If it comes to creating a statement from the living room, background is the best friend. Nothing sets the scene quite like a bold and graphic or vibrant and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether you would like to get inspired 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 extra texture which doesn't drown out other statements throughout a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life with luxe throw pillows, bold designs, and vibrant 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 in a study will improve the theme 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 the chinoiserie background (Iksel's Eastern Eden) behind it in this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The contrast doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond layout convention by incorporating contrasting stone tones and mixing modern furniture fashions with classic pieces. seat is from Ikea! |} Evidence even the best designers love a good deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with soul. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional type of the architectural elements while still feeling nostalgic in black and white. By comparison, the white linen slip-covered couch 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 to the Art Deco-inspired pattern, this background in a 2LG Studio-designed living room is as beautiful as it gets. We love how the inky black painted fireplace speaks about the moody framed artwork, each of which contrast with the candy background and even sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.