If it comes to creating a statement in the living space, background is your very best friend. Nothing sets the scene like a daring and graphic or vibrant and pattern-packed background. Whether you would like to get motivated by a subtle and soothing 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 added texture which doesn't drown out other statements during a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life with luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and vibrant upholstery.
could have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we definitely prefer actual books. However, a fun metafictional background such as this at a study will enhance the subject with a sense of humor and style, 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 within this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The comparison doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture outside layout convention by integrating contrasting jewel tones and mixing contemporary furniture styles with antique pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Proof even the top designers love a Great Deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with spirit. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional type of the architectural elements while still feeling nostalgic in black and white. In contrast, the snowy linen slip-covered couch feels much more casual and while the porcelain decor adds some intrigue with geometric shapes.
Art Deco-Inspired Pastels
From 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 darkened framed art, each of which contrast with the sweet background as well as sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.