January 28, 2014
Welcome friends to our first installment of Design Dilemmas. One of our readers sent us an email about the wall above her sofa. Her walls are paneled with beautiful trim and splits right down the center where the sofa sits. She writes:
Do I hang a single picture. Picture sizes? or a group or what to do on wall, especially a split wall like this. It seems so formal, but house is anything but.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I LOVE the trim on these walls and think they really add some interest to the space. I have designed two examples of how she can dress these walls.
You could add a pair of abstract art like these
to help balance the space. Taking cues from the colors in the art you could pull this color down to the sofa with fun pillows like these from West Elm (here
). To finish off the space you could add a small floor lamp like this one from Wayfair
, and even add a plug-in style wall sconce like this one from Lamps Plus
Now not knowing her particular design style I did create another option that was a little more glam ( how could I resist, right?!)
Which look do you all prefer? The clean & simple art or the glamour look?
Well Karen I hope this helped inspire you to create something fun above your sofa! Once you decide what to do we would love for you to share your photos with us!