If it comes to making a statement in the living room, background is the very best buddy. Nothing sets the scene like a bold and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed background. Whether you would like to get inspired by a soothing and subtle grasscloth or a splashy and whimsical mural, these living area background ideas will do just fine.
A Textured Neutral
Grasscloth is the perfect background for added texture which does not drown out other statements during a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living area 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 in a study will improve the subject with a sense of humor and fashion, as in the sitting area 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) behind it in this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The comparison does not stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond design convention by incorporating contrasting stone tones and mixing contemporary furniture styles with antique pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Evidence even the best designers love a Great Deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with spirit. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional type of the Victorian architectural elements while still feeling edgy in black and white. By comparison, the snowy linen slip-covered couch feels 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 pattern, this background in a 2LG Studio-designed living area is as lovely as it gets. We love how 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.