If it comes to creating a statement from the living space, background is the very best friend. Nothing sets the scene quite like a daring and graphic or vibrant and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether or not 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 perfect background for added texture which does not drown out other statements throughout a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life with luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and vibrant upholstery.
Who needs books when you can have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent , we certainly prefer actual books. But a fun metafictional background like this in a study will improve the subject with a sense of humor and fashion, as from the sitting room made 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) behind it in this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The contrast does not stop there: Redd continued to venture outside design convention by incorporating contrasting jewel 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 Great Deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with spirit. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional type of the Victorian architectural elements while still feeling edgy in white and black. In contrast, the snowy linen slip-covered couch feels much more casual and whether the porcelain decoration adds some intrigue with geometric shapes.
Art Deco-Inspired Pastels
From the dreamy pastel pinks and purples to the Art Deco-inspired routine, this background in a 2LG Studio-designed living room is as beautiful as it gets. We love the way the inky black painted fireplace speaks to the darkened framed art, both of which contrast with the candy background and even sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.