When it comes to making a statement from the living room, background is the best friend. Nothing sets the scene quite like a bold and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed background. Whether you would like to get inspired by a soothing and subtle grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living room background notions will do the trick.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the perfect background for extra texture which doesn't stand out additional statements throughout a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life using luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and colorful upholstery.
could have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we definitely prefer real books. But a fun metafictional background like this at a study will enhance 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 comparison doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond design convention by integrating contrasting jewel 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 Great Deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with soul. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the standard type of the architectural elements while still feeling nostalgic in black and white. In contrast, the snowy linen slip-covered sofa feels much more casual and whether 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 pattern, 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 about the darkened framed art, both of which contrast with the candy background as well as sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.