painting above the sofa in living room by Marie Flanigan
Marie Flanigan


Happy Monday, friends! Y’all know how much we love getting your questions–and how much we hope we can help you answer them. 


painting above the sofa in living room by Carrier and Co
Carrier and Co via Dering Hall


We recently received a question about our favorite ways to decorate above the sofa–and we jumped at the chance to find some fabulous examples of ways to do just that. 


chinoiserie screen above the sofa in living room by Phoebe Howard
Phoebe Howard


This stunning screen is a bit unexpected over the sofa, a tiny bit three-dimensional, which we love, and fills the space beautifully!


painting above the sofa in living room by Brooks and Falotico
Brooks & Falotico via New England Home Magazine


We love this monochromatic look, the way this painting blends with the wallpaper behind it creating a subtle statement that draws the eye again and again.


painting above the sofa in living room by J.K. Kling
J.K. Kling


Then again… a bolder statement works so well. And, in this case, bigger isn’t necessarily better. With the balance of the lamps, the proportions work perfectly. 


map above the sofa in living room by Studio McGee
Studio McGee


One of my favorite pieces in my house is a framed map from our honeymoon to the British Virgin Islands, complete with notes and pen marks. This map gives a similar vibe–and anything that evokes a happy memory is a bonus. 


triptych painting above the sofa in living room by Alessandra Branch
Alessandra Branca


This triptych is a great alternative to one large painting, 


bird watercolors above the sofa in living room by Sarah Bartholomew
Sarah Bartholomew


While a gallery wall that incorporates the sofa but doesn’t depend on it creates a unique look.


Baskets above the sofa by Chango & Co
Chango and Co


As we’ve said before, 3-d art–like these baskets–is organic and eye-catching,


triptych above the sofa by Alessandra Branca
Alessandra Branca


And embracing a theme–like this chic coastal style–is always welcome. With so many options, it’s hard to choose how to decorate over a sofa! What’s your favorite look?

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We love seeing you here! And don’t hesitate to send us your burning design questions at [email protected]


I had the best week in New York doing the final meetings for my next book, Feels Like Falling and then at the Savannah Book Fest! And I got to make my NYC TV debut at NY Live–and feature some of my favorite products. It was so much fun!