When it comes to making a statement in the living room, background is the very best friend. Nothing sets the scene quite like a bold and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed background. Whether or not you want to get inspired by a subtle and soothing 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 that does not drown out other statements throughout a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life using luxe throw pillows, bold designs, and colorful upholstery.
could have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we definitely prefer real books. However, a fun metafictional background such as this in a study will enhance the theme with a sense of humor and fashion, as in the sitting room made by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Modern Meets Traditional
This modern self portrait by Chuck Close is a bold contrast with an chinoiserie background (Iksel's Eastern Eden) supporting it within this Miles Redd-designed home. |} The comparison does not stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond layout convention by integrating contrasting jewel tones and mixing contemporary furniture fashions with antique pieces. seat is from Ikea! |} Proof even the best designers love a Great Deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with spirit. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the standard style of the Victorian architectural components while still feeling nostalgic in white and black. 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 to the Art Deco-inspired routine, 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 candy background as well as sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.