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14 decor ideas to utilize space behind the couch

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There is no one person who would not want to live in a palatial bungalow, but often finds themselves in a small little house. But, with a little ingenuity and creativity you can transform the smallest and most drab looking homes into a cosy haven. Wonder how? Read on for some nifty tips that can spruce up the looks of your small house.

Often we are confronted with the dilemma of where to stow away books and other things, especially if our home is small. The best way to put away books and display curios is to put up decorative book shelves and racks on the walls. And, the best way to add beauty and elan your den is by using the wall behind your sofa. The wall behind the sofa is often the most neglected one, and can in fact be the perfect canvas to hang paintings, shelves and even incorporate decorative elements to add colour to the room.

And, if just paintings and curios on the walls do not do the trick for you, you can create a modernistic feel by combining a rustic table with the sofa and placing small decorative pieces on it that complement the artwork on the wall.

Another cool way to utilise space behind a sofa is to throw in a cabinet of drawers to utilise the space well is a good idea. We usually do not pay any attention to the backside of the sofa, because nobody particularly likes the backsides of furniture, which is why it is important to find new ways to make things interesting!

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1. Take advantage of the back of your furniture. Place shelves behind your sofa to put your books or accessories to create a chic look.

2. Create charming shelves for your decorative pieces by mixing & matching colours and materials in your new furniture.

3. Invest in a single statement piece of art that would stand out. Place it above your couch to make it look amazing!

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You can hire a designer to attain the look that you desire.

4. Use the wall behind your sofa for lighting by installing windows. The windows are practical, pleasant and make shared a space look brighter.

5. Create a niche and install lights within the frame of the niche to add detail to your furniture and home décor.

6. The height of the furniture behind the sofa should not be too high or low. It should be the right height and it is better if it is made of wood.

7. Hang pictures behind your arm chairs. This would make the pictures and the furniture stand out for sure.

8. Nothing is as good as the developing a habit of reading. Why not make space in your hall for your books and a comfortable seating space closest to your bookshelf.

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9. Combine your sofa with a small desk with which you can write and complete tasks that you need to get to a desk.

10. A long narrow table is perfect for the back of your room to hide the bottom of your furniture and decorate the space at the same time. Place lamps, portraits and other special pieces for more detail.

11. Use neutral colours that combine with the other elements of the room. The lacquered colour furniture looks great with modern sofas.

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Checkout top 10 colour trends and decor ideas for 2017 here.

12. If your sofa is perfect, but still doesn’t complement the room, then place a piece of classic wooden furniture to complete the look.

13. Include a bar for breakfast and quick meals. It can also double as a piece for your kids’ homework.

14. A little space behind the sofa doesn’t hurt. Guests can enjoy comfortable conversations in this space and you do not run into them in the middle of an interesting conversation.

We hope you enjoyed these 14 great behind the sofa storage ideas! Try them and share your comments. 
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