If it comes to creating a statement from the living space, background is the very best friend. Nothing sets the scene quite like a daring and graphic or vibrant and pattern-packed background. Whether you would like to get inspired by a subtle and soothing grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living area background notions will do the trick.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the best background for extra texture that doesn't stand out additional statements throughout a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living area to life with luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, 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 such as this in a research will improve the subject with a sense of humor and style, as from the sitting area 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) behind it in this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The comparison doesn't 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 top designers love a good 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 Victorian architectural elements while still feeling edgy in white and black. By comparison, the white linen slip-covered sofa feels much more casual and while 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 pattern, this background in a 2LG Studio-designed living area 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 and even sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.