Any ideas for wall decor behind this couch? It's a large wall and I've had difficulting finding something for it.This message has been edited. Last edited by: emmace11,
Need a better photo to show relation of sofa to wall. Obviously what you have up now is to small for the wall.
Yes, it's too small. But, I don't know what to do.
approx 12.5ft wide
More photos of this space would be helpful as I am wondering about tbe placement of your main conversational grouping. Till then, I agree the photo gallery is too small in scale and too high for this area. Ideally, the sofa should be centered along this wall too. Here are some random suggestions for a large wall. Perhaps one will inspire you. Keep in mind the feel of the space, the scale of the wall decor and it's relation to the area and what is beneath it.
A LONG WALL SCULPTURE
AN ENLARGED PHOTOGRAPH OR PAINTING
A TAPESTRY ON A DECORATIVE ROD
A GROUPING OF PRINTS SUCH AS BOTONICALS ALL IN IDENTICAL FRAMES
A GROUPING OF CEILING MEDALLIONS, FRAMES OR OTHER COLLECTION
FLOATING LEDGES MERCHANDISED W/ ART/PHOTOGRAPHY AND THREE D OBJECTS
AN OVERSIZED CLOCK OR CLOCK GROUPING
A LG. FRAMED MIRROR (NOTE WHAT IT'S REFLECTING THO)
A FRAMED MAP
FRAMED DECORATIVE FABRICS OR PAPERS
A LG. COLLAGE
A LG. MOSAIC
ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE (EX. WINDOWS, CORBELS, MEDALLIONS, PEDIMENT)
POSTERS (EX. TRAVEL)
A DECORATIVE WALL MOUNTED SCREEN
One thing that is going on with your wall is that the photo arrangement has no "anchor". Meaning the arrangement is floating aimlessly in space and it isn't connected to anything. A console/dresser/buffet/narrow table kind of piece would look nice as an anchor. (As long as you have the space. You would need to make sure there would be a 3 foot clearance between the front of the piece and the back of the sofa.)
Another thing you might try is reframing the photos with wider mats. For the photo of the child, for instance, try a mat that is 6 inches wide all the way around. That will make the framed piece much bigger and the photo will "have room to breath".
Just for fun I did a quick little doodle-y thumbnail sketch of what I am talking about. I think something like this would look nice.
(In my sketch the big framed piece on the right would be the reframed picture of the child. The lower piece would be the picture of the baby only reframed with a wider mat, and then just one of your other multi frames hung the other way.)
Anyway, I hope this illustrates what I mean by anchoring floating art.This message has been edited. Last edited by: cocok,
Another example of art being anchored.
And one more anchored arrangement.
I agree. "Anchoring" was my point as well, tho I fell short in conveying this vital design point. If wall deco merely floats it's disconnected in re. to furniture in the room. If placed too close to furniture it risks becoming cluttered, lost or knocked off the wall.
If budget doesn't permit you to purchase one or two large pieces of wall art/decor now, you can definitely create a gallery wall w/o breaking the bank. Some visual examples have been provided to you. You can enlarge what you have via larger frames and mats or taking photos to a place that can enlarge them. Don't hesitate to mix in some 3D objects for textural and dimensional interest if you wish. Things like plates, corbels w/ plants or pottery, letters, plaques, carvings, etc. can be interspersed into your gallery wall. Play w/ placement on the floor on a sheet of butcher's paper or newsprint. Once a balanced and pleasing arrangement is achieved, trace around frames and objects and tape your templet to the wall.
I love floating ledges in staggered positions as they allow ease of change re. art and shallow art objects w/o creating a lot of holes in the wall. They're ideal for large walls, but again...placing them too high from furniture beneath them is not wise yet, grounding them is important. Optionally, wall cubes can be used w/ or w/o shelves and also accomodate art objects such as plates, sculptures, pottery, models, battery candles or lanterns, potted plants, etc.
I like the suggestions you have received.
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