15 Ideas To Decorate And Furnish The Back Of The Sofa • Your Inspiration For Your Home

If the location of our sofa leaves us a free space, since the sofa is not attached to the wall, the question then is not so much how to decorate the back of the sofa, but rather what to put behind the sofa, because it all comes down to that after all: a what furniture to put behind the sofa when there is space to take advantage of and decorate the space.

The answer is obvious: it depends on each case.

If you need storage space, a closed shelf or sideboard can help; if you want to store books, then a bookcase is perfect; If you need to divide spaces, perhaps a screen is what you are looking for.

So, join me and discover these 15 different ideas to decorate and furnish the back of the sofa that contemplate different solutions, so that you find just what you need.

Shelves for storage and decoration

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As I said, if yours are books or you lack space to store and store all your objects, a shelf will help you in that undertaking, and you will be able to “fill in” that empty space behind the sofa, giving it a practical and useful use.

A console attached to the wall

From Always Never Done

You can also glue the sofa to the console behind, decorating its back as if it were a kind of decorative headboard, as we see in the image above.

A practical desk

IKEA Photography

Today there are many who work from home and need to make room for a desk at home. The back of the sofa can be converted into the perfect space to put the desk in the living room behind the sofa, don’t you think?

A great console

Design by Paola Cury | Instagram @pacuryarqeng

A large console that covers the entire width of the sofa, and that also serves as a room divider.

If it also has a storage space, it will provide us with a space that always comes in handy.

Find a large sideboard if you like this idea, which is furniture that offers a lot of storage space, and put it behind the sofa.

A console as a decorative element without more

Photography @BloomingDyer of Bloomign Diy Er

If we have plenty of space and it seems to the eye that something is missing behind the sofa, despite not needing a space for storage or other use, we can always put a nice decorative console that fills the gap and completes the scene, as if it were a hall behind the sofa.

A folding table

The Societi Social table

Yes, a simple folding table, which does not occupy space behind the sofa, becomes a table for 6 people in no time at all, and at the same time decorates and covers the back of the sofa.

Create a hall

Design and photography A House in the Hills

We can also use the back of the sofa as a separating space that divides and creates a hall.

If we add a cabinet and a mirror, we will have the complete entry.

Here you can see how to create a hall when there is no space.

A practical office to decorate, furnish and take advantage of the space behind the sofa

Design by Yan Oliveira | Instagram @yanoliveira

An office. This idea works great for kitchens open to the living room, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. You can also create an office by taking advantage of the back of the sofa, replacing the dining table. Everything is a question of needs.

The dining room table

Photography StylesDeco

The back of the sofa can serve as a room divider, to place the dining table behind the sofa when the living room and kitchen share the same space.

A brick wall


In this sense, if we have a kitchen and living room together, a wall behind the sofa at mid-height is also a good idea to separate spaces.

A blanket, plaid or other textiles to decorate the back of the sofa

House Tweaking Photography

A simple plaid, handkerchief, tapestry or pretty blanket can be used to decorate the back of the sofa, letting it fall behind the backs.

Neither furniture nor complications. Easy and effective.

A magnificent decorative screen

Not only do they have great decorative power, like this one that we see from the Westwing firm, they are also very much in vogue and are the perfect element to separate spaces.

You put it on and take it off quickly. And if you get tired of it, choose another.

And another sofa?

From Ikea

True, it is not usual, and less in telecentric rooms where everything is directed towards television.

But sometimes the floor plan gives us the opportunity to put two sofas stuck at the back, instead of facing sofas, in the center, dominating the space and separating two different environments.

A custom bar to decorate the sofa and create a desk

Photography The Furniture

It takes the hands of a professional to create it, but the result is a perfectly optimized salon.

See: Ideas for decorating the wall behind the sofa

What do you think of these ideas to decorate the back of the sofa? And you, how do you decorate or what furniture do you put behind the sofa? I will be happy to read and respond to you in the comments.


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