If it comes to making a statement in the living room, background is your best friend. Nothing sets the scene like a daring and graphic or colorful 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 area background ideas will do just fine.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the best background for added texture which doesn't drown out other statements throughout a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living area to life with luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and colorful upholstery.
Who needs books when you can have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we certainly prefer real books. But a fun metafictional background like this in a study will improve the theme with a sense of humor and fashion, as in the sitting area designed 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 contrast doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond design convention by incorporating contrasting stone 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 top designers love a Great Deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with spirit. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional style of the Victorian architectural components while still feeling edgy in white and black. By comparison, the white linen slip-covered sofa feels more casual and whether the porcelain decor 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 in a 2LG Studio-designed living area 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 sweet background and even sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.