If it comes to making a statement in the living room, background is your very best friend. Nothing sets the scene like a bold and graphic or vibrant and pattern-packed background. Whether you would like to get motivated 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 during a room. 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 kidding, we definitely prefer real books. But a fun metafictional background like this in a research will enhance the theme 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) supporting it in this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The comparison doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture outside design convention by incorporating contrasting jewel tones and mixing modern 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
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating 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 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 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 sweet background and even sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.