If it comes to making a statement in the living space, background is your very best buddy. Nothing sets the scene like a daring and graphic or vibrant and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether you would like to get inspired by a soothing and subtle grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living area background ideas will do just fine.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the perfect background for extra texture which doesn't drown out other statements throughout a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living area to life using luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and vibrant upholstery.
could have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we definitely prefer actual books. But a fun metafictional background like this in a study will improve the theme with a sense of humor and fashion, as in the sitting area made 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) supporting it within this Miles Redd-designed home. |} The comparison doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture outside design convention by integrating contrasting stone tones and mixing contemporary 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 Great Deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with spirit. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the standard type of the Victorian architectural elements while still feeling nostalgic in white and black. By comparison, the snowy linen slip-covered couch feels much more casual and while the porcelain decor adds some intrigue with geometric shapes.
Art Deco-Inspired Pastels
From the dreamy pastel pinks and purples to the Art Deco-inspired routine, this background in a 2LG Studio-designed living area is as lovely as it gets. We love the way the inky black painted fireplace speaks to the darkened framed art, each of which contrast with the sweet background as well as sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.