Sectional sofas - we love them because they’re nice and big and they’re perfect for the whole family to snuggle together to watch TV. On the other hand, we hate them because they're big and bulky, take up lots of floor space and never fit perfectly centered against a wall.
When you have a large piece of furniture such as a sectional sofa, you need to make sure that whatever you hang above it is substantial enough to visually match the weight of your sofa. In some cases, one large piece of artwork will do the trick, in other situations a series of pieces are needed to fill the large wall space. To help visualize your display, lay the pieces out on the floor or map them out using Painter’s tape to determine the best possible arrangement before hanging them. You’ll be amazed how quickly you’ll be able to confirm if the dimensions of your piece (or pieces) are right. When choosing artwork for your walls, don’t limit your choices to picture frames — consider canvas, mirrors, clocks, wall shelves, and any other objects that will fill the space.
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Displaying art above the sofa is a fantastic way to create a focal point for your living room. Here we have three different frames — one large and two that are identical in size — and three different ways to hang them. All three looks work well from a design point of view, but you […]