When it comes to creating a statement in the living space, background is the best friend. Nothing sets the scene like a daring and graphic or vibrant and pattern-packed background. Whether or not you want to get motivated by a subtle and soothing grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living room background notions will do just fine.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the best background for extra texture that does not drown out other statements during a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life using luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and vibrant upholstery.
Who needs books when you can have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we definitely prefer actual books. However, a fun metafictional background like this at a study will enhance the theme with a sense of humor and fashion, as in 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 home. |} The contrast does not stop there: Redd continued to venture outside layout convention by incorporating contrasting jewel tones and mixing contemporary 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 good deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with spirit. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the standard type of the Victorian architectural elements while still feeling nostalgic in white and black. In contrast, the white linen slip-covered couch feels 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 at a 2LG Studio-designed living room is as lovely as it gets. We love the way the inky black painted fireplace speaks to the darkened framed art, each of which contrast with the sweet background as well as sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.