When it comes to creating a statement in the living room, background is the very best friend. Nothing sets the scene quite like a bold and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether you want to get inspired by a subtle and soothing grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living room background ideas will do just fine.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the perfect background for added texture which doesn't drown out other statements during a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life with luxe throw pillows, bold designs, and colorful upholstery.
could 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 improve the theme with a sense of humor and fashion, as in the sitting room designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Modern Meets Traditional
This modern self portrait by Chuck Close is a bold contrast with an chinoiserie background (Iksel's Eastern Eden) behind it within this Miles Redd-designed home. |} The contrast doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond layout convention by integrating contrasting jewel tones and mixing modern furniture fashions with classic pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Proof even the best designers love a good deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with spirit. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional type of the architectural elements while still feeling nostalgic in white and black. By comparison, the white linen slip-covered sofa feels much more casual and while the ceramic decor adds some intrigue with geometric shapes.
Art Deco-Inspired Pastels
From the dreamy pastel pinks and purples to the Art Deco-inspired pattern, this background at a 2LG Studio-designed living room is as beautiful as it gets. We love the way the inky black painted fireplace speaks about the darkened framed art, each of which contrast with the sweet background as well as sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.