When it comes to making a statement in the living space, background is the very best buddy. Nothing sets the scene like a daring and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether you would like to get motivated by a subtle and soothing grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living area background notions will do just fine.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the best background for extra texture which does not stand out additional statements throughout a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living area to life with luxe throw pillows, bold designs, and colorful upholstery.
could have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we definitely 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 in the sitting area made by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Modern Meets Traditional
contemporary self portrait by Chuck Close is a bold contrast with the 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 integrating contrasting stone tones and mixing modern 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 with spirit. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional style of the architectural elements while still feeling edgy in black and white. In contrast, the white linen slip-covered sofa feels much more casual and while the ceramic decoration adds some intrigue with geometric shapes.
Art Deco-Inspired Pastels
In the dreamy pastel pinks and purples to the Art Deco-inspired routine, this background at a 2LG Studio-designed living area is as lovely as it gets. We love the way the inky black painted fireplace speaks to the darkened framed art, both of which contrast with the sweet background as well as sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.