When it comes to making a statement from the living room, background is your very best buddy. Nothing sets the scene quite like a bold and graphic or vibrant and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether you would like 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 extra texture that doesn't stand out additional statements throughout a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life with luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and vibrant upholstery.
could have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we definitely prefer actual books. But a fun metafictional background such as this at a study will enhance the subject with a sense of humor and style, as from the sitting room designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Modern Meets Traditional
This modern 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 layout convention by integrating contrasting stone tones and mixing contemporary furniture fashions with classic pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Evidence even the top designers love a good deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with soul. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the standard style of the architectural elements while still feeling nostalgic in white and black. By comparison, the white linen slip-covered couch 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 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 darkened framed art, both of which contrast with the candy background as well as sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.