When it comes to creating a statement in the living room, background is your very best friend. Nothing sets the scene like a daring and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed background. Whether you would like to get inspired by a subtle and soothing grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living room background notions will do just fine.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the perfect background for extra texture that does not drown out other statements throughout a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life using luxe throw pillows, bold designs, and colorful 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 like this in a research will enhance the subject with a sense of humor and fashion, as in the sitting room designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Modern Meets Traditional
contemporary self portrait by Chuck Close is a bold contrast with the chinoiserie background (Iksel's Eastern Eden) supporting it within this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The contrast does not stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond design convention by integrating contrasting stone tones and mixing modern furniture fashions with classic pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Evidence even the best designers love a Great Deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with soul. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the standard style of the Victorian architectural elements while still feeling nostalgic in white and black. In contrast, the white linen slip-covered couch feels more casual and whether the ceramic decor 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 how the inky black painted fireplace speaks to the moody framed artwork, each of which contrast with the sweet background as well as sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.