If it comes to making a statement in the living space, background is the very best buddy. Nothing sets the scene quite like a daring and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether or not you want to get motivated by a subtle and soothing grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living room background ideas will do just fine.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the best background for added texture that does not drown out other statements throughout a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room 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 definitely prefer actual books. But a fun metafictional background like this at a study will enhance the subject with a sense of humor and fashion, 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) behind it within this Miles Redd-designed home. |} The contrast does not stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond layout convention by incorporating contrasting stone tones and mixing modern furniture fashions with classic pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Proof even the best designers love a good deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with soul. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional style of the architectural components while still feeling edgy in white and black. By comparison, the white linen slip-covered couch feels much more casual and while the ceramic decor adds some intrigue with geometric shapes.
Art Deco-Inspired Pastels
In the dreamy pastel pinks and purples into the Art Deco-inspired routine, 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 moody framed artwork, both of which contrast with the candy background as well as sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.