Even if you weren’t part of the broody crowd in your younger days, the allure of dark and decadent home décor is a trend that transcends the black-lipsticked set. Explore our favorite ways to add some mystique to your space.
Mood(y) Black Lighting
Even the darkest spaces need a little brightness sometimes. It may seem counterintuitive, but look to your lighting as a way to incorporate a touch of black. Bold black lighting fixtures catch the eye while complementing a variety of styles.
Dramatic chandeliers and gauzy shades bring a romantic touch to the bedroom or dining room, while industrial looks add rugged appeal to any space. Swap the glam metallic finishes of mid-century designs for deep black as an unexpected twist.
Black fixtures can easily blend in to your space, so look for unique features and designs such as exposed bulbs, crystal accents, and organic-inspired shapes to help these pieces stand out from the standard lighting crowd.
Bold Black Wallpaper
A mix of dimensional shades of black and pewter elevates normal wallpaper from dowdy to chic. Choose subtle, classic patterns for a refined feel, or try traditional and intricate prints such as damask to amp up the elegance.
For just a touch of darkness without overwhelming your space, start with a black accent wall and look for removable wallpaper if you’re not quite ready to commit. Once you fall in love with this chic look, you can always add more.
If you’re ready to go all-in on this dramatic trend, black bathrooms and black walls in the bedroom are an on-trend way to make a gorgeous statement.
Enticing Black Décor
A little mystery here, a little curiosity there – black décor incorporates easily with pieces you already have in your space.
Contain mood-setting candles in style with lanterns and holders, create a gallery wall with a bold black mirror and mysterious wall art, or add a touch of darkness through textiles with pillows, window treatments, and rugs.
Look to similar silhouettes and features you already have in your space to select black items that suit your current décor. Go modern and minimalist with simple angular or geometric shapes and smooth finishes or go opulent with intricate features such as scroll details and tufting for a nod to Victorian design.
Chic Black Furniture
Complement black room décor with luxe furniture pieces in classic silhouettes and touchable materials. Go tried-and-true with black velvet sofas and chairs, or put a twist on staple pieces with unexpected materials and unique details such as tufting or nailhead trim.
Black furniture provides a rich, neutral base for a wide range of accent colors. Add jewel tones for an enchanting vibe or soft pastels for a modern look.
Whether you want just a whisper of black, or a statement-making look, this moody hue is ready to go to work in every room and with every style. Find your favorite pieces, and embrace the dark side.