When it comes to creating a statement in the living space, background is your very best buddy. Nothing sets the scene quite like a daring and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed background. Whether you want to get motivated by a subtle and soothing grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living room background ideas will do just fine.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the best background for extra texture which doesn't drown out other statements throughout a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life with 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 real books. But a fun metafictional background like this in a research will improve the theme with a sense of humor and style, as in the sitting room 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 home. |} The comparison doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture outside 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! |} Evidence even the best designers love a Great Deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with spirit. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional type of the Victorian architectural elements while still feeling edgy in white and black. By comparison, the snowy linen slip-covered couch feels more casual and while the porcelain decor adds some intrigue with geometric shapes.
Art Deco-Inspired Pastels
In the dreamy pastel pinks and purples into the Art Deco-inspired pattern, this background in a 2LG Studio-designed living room is as lovely as it gets. We love the way the inky black painted fireplace speaks about the darkened framed art, each of which contrast with the sweet background as well as sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.