When it comes to creating a statement in the living space, background is your best friend. Nothing sets the scene quite like a daring and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether you want to get inspired 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 perfect background for added texture that does not stand out additional statements during a space. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life with luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and colorful upholstery.
Who needs books when you can have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent , we definitely prefer actual books. But a fun metafictional background such as this at a study will enhance the theme with a sense of humor and style, as in the sitting room designed 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 within this Miles Redd-designed home. |} The contrast does not stop there: Redd continued to venture outside layout convention by incorporating contrasting jewel tones and mixing modern furniture styles with antique pieces. seat is from Ikea! |} Proof even the best designers love a Great Deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with spirit. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the standard style of the architectural components while still feeling edgy in white and black. In contrast, 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 to the Art Deco-inspired routine, this background at 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, both of which contrast with the sweet background and even sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.