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Tie Your Space Together
Tie Your Space Together
If you think black bedroom decor is all about teenage Goth angst, think again. Black has always been considered an elegant color (think black tie and little black dress) and it's never been more popular in decorating. Today's interior designers use black in doses both large and small to add drama to bedrooms, where the dark color adds undiluted glamour. Our black bedroom decor ideas will give your sleeping space a chic and timeless update that withstands the test of time.
Want to try out black but aren't ready to commit on a large scale? Choose one or two focal points, such as this sliding barn door and cage light fixture, to add some black magic to an otherwise light and bright room. The sharp contrast between the creamy shades and matte black creates design tension and highlights unique room features. Use a rug that has a rich pattern with just a hint of black to meld the colors.
If your bedroom doesn't have a large focal point you want to feature in black, opt for smaller touches throughout the space. In this airy room, black shows up in several iterations, including a black lamp and a bold, linear pattern on a pale rug. Wrought iron curtain rods become design features when they pop against white walls and curtains.
Use a simple metal bed frame painted jet black to frame simple, classic bedding. Balancing black can be difficult, but spreading it evenly throughout the room at various heights makes it easy. Here, the bed frame's color is repeated in the simple line art and black pillows. Small details can have a big impact, such as the black metal legs and hardware on the wood side table.
Decorating with black and grey can lead to a flat look unless you turn up the dial on texture. In this black and cream bedroom, the black, grey, and cream colors have much more impact because of contrasting textures. Nubby knits, velvets, cottons, and a deep-pile rug all invite touch and add visual interest that doesn't require color.
Black with just a touch of blue, as in this boldly patterned bedspread, allows you to add black that isn't stark or gloomy. Pair it with a rug that features another off-black shade such as the charcoal pattern in this rug. It will read like two different colors but coordinate harmoniously. Against smoky blue walls, the different shades of black create movement through contrasting shapes. The pattern in this rug echoes the lines on the wall to tie it all together.
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An imposing, four-poster bed may be the only element you need to transform your bedroom. The intersecting lines and large scale of a bed have greater impact when painted black. The clean lines keep the focus on the color. To avoid upstaging the bed, tone down most other elements in the room by relying on a range of neutral beiges and greys. Black table lamps keep the bed from seeming disconnected from the rest of the space.
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Rather than decorating an entire bedroom in black, use unique fabrics and textures to repeat the color throughout the room. In this cream and black bedroom, the wall is the largest single black element in this room. The raised stripes on the wall are repeated in the bedding's ebony stripes on cream. Highly textured, crocheted pillows repeat the juxtaposition of black and cream, which is carried over into the rug. Bamboo blinds reinforce the importance of lines to tie it all together.
Overcoming the fear of using black in your home is the first step toward creating a personal space that's dramatic and dynamic. Our black bedroom decor ideas are a great jumping-off point for revamping your room in an unexpected but fresh way. Using this intense color in the right amount with other colors will breathe new life into your bedroom with classic style.
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