I was eyeballing my gallery wall behind my couch the other day and decided I wanted to rework it a little. My style has really changed since I first did it, which you can see in this super old post which was like one of my very first posts ever! So I’ve been wanting to switch out some of the artwork and frames for pieces that are better suited to my style now. So that got me thinking how it can be kind of tricky sometimes to decorate behind the couch. I decided to put together a few ways to show you how you can take advantage of the space. Let’s take a peek at how to decorate behind the couch.
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If your couch is not backed against a wall, a console table would be perfect to put behind it. The table could even help make a sort of separation between one room and the next without closing it off like walls would.
You could go for something pretty open like this metal framed table. If you want something with a good amount of closed storage, something with a cabinet like this would be perfect. For a happy medium, this black table has a few drawers you can use for things you’d rather keep out of sight.
As far as decorating these tables, the options really are endless. It varies greatly depending on your style as well. You can actually see from these pictures of the tables, some fun ideas for things to use like books, vintage pieces like that alarm clock or those binoculars.
Some basic items you can include would make great storage options are a wicker basket, a metal bin, or this fun woven bin. I love having candles and plants or flowers as part of my décor. So something like this black lantern to house candles would be so cute. I love this jug style glass vase for some greenery or flowers and I also really love this set of 4 vases in that cool metal holder.
These big wooden bowls are amazing to me. I totally want one! I think it would look cool with a garland laid in it and then you could put some candles in there or maybe some painted mason jars. That would be super cute too. Plus you could easily switch out that décor for the different seasons. A great example would be using this evergreen and pine cone one at Christmas time!
If your couch happens to be against a wall like mine is, you have a couple options. You can opt for some open shelving. I love the natural old selves like this white distressed one or those two darker wood ones. I think the metal pipes added to this open shelf are super cool for more of an industrial vibe. You can decorate these however you would like, again use these photos for some inspiration.
The other option is to do some sort of wall décor. You can do something more simple like those three botanical prints, which I adore by the way. Or you can do more of a gallery wall by mixing framed photos, signs, and other pieces like a metal or wood letter of your family’s last name or that wooden arrow. I love wood signs like this family sign or the grateful heart sign. I also love these floating art frames with the chain hanger.
You can also change out your art or signage with the seasons. This Christmas sign is so pretty and how cute is that apple cider sign?! Then you can mix in some simple framed family photos to add a personal touch.
The options go on and on for what you can use in your décor so if you find something that speaks to you but aren’t sure where to use it, try putting it behind the couch with some other favorite pieces!
Hope you got some fun ideas from this, where is the couch located in your home? Let me know if you need some ideas for decorating, I’d love to help! See you next time.