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What to put over sofa--long wall?

Posted by love2weed (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 7, 11 at 8:08

Yet again another post about this darn FR--here's a pic of FR before we started our "update". The sofa wall has a tapestry hanging over the sofa--I'm getting rid of it--it's too dark and I'm trying to lighten up the room. I'm going to move the sofa down the wall and put the leather chair in the corner by the fireplace. The sofa will not be centered and I'm at a loss on what to put on that wall where the sofa and the chair will be. The wall is 18 ft long--pictures tend to look small.

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RE: What to put over sofa--long wall?

This isn't the most creative of ideas, but I would put a large landscape over the sofa, one with lighter tones and maybe a metallic frame - gold or maybe ORB. Find one that covers a substantial distance of the sofa - 3/4 to 7/8 the length of the sofa.

I notice that all of your lamps aim down. Have you considered a torchiere lamp that would shoot some light up to the ceiling?

RE: What to put over sofa--long wall?

I'm okay with a landscape over the sofa, but if I move the sofa down the wall (away from the the fireplace end), I just don't know what to do with the other end. That long wall was a problem until I put up the large tapestry--but I'm so over that dark thing.

RE: What to put over sofa--long wall?

I sure don't have an answer--still haven't settled on what to put over my own sofa-- but a photo showing the sofa wall straight-on might give others more ideas about what might work. Maybe if you arrange the furniture the way you plan to and take a photo with the whole length of wall showing, folks can weigh in?

RE: What to put over sofa--long wall?

What's across from the sofa?

I have a large mirror flanked by cande sconces, but I have a triple window across from the sofa so the mirror really helps some light bounce around in a room that trends toward darker.

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