If it comes to making a statement in the living space, background is the best friend. Nothing sets the scene like a bold and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed background. Whether or not you would like to get inspired 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 doesn't 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 certainly prefer actual books. But a fun metafictional background like this at a research will enhance the theme with a sense of humor and style, as in the sitting room designed 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 within this Miles Redd-designed home. |} The contrast doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture outside design convention by incorporating contrasting stone tones and mixing contemporary furniture styles 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 with soul. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional style of the architectural elements while still feeling nostalgic in white and black. In contrast, the white linen slip-covered couch feels more casual and whether the ceramic 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 the way the inky black painted fireplace speaks to the moody framed artwork, both of which contrast with the candy background as well as sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.