When it comes to creating a statement from the living space, background is the very best friend. Nothing sets the scene like a bold 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 room background notions will do just fine.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the best background for extra texture that doesn't drown out other statements during a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life with luxe throw pillows, bold designs, and vibrant upholstery.
could have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we definitely prefer actual books. However, a fun metafictional background like this at a study will enhance the subject with a sense of humor and fashion, as from 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 house. |} The contrast doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond design convention by integrating contrasting stone 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 top designers love a good deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with spirit. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the standard type of the Victorian architectural elements while still feeling edgy in black and white. In contrast, 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 lovely as it gets. We love how 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.