By Adalheid Voigt. Modern. At Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 01:28:20 AM.
The empty space above a sofa is a prime spot in the house for a great piece of art. In fact, it‘s comparable only to space above a mantle. That being said, what kind of art should go there? Should it be a painting? A photograph? While most people stick with the traditional solution of hanging a single painting or photograph above a sofa, there are plenty more options to choose from.
As homes get smaller, storage becomes more and more important, and people are starting to use every available bit of space to display their trinkets and treasures. Shelving placed above a sofa can be a great way to solve a storage issue and creatively display your accessories. Floating shelves are a great option, as are shelves with attractive brackets. Just make sure they’re installed correctly so they don't fall on anyone sitting on the couch!
When installing shelves, keep all the rules in mind - hang at eye level (or in the case of a grouping the center of the group should be at eye level), and pay attention than the width of the sofa so that the shelves are hung in relation. This isn´t to say you can´t break the rules depending on what you want for your space, but if you're unsure about placement these rules help.