If it comes to making a statement in the living space, background is the best friend. Nothing sets the scene like a bold and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether or not you would like to get inspired 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 perfect background for extra texture that does not drown out other statements during a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living area to life using 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 actual books. But a fun metafictional background such as this at a research will improve the subject with a sense of humor and style, as in the sitting area made by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Modern Meets Traditional
This modern self portrait by Chuck Close is a bold contrast with the chinoiserie background (Iksel's Eastern Eden) supporting it in this Miles Redd-designed home. |} The comparison does not stop there: Redd continued to venture outside layout convention by incorporating contrasting stone 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 best designers love a good deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with soul. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the standard style of the architectural elements while still feeling edgy in white and black. In contrast, the snowy linen slip-covered couch feels much more casual and while the ceramic decor adds some intrigue with geometric shapes.
Art Deco-Inspired Pastels
From the dreamy pastel pinks and purples into the Art Deco-inspired pattern, 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 candy background as well as sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.