If it comes to creating a statement in the living space, background is the very best buddy. Nothing sets the scene quite like a daring and graphic or vibrant and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether you want to get inspired 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 does not stand out additional statements during a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life using 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 improve the theme with a sense of humor and fashion, as in the sitting room designed 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) supporting it in this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The contrast does not stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond design convention by integrating contrasting stone tones and mixing contemporary furniture fashions with antique pieces. seat is from Ikea! |} Evidence even the best designers love a Great Deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with soul. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional style of the architectural elements while still feeling nostalgic in white and black. By comparison, the white linen slip-covered couch feels more casual and while the ceramic decor adds some intrigue with geometric shapes.
Art Deco-Inspired Pastels
In 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 to the moody framed artwork, each of which contrast with the sweet background as well as sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.