When it comes to creating a statement in the living space, background is the best buddy. Nothing sets the scene like a daring and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed background. Whether or not you would like to get motivated by a soothing and subtle 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 added texture that doesn't drown out other statements during a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life with luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and colorful upholstery.
Who needs books when you can have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we definitely prefer real books. But a fun metafictional background like this at a study will improve 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 an chinoiserie background (Iksel's Eastern Eden) behind it within this Miles Redd-designed home. |} The comparison doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond layout convention by integrating contrasting jewel tones and mixing contemporary furniture styles with antique pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Evidence even the best designers love a good deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with spirit. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional style of the architectural elements while still feeling edgy in black and white. By comparison, the snowy 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 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 about the darkened framed art, each of which contrast with the sweet background as well as sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.