When it comes to creating a statement from the living room, 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 motivated by a soothing and subtle grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living room background ideas will do the trick.
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 using luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and vibrant upholstery.
Who needs books when you can have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent , we definitely prefer real books. But a fun metafictional background such as this at a study will enhance the subject with a sense of humor and fashion, as from the sitting room designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Modern Meets Traditional
This modern self portrait by Chuck Close is a bold contrast with the chinoiserie background (Iksel's Eastern Eden) behind it in this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The contrast does not stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond design convention by incorporating contrasting stone tones and mixing contemporary furniture fashions with antique pieces. seat is from Ikea! |} Evidence even the best designers love a Great Deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with spirit. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional style of the Victorian architectural elements while still feeling nostalgic in black and white. By comparison, the white linen slip-covered couch feels more casual and while the porcelain decoration 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 the way 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.