Arranging furniture can be tricky. And, if there’s one problem I see most often, it’s all (or most) of the furniture pushed up against the walls. And, as much as I would like to drag every sofa in America out in the middle of the room, it just doesn’t work in some spaces.
If you have an extra 12 to 18 inches to spare, a simple solution is to give your room some depth and interest by “layering” your furniture. I’ve always been a fan of bookcases, but I especially like them as a backdrop behind other pieces.
Layering with bookcases especially works well if you’ve got a huge blank wall to fill behind your sofa. And, further layering with a large mirror or pretty piece of art just adds to the look:
And, I hope to use this idea in some of the projects I’m working on now. This is a great solution if you have a large wall and a small TV stand that doesn’t quite fit. Add height–and lots of storage/display–by filling the walls with taller shelving. (Again, IKEA is my go-to for inexpensive shelving. The Billy bookcase would work perfectly here.)
So, be honest. Is your furniture pushed against the wall? If so, would this look work for you?