If it comes to making a statement in the living room, background is the very best buddy. Nothing sets the scene quite like a daring 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 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 during a room. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullardbrought this living room to life using luxe throw pillows, bold patterns, and colorful upholstery.
could have book-printed background? |} One hundred percent kidding, we certainly prefer actual books. But a fun metafictional background like this in 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
This modern self portrait by Chuck Close is a bold contrast with an chinoiserie background (Iksel's Eastern Eden) behind it within this Miles Redd-designed house. |} The comparison does not stop there: Redd continued to venture beyond design convention by integrating 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 best designers love a good deal
flat by Studio Razaviis a lesson in monochromatic decorating together with soul. |} The gorgeous mural wallpaper sticks to the standard type of the Victorian architectural components while still feeling nostalgic in white and black. By comparison, the snowy linen slip-covered couch feels much more casual and whether the ceramic decoration adds some intrigue with geometric shapes.
Art Deco-Inspired Pastels
From the dreamy pastel pinks and purples to the Art Deco-inspired routine, this background in a 2LG Studio-designed living room is as beautiful as it gets. We love the way the inky black painted fireplace speaks about the moody framed artwork, each of which contrast with the candy background as well as sweeter and romantic floral arrangement on the mantel.