If it comes to making a statement from the living room, background is your very best buddy. Nothing sets the scene like a bold and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed background. Whether or not you want to get motivated by a soothing and subtle grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living area background notions will do just fine.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the perfect background for added texture which doesn't drown out other statements during a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living area to life with luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and colorful upholstery.
could 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 fashion, as from the sitting area 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 doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond layout 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 best 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 standard type of the architectural elements while still feeling nostalgic in black and white. By comparison, the snowy linen slip-covered sofa feels much more casual and whether 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 area is as lovely as it gets. We love how the inky black painted fireplace speaks to the moody framed artwork, each of which contrast with the candy background and even sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.