5 ways to fill the blank space above your sofa with wall art

Posted by Julie Groleau on

 Are you looking for ways to add character and style to your living room? Put your creativity to work and learn how to fill that blank space over the sofa with five creative ideas! Wall art is an easy way to turn any living room from blah to amazing. Living room wall art can be in all shapes, sizes, and colors. From getting a large statement piece of art to creating a gallery wall, explore different ways to make the most of your wall space.

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How to fill the blank space above your sofa



The blank space over your sofa can be a bit of a design dilemma. On one hand, you want to make the most of the vertical space in your room and on the other hand, you don't want to overwhelm the area with too much stuff. So what's a girl to do?

First, take a step back and assess the area. How big is the space? What is the height of your ceiling? These factors will help you determine what kind of décor you can use to fill the space.

If it's a small area, consider hanging a single piece of artwork or a mirror. If you have more wall space to work with, consider grouping together several smaller wall art. Make it a gallery wall! Hang several pieces at different heights and angles so they create an interesting pattern across the whole wall (this will also help break up large areas). Another option for filling blank wall space is to add a ledge. This is a great and trendy way to display your living room wall art.

 living room wall art - large wall art decor

Make a statement with a large wall art

A large wall art is typically defined as a piece that is at least 24 inches by 36 inches. A large piece of art can really make a statement in a room and can be a great way to fill an empty wall. 

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Hang a series of art prints


A series of art prints is 2 or 3 art prints that were designed to be hung next to each other. They can be of different colors, as long as they look cohesive together. When it comes to hanging a series of art prints, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you'll want to make sure that the prints are all the same size. This will create a cohesive look and make it easier to hang them evenly. Second, you'll need to decide on a spacing between each print. A good rule of thumb is to leave about 2-3 inches of space between each frame. Finally, and very importantly, you'll need to make sure they are all hung at the exact same height. 


Mix and Match multiple art prints


If you're looking for a creative way to hang your living room wall art, one option is to mix and match prints. This can be a fun and eye-catching way to add personality to your space.

To mix and match prints effectively, start by choosing a color palette. This will help you create a cohesive look. Once you have your colors in mind, select a few different prints that you love. Try to choose a variety of sizes, shapes, and types of wall art to add interest. For example, hang some abstract wall art next to a typography wall art, a modern wall art with an classic museum print of a famous artist.
When hanging your prints, don't be afraid to get creative! Play around with different arrangements until you find something that looks great. Remember, there are no rules when it comes to design – so have fun with it!


Make it a gallery wall.


If you're looking for a creative way to fill the blank space over your sofa, consider making a gallery wall. A gallery wall is a collection of artwork, photos, or other items arranged on a wall. It's a great way to add interest to a room, and it can be customized to fit your own personal style. Here are some tips on how to make a gallery wall:

1. Choose your wall art. This is the fun part! You can choose anything from family photos to art prints to vintage finds. Just make sure that the pieces you select complement each other in terms of color, style, and subject matter.

2. Plan the layout. Once you've selected your artwork, it's time to start planning the layout. Decide how many pieces you want to include and where they should go. It's helpful to use graph paper or an online tool like Canva to plan things out beforehand. This way, you can avoid any last-minute changes that might throw off the entire look of your gallery wall.

3. Hang your artwork. When it comes time to actually hang your artwork, there are a few different ways you can do it. You can use traditional picture hangers and nails, or try command strips which work great and are renter-friendly. 


Create a ledge gallery walls.

Let's be real: the traditional gallery wall isn't going anywhere. But if you're a person who constantly rearranges your decor, we have good news for you: the ledge gallery is here and it's about to steal the spotlight. It's perfect for those who are looking for a laid back look without the wear and tear on their walls. Plus, with your wall art, wiggly candles, and pretty books all living in harmony on one ledge, it's like having three walls worth of art displayed on just one!

Here's how to install a ledge gallery wall:

Step 1: Select Your Ledge

There are so many wonderful options out there to create a picture ledge gallery wall. We got ours from Ikea but we also like this similar option from Amazon.

Step 2: Install Your Ledge

This is probably the hardest part of the process (because measuring), but we promise it's easier than you think. If you're installing a single ledge we suggest aiming for about 18in-24in inches above the top of your couch. You'll want to leave enough clearance to account for head room while keeping it close to the sofa.

Gallery wall ideas - gallery wall layout ledge
Gallery wall ideas - gallery wall layout ledge

photo and ledge gallery wall by @sydneybymichelle featuring all TPC printable wall art


So there you have it: 5 ways to fill the blank space above your sofa with living room wall art. We hope that you've found this blog helpful! Curate your artworks with our beautiful selection of living room wall art here


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  • I LOVE all these beautiful wall art and gallery walls in the living room.. so inspiring! Now I wan to paint my walls pink or lilac :) Thanks for sharing!!

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