than traditional canvas art. It more dimensions as well, since the metal pieces can be extruded, bent, etched, and rounded–all of which contribute to how the piece reflects light.
4 | Framed Art
If you prefer a more classic look with clean lines, you’ll love tried-and-true pieces of framed art over your couch, especially ones that include a matte.
5 | Faux Gate or Window Plaques
Here’s a hot trend you should jump on right now! Faux gates and window plaques are the elegant offspring of metal wall art and wooden plank panels. Their curved edges and scrollwork are reminiscent of old world windows. Give your living room the gift of rustic charm with a faux window arch or two! They work great in pairs over larger couches.
6 | Gallery Wall
Can’t decide on just one piece for over the couch? Gallery walls were made for you! Combine pictures, paintings, mirrors, and even 3D wall décor in a gallery wall. Follow these three easy steps for creating your own gallery wall to pull it all together.
7 | Decorated Mantel or Ledge
Who said mantels were only for over the fireplace? I’ve seen mantels used as faux entryway tables, above twin beds, and within wall collages. For a beautiful living room focal point, anchor a mantel above your couch and then decorate with greenery, charismas, and a large mirror.
8 | Hooks and Cube Shelves
For functional wall décor that you can easily refresh with seasonal accessories, build a wall collage of hooks and cube shelves. Then, add lanterns, candles, greenery, picture frames, and more as you please!
9 | Monogram Letters
This one is perfect for newlyweds! Purchase one large letter to represent your last name, then purchase two slightly smaller monogram letters to represent your first names.
10 | Large Collage Picture Frame
Have a box full of photographs that you don’t know what to do with? Find a spot for every family member with a collage frame that holds 18 pictures. The one below holds 18, but we also have a frame that holds 24 pictures!
Which over-the-couch decoration speaks to your style? Let us know in a comment below or tag us in an Instagram pic @kirklands! I’d love to feature you in our next Instagram favorites post!