When it comes to making a statement from the living space, background is the best friend. Nothing sets the scene like a bold and graphic or vibrant and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether or not you want to get inspired by a soothing and subtle grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living room background notions will do the trick.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the perfect background for added texture that doesn't drown out other statements throughout a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life using luxe throw pillows, bold designs, and vibrant upholstery.
could have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent , we certainly prefer real 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
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 doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond layout convention by integrating contrasting jewel tones and mixing contemporary furniture styles with classic pieces. seat is from Ikea! |} Proof even the top designers love a Great Deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with spirit. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the standard style of the Victorian architectural elements while still feeling edgy in black and white. By comparison, the white linen slip-covered couch feels more casual and whether the porcelain decoration 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 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 moody framed artwork, each of which contrast with the candy background and even sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.