When it comes to making a statement from the living space, background is the best friend. Nothing sets the scene like a daring and graphic or vibrant and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether you want to get motivated by a subtle and soothing grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living area background ideas will do just fine.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the perfect background for extra texture which does not drown out other statements throughout a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living area to life using luxe throw pillows, bold designs, and vibrant upholstery.
Who needs books when you can have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent , we certainly prefer real books. However, a fun metafictional background 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 background (Iksel's Eastern Eden) supporting it in this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The comparison does not stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond design convention by incorporating contrasting jewel tones and mixing contemporary furniture styles with antique pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Evidence even the top designers love a good deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with soul. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional type of the Victorian architectural elements while still feeling edgy in black and white. By comparison, the snowy linen slip-covered couch feels more casual and whether the ceramic 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 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 intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.