If it comes to creating a statement from the living space, background is the best friend. Nothing sets the scene quite like a bold and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether you would like to get motivated by a soothing and subtle grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living room background notions will do the trick.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the best background for extra texture that does not stand out additional statements throughout a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life using luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and colorful upholstery.
Who needs books when you can have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we definitely prefer actual books. However, a fun metafictional background such as this at a study will enhance the theme with a sense of humor and style, as from the sitting room made by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Modern Meets Traditional
contemporary self portrait by Chuck Close is a bold contrast with the chinoiserie background (Iksel's Eastern Eden) supporting it in this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The contrast does not stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond design convention by incorporating contrasting jewel tones and mixing contemporary furniture fashions with antique pieces. seat is from Ikea! |} Proof even the best designers love a good deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with soul. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the standard type of the Victorian architectural components while still feeling edgy in black and white. 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
From the dreamy pastel pinks and purples into the Art Deco-inspired routine, this background at a 2LG Studio-designed living room is as beautiful as it gets. We love how the inky black painted fireplace speaks to the moody framed artwork, each of which contrast with the sweet background as well as sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.