One of my favorite things about this blog is getting the opportunity to chat with you, my lovely readers, through email, the comment section, or even over on Facebook and Instagram. You’re all so darn awesome, I wish I could hug each and every one of you. (But if that seems like too much for you we can just high-five and play it cool.) It’s just so fun and truly the best part about blogging, if you ask me. And what’s really awesome is that you guys actually give me lots of ideas for blog posts. High five to that! Lately I’ve had a few questions about coming up with creative ways to decorate the empty wall space above your sofa. In fact, I think I had three people in the same week ask me for advice on this topic, which I thought was a little crazy. So I figured there had to be more of you wondering this same thing. I actually don’t have any of our sofas up against an empty wall, so I’ve done what any good blogger does and I’ve scoured Pinterest and Instagram for hours to find inspiration for you. I’m happy to say I’ve found 10 really creative and amazing ways to decorate this spot with lots of character and farmhouse charm. Let me show you what I found!
The first one I have to show you is this crazy creative idea from Becky at Buckets of Burlap. She hung an old door above her couch and I think it’s genius. Great idea and adds to much character to this space!
This large floating shelf and sign combo from Angela’s Cozy Home on Instagram is perfect. I love that it’s one large shelf, instead of a few smaller ones like you usually see. The longer shelf gives lots of space for decor–and how fun to change it up with the seasons.
This old chalkboard and pair of mounted lamps has me drooling a bit. I mean, this is the perfect farmhouse look. Liz Marie Blog is always overflowing with inspiration, but you probably know that already unless you’ve been living under a rock.
This creative gallery wall made of sweet family photos and a wooden arrow from Love Grows Wild is a great way to fill up empty space and display a little bit of your heart at the same time. Each piece has a story and I love that.
You can’t get much more perfect than Joanna Gaines’ farmhouse. And how amazing are these giant shutters? I’m not sure where one finds such humongous shutters, but I want them. This look is simple and easy, but she nailed it, as usual. You can see a full tour of her home here.
You can’t go wrong with an oversized clock. You just can’t. And a galvanized one like this is even better. I found this beauty on Pinterest–so many good things happening here, I love every detail.
I absolutely adore this combination of vintage finds from Better Homes and Gardens. This is the ideal spot to display some of your favorite found treasures. Just start with an old sign and work around it. BOOM.
Goodness gracious this photo from The Modest Farmhouse on Instagram in absolutely gorgeous. I love the large mirror and metal wall vases. The entire space is perfectly done, it’s so calming and peaceful.
Picket Fence & Bed Frames
These last two ideas (check out the photo below) are from JoEllen at The Rustic Farmhouse on Instagram. I mean, how darn creative are these two displays? I’m absolutely obsessed with these both, but I think the one with the old wooden crib frame is my favorite idea of the whole entire bunch. AMAZING.
Well my friends, I hope this has given you some inspiration! Now I’m sitting here wishing I had one of my couches up against a wall so I could use some of these ideas too. But really, all of these looks can be done on just about any empty wall. I think they key is being creative and thinking outside the box. Don’t be afraid to be different, it’s more fun that way. Well let me know what you think of these ideas or if you’ve come up with something stellar over your sofa, I’d love to hear about it! xoxo
Want to keep these ideas handy? Pin this snazzy image I made for later: