When it comes to creating a statement from the living space, background is the best buddy. Nothing sets the scene quite like a bold and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed background. Whether you would like to get motivated by a subtle and soothing grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living area background notions will do the trick.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the perfect background for extra texture which does not drown out other statements throughout a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living area to life using luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and colorful upholstery.
could have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent , we certainly prefer actual books. But a fun metafictional background like this in a study will enhance the theme with a sense of humor and fashion, as from the sitting area 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) supporting it in this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The comparison does not 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! |} Proof even the top designers love a Great Deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with soul. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the standard style of the architectural components while still feeling nostalgic in white and black. By comparison, the snowy linen slip-covered sofa feels 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 in a 2LG Studio-designed living area is as beautiful as it gets. We love the way the inky black painted fireplace speaks about the moody framed artwork, both of which contrast with the candy background as well as sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.