We all have odd spaces that are hard to decorate around the house.  Some of us give up hope and start looking out for another house to buy, while others just let it be and learn to live with it.  For me, it’s the wasted space behind the couch in our odd shaped tv room that I find difficult to live with.  After removing used teaspoons, sweet wrappers, chewed up dog toys, and (believe it or not), an empty dish from behind the couch, the decorating  process  could begin.  The rest went pretty smoothly, as I discovered the console table to be the most versatile piece of furniture you could ever buy!  It’s the perfect height behind the sofa, especially for placing down a glass of wine at the end of the day.  Here are a few options I found to be very effective:

STORAGE

 

The space behind your couch can easily be used for storage.  If you are an avid reader like me and like to have a book ready when in relaxed mode, this option will really tickle your fancy.

CONSOLE TABLE

 

A beautiful table lamp on a console table behind the couch is always eye catching and create a warm glow in your home when the sun sets.  It is also practical for those who enjoy reading, playing board games, or continue working.  For a more formal look, place a lamp on either end of the console, or have one large lamp to make a bold statement.  A small vase of fresh flowers or a stack of books will always make a space feel more inviting.

WORK STATION

A console table with a narrow surface or desk behind your sofa could create an extra workstation to place your laptop, an extra seat for having dinner, or an area to put a few plants and ornaments to pretty the place up.

SHELF

If you are very short on space, a wall mounted shelf can create a dramatic backdrop behind your sofa.  An elegant arrangement of black and white photos will create a unified look and immediately draw the eye to the back wall.  Remember to style your couch with an array of cushions and add a few items of interest to your coffee table to complete the picture.

GALLERY WALL

Gallery walls are perfect for creating a focal point and incorporating creative ideas in any room.  Play around with items found at flea markets or garage sales to create an instant talking point when guests arrive.  For extra depth, use a mixture of textures and materials, but try to stick to a theme.

TEXTURES

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With the vast array of products on the market today, there is no excuse to be boring!  Textured wallpaper or an eye catching wallpaper print will create immediate interest in your living room.

BOOKSHELF

This bookshelf behind the sofa will solve every storage headache you’ve ever had!  A few well placed picture frames and ornaments add some extra character to this space.

Cheerio ’til next time!

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