When it comes to making a statement from the living room, background is the very best buddy. Nothing sets the scene like a bold and graphic or vibrant and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether or not you would like to get inspired by a soothing and subtle grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living area background notions will do the trick.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the best background for added texture which does not drown out other statements throughout a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living area to life with luxe throw pillows, bold designs, and vibrant upholstery.
Who needs books when you can have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we definitely prefer real books. However, a fun metafictional background such as this at a study will enhance the theme with a sense of humor and style, as from the sitting area made by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Modern Meets Traditional
contemporary self portrait by Chuck Close is a bold contrast with an chinoiserie background (Iksel's Eastern Eden) supporting it in this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The contrast does not stop there: Redd continued to venture outside layout convention by integrating contrasting jewel tones and mixing contemporary furniture fashions with antique pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Proof even the top designers love a good deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with spirit. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the standard type of the architectural elements while still feeling edgy in white and black. By comparison, 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 to the Art Deco-inspired routine, this background at a 2LG Studio-designed living area is as lovely as it gets. We love how the inky black painted fireplace speaks to the darkened framed art, each of which contrast with the candy background and even sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.