When it comes to creating a statement from 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 soothing and subtle grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living room background ideas will do the trick.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the best background for extra texture that does not drown out other statements during a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life using luxe throw pillows, bold designs, and colorful upholstery.
Who needs books when you can have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we certainly prefer actual books. But a fun metafictional background such as this at 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
This modern self portrait by Chuck Close is a bold contrast with an chinoiserie background (Iksel's Eastern Eden) behind it in this Miles Redd-designed home. |} The comparison does not stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond design convention by integrating contrasting stone tones and mixing modern furniture fashions with classic pieces. seat 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 spirit. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the standard type of the architectural elements while still feeling edgy in black and white. In contrast, the white linen slip-covered sofa feels more casual and while the porcelain decoration adds some intrigue with geometric shapes.
Art Deco-Inspired Pastels
In the dreamy pastel pinks and purples into the Art Deco-inspired routine, this background at a 2LG Studio-designed living room is as lovely as it gets. We love the way the inky black painted fireplace speaks to the darkened framed art, each of which contrast with the candy background and even sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.