05 November 2015

The Above the Couch Conundrum


I've lived in this condo for over two years. Two years!! I actually can't believe it!! Jeremy and I bought this place not long after we got engaged and I moved in and waited impatiently for our wedding and my permanent roommate to move in. Over the past few years we've updated a few things around the condo, but there's one spot that I keep avoiding. The gigantic wall over the couch.

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It's a blank slate.  A giant blank slate and I have no idea what to do with it!!

Here are some things that I've thought about: 


A Gallery Wall

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The problem... I need to gather a whole lot of prints, frames, pictures, and that can get pretty pricey.



Honeycomb Shelves

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I actually think this might be my favorite option. The problem... we'd have to build them which is pretty hard to do when you live in a condo.



A Shelf 

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Just one ledge shelf. I don't think that would be too hard. The problem... this one is the same issue as the Gallery Wall. Gathering prints, pictures, frames, etc.


A Map


The problem... I'd have to find one. Hmmm, anybody have any leads?


Do you see my problem? Maybe there are tooooo many things that I can do with the space above the couch. Anybody have any tips, ideas, anything? Help?

14 comments:

  1. I love the idea of a gallery wall over the couch! We have a photo ledge above ours!

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  2. We have the same problem. I'm leaning towards two large (36x36) canvases on ours, but your ceilings are so high, I'd go with the gallery wall/ ledge! Something to keep the focal point closer to the couch.

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  3. I love all of those ideas. I honestly don't think you could go wrong. I love the map idea though, it's very unique!! Can't wait to see what you do.

    Emma | Seeking the South

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  4. My place is so undecorated and has been for 3 years. I'm indecisive and worry about the expense of decorating too. So now I'm looking at minimalist decorating.

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  5. My votes from pinterest...clocks, plates, ceiling medallions.

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  6. We also had a huge blank wall behind our couch and I settled on a gallery wall and haven't looked back since! I also like the idea of shelves but sometimes I worry that we would bump them by accident. Either way, I don't think you can go wrong by pulling something you love behind the couch

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  7. You can always make the art yourself. It wouldn't be that difficult, and then the art would go together - and it would be cheaper!

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