Three Ways to Style the Space Behind Your Couch

Three Ways to Style the Space Behind Your Couch

Open floor plans are awesome. However, they can, on occassion, create some rather awkward open spaces. One such space that I have in my own apartment is the space behind the couch. Most people tend to push their couch up against a wall; it's usually the easiest layout, and it tends to work rather well. In some cases, shoving the couching against a wall just isn't possible or even logical, like when the TV hook ups are positioned in such a way that the couch's location is already predetermined.

Since styling this space behind the couch can be tricky, I thought I'd share a few different ideas.

1. Create a Reading Nook

You can find the details on the essentials for styling a reading nook in a previous post. Reading nooks are perfect for the space behind the couch if you have enough room and want a cozy, designated place for reading and lounging.

Reading Nook Inspiration and Ideas - A Detailed Palette
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2. Create a Hobby Hub

I absolutely refuse to believe the notion that having a small space means that you don't have room for your hobby. While I have a craft desk in our guest bedroom and wouldn't need this separate hobby hub, I thought I'd show you all how easy it is to create one behind your couch. A slim console table paired with a chair makes a functional yet compact area for you to work. Simply add the necessary supplies and you are ready to go!

How to Style Behind Your Couch - A Detailed Palette
Creating a Hobby Hub - A Detailed Palette
Creating a Hobby Hub Behind Your Couch - A Detailed Palette
Hobby Hub Details - A Detailed Palette

3. Create a Side Table Look

This is probably the most common way to style the space behind your couch. You don't need much room to make this work, and it adds a little more style to your home as opposed to just leaving the space behind your sofa totally empty. Plus, adding a console/side table can really add a lot of function, providing you with more surface and storage space. Simply add a basket below the table for storing throw blankets and throw pillows. Tuck away shoes or hiking boots to keep clutter to a minimum.

Styling a Behind the Sofa Console Table - A Detailed Palette
Behind the Couch Accent Table - A Detailed Palette
How to style the space behind your couch - A Detailed Palette
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