When it comes to making a statement from the living room, background is the very best buddy. Nothing sets the scene like a daring and graphic or colorful and pattern-packed backdrop. Whether you want to get motivated by a subtle and soothing 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 extra texture that doesn't drown out other statements throughout a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living area to life using luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and colorful upholstery.
could have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we certainly prefer real books. However, a fun metafictional background such as this in a study will improve the theme with a sense of humor and fashion, as from 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 within this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The comparison doesn't stop there: Redd continued to venture outside layout convention by incorporating contrasting stone tones and mixing modern furniture styles with classic pieces. Oh--and believe it or not, the lime green chair is from Ikea! |} Proof even the top designers love a good deal
This Parisian apartment by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating with spirit. |} The beautiful mural wallpaper sticks to the traditional style of the architectural components while still feeling edgy in black and white. In contrast, the white linen slip-covered sofa 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 routine, this background in a 2LG Studio-designed living area is as lovely as it gets. We love how the inky black painted fireplace speaks to the darkened framed art, both of which contrast with the candy background as well as sweeter and intimate floral arrangement on the mantel.