If it comes to creating a statement in the living space, background is the very best buddy. Nothing sets the scene quite like a bold and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed background. Whether or not you want to get motivated by a soothing and subtle grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living room background notions will do just fine.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the best background for added texture which doesn't stand out additional statements throughout a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life with luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and colorful upholstery.
Who needs books when you can have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we certainly prefer real books. But a fun metafictional background such as this in a study will enhance the theme with a sense of humor and style, as in the sitting room made by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Modern Meets Traditional
contemporary self portrait by Chuck Close is a bold contrast with an chinoiserie background (Iksel's Eastern Eden) supporting it in this Miles Redd-designed home. |} The comparison doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture outside design convention by incorporating contrasting stone tones and mixing modern furniture fashions with antique pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Evidence even the top designers love a good deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with spirit. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the standard style of the architectural components while still feeling edgy in white and black. By comparison, the snowy linen slip-covered sofa feels much more casual and while the porcelain decoration adds some intrigue with geometric shapes.
Art Deco-Inspired Pastels
In the dreamy pastel pinks and purples to the Art Deco-inspired pattern, this background in a 2LG Studio-designed living room is as lovely as it gets. We love how the inky black painted fireplace speaks about the darkened framed art, both of which contrast with the candy background as well as sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.