If it comes to creating a statement from the living room, background is your best buddy. Nothing sets the scene like a bold and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed background. Whether or not you would like to get motivated by a soothing and subtle grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living area background notions will do just fine.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the perfect background for added texture that does not drown out other statements during a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living area 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 definitely prefer real books. However, a fun metafictional background such as this in a study will enhance the theme with a sense of humor and fashion, as from the sitting area made by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Modern Meets Traditional
contemporary self portrait by Chuck Close is a bold contrast with the chinoiserie background (Iksel's Eastern Eden) behind it in this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The contrast does not stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond layout convention by integrating contrasting jewel 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 best designers love a Great Deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with soul. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the standard type of the Victorian architectural elements while still feeling nostalgic in black and white. In contrast, the snowy linen slip-covered couch feels much more casual and whether the porcelain decor adds some intrigue with geometric shapes.
Art Deco-Inspired Pastels
In the dreamy pastel pinks and purples to the Art Deco-inspired routine, this background in a 2LG Studio-designed living area is as beautiful as it gets. We love how the inky black painted fireplace speaks to the darkened framed art, both of which contrast with the candy background and even sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.