When it comes to making a statement in the living space, background is your best buddy. Nothing sets the scene like a daring and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed background. Whether you want 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 best background for extra texture which doesn't drown out other statements during a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life using luxe throw pillows, bold designs, and colorful upholstery.
Who needs books when you can have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent , we certainly prefer real books. But a fun metafictional background such as this in a research will improve the subject with a sense of humor and style, 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) supporting it in this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The comparison doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond design convention by integrating contrasting stone tones and mixing modern furniture fashions with classic pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Proof even the top designers love a good deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with soul. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional style of the Victorian architectural elements while still feeling edgy in white and black. In contrast, 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 into the Art Deco-inspired routine, this background in a 2LG Studio-designed living room is as lovely as it gets. We love the way the inky black painted fireplace speaks to the darkened framed art, both of which contrast with the sweet background as well as sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.