When it comes to creating a statement in the living room, background is the best buddy. Nothing sets the scene like a daring and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether or not you want to get inspired by a subtle and soothing grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living room background notions will do just fine.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the perfect background for extra texture which does not drown out other statements throughout a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life using luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and colorful upholstery.
Who needs books when you can have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent , we certainly prefer real books. But a fun metafictional background like this in a study will enhance the theme with a sense of humor and style, as in 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) supporting it within this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The comparison does not stop there: Redd continued to venture outside layout convention by integrating contrasting jewel tones and mixing modern furniture styles with classic pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Evidence 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 components while still feeling edgy in white and black. By comparison, the snowy 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 into the Art Deco-inspired routine, this background in a 2LG Studio-designed living room is as beautiful as it gets. We love how the inky black painted fireplace speaks to the darkened framed art, both of which contrast with the candy background as well as sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.