When it comes to making a statement in the living space, background 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 would like 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 perfect background for extra texture which does not stand out additional statements during a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life with luxe throw pillows, bold designs, and colorful upholstery.
could have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we certainly prefer real books. But a fun metafictional background such as this at a research will enhance the theme with a sense of humor and fashion, as in the sitting room 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 layout convention by incorporating contrasting jewel tones and mixing contemporary furniture styles with classic pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Proof even the top designers love a good deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with soul. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the standard style of the architectural elements while still feeling nostalgic in white and black. By comparison, the snowy 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 to the Art Deco-inspired pattern, this background at a 2LG Studio-designed living room is as beautiful as it gets. We love how the inky black painted fireplace speaks about the moody framed artwork, each of which contrast with the candy background and even sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.