When it comes to creating a statement from the living room, background is your very best buddy. Nothing sets the scene quite like a daring and graphic or colorful 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 best background for extra texture that does not stand out additional statements throughout a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life using luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and colorful upholstery.
Who needs books when you can have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent , we definitely prefer actual books. However, a fun metafictional background like this in a study will enhance the theme with a sense of humor and style, as from the sitting room made 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 house. |} The comparison does not stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond layout convention by incorporating contrasting stone tones and mixing contemporary furniture fashions with antique pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Proof even the best designers love a Great Deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with soul. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional type of the architectural components while still feeling nostalgic in black and white. By comparison, the snowy linen slip-covered couch feels much more casual and while the porcelain decor adds some intrigue with geometric shapes.
Art Deco-Inspired Pastels
From the dreamy pastel pinks and purples into the Art Deco-inspired pattern, this background in a 2LG Studio-designed living room is as beautiful as it gets. We love the way the inky black painted fireplace speaks about the darkened framed art, each of which contrast with the sweet background and even sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.