If it comes to making a statement in the living room, background is your best buddy. Nothing sets the scene like a daring and graphic or vibrant and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether or not you would like to get inspired 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 perfect background for added texture which does not drown out other statements throughout a room. 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 kidding, we certainly prefer actual books. However, a fun metafictional background like this at a research will enhance the subject with a sense of humor and fashion, as in the sitting room designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Modern Meets Traditional
contemporary self portrait by Chuck Close is a bold contrast with the chinoiserie background (Iksel's Eastern Eden) supporting it within this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The comparison does not stop there: Redd continued to venture outside design convention by incorporating contrasting jewel tones and mixing modern furniture fashions with classic pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Evidence even the best designers love a good deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with soul. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional type of the Victorian architectural elements while still feeling nostalgic in black and white. In contrast, the white linen slip-covered sofa feels much more casual and whether the porcelain decor 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 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 moody framed artwork, both of which contrast with the candy background as well as sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.