When it comes to making a statement in the living space, background is your best buddy. Nothing sets the scene like a daring and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed background. Whether you want to get motivated by a soothing and subtle grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living area background ideas will do the trick.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the best background for added texture that doesn't stand out additional statements throughout a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living area to life with luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and colorful upholstery.
could have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we certainly prefer actual 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 area 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) behind it in this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The contrast doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond layout convention by incorporating contrasting stone tones and mixing modern furniture styles with classic pieces. seat is from Ikea! |} Evidence even the best designers love a Great Deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with soul. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the standard type of the architectural components while still feeling nostalgic in black and white. By comparison, 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
In the dreamy pastel pinks and purples into the Art Deco-inspired pattern, this background in a 2LG Studio-designed living area is as beautiful as it gets. We love the way the inky black painted fireplace speaks about the moody framed artwork, both of which contrast with the candy background as well as sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.