If it comes to creating a statement from the living room, background is your very best friend. Nothing sets the scene like a daring and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether you want to get inspired by a soothing and subtle 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 that doesn't drown out other statements throughout a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room 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 actual books. But a fun metafictional background such as this in a study will enhance the subject with a sense of humor and style, as from 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) behind it in this Miles Redd-designed home. |} The comparison doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture outside layout convention by incorporating contrasting stone tones and mixing contemporary furniture fashions with antique pieces. seat is from Ikea! |} Evidence even the best designers love a Great Deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with spirit. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the standard style of the Victorian architectural components while still feeling edgy in white and black. In contrast, the snowy linen slip-covered sofa 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 to the Art Deco-inspired pattern, this background in a 2LG Studio-designed living room is as lovely as it gets. We love the way the inky black painted fireplace speaks about the darkened framed art, both of which contrast with the sweet background as well as sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.