Question: Above my sofa is a massive wall. It feels overwhelming decorating it. I know one large piece of art would be great, but it feels cost prohibitive. What do you recommend?
Phoebe's Answer: As always, I start every plan for a room with a floor plan. Determine the layout of the furniture, then determine what to hang on the walls. Over the sofa in a living room is usually a very important focal point in the room. I typically upholster sofas in solid colors rather than prints, since prints can compete with art. A large painting can be an investment, so consider a grouping of prints if your budget does not allow for art. This can be very effective and attractive. Also, photography can be less costly and fun to purchase. Here are some examples of what we have hung over sofas in some of our projects: