If it comes to creating a statement from the living room, wallpaper is your 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 area wallpaper ideas will do the trick.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the perfect wallpaper for added texture that doesn't stand out additional statements throughout a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living area to life using luxe throw pillows, bold designs, and colorful upholstery.
could have book-printed wallpaper? |} One hundred percent kidding, we certainly prefer real books. But a fun metafictional wallpaper such as this in a study will enhance the subject with a sense of humor and fashion, as from the sitting area designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Modern Meets Traditional
This modern self portrait by Chuck Close is a bold contrast with an chinoiserie wallpaper (Iksel's Eastern Eden) behind it in this Miles Redd-designed home. |} The contrast doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond layout convention by integrating contrasting stone tones and mixing contemporary furniture styles with antique pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Proof even the top designers love a good deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with spirit. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional style of the architectural components while still feeling edgy in white and black. By comparison, the white linen slip-covered couch feels more casual and while the ceramic 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 wallpaper in a 2LG Studio-designed living area 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 wallpaper as well as sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.