Do you think that black is sad and that it does not belong in a house with a happy family life? Yet there is not only whiteness and light wood Scandinavian fashion in life! As long as you know how to tame it, black can, on the contrary, give a lot of personality to your interior and create a cozy cocoon far from being austere. Follow our advice to adopt without fear.
Black, symbol of elegance
Black is above all a deep color that brings nobility to an interior. Used on a large surface as a whole wall, it is an ideal neutral background for highlighting beautiful pieces such as a painting, a photo or a work of art. On the floor, on a tinted parquet or a dark resin, it will bring out a beautiful carpet or a coffee table with beautiful lines.
In smaller keys, black can highlight details of the living room.Perfect for accenting a basement, chimney or door frames, it can also delineate a recess or space with the precise function, desk or reading corner.
Do not be intimidated by his strong personality! Black is more versatile than it seems and combines with other dark shades such as burgundy or gray with beige, white or muted tints such as mole or duck blue. It combines perfectly with noble materials: leather, lacquer, velvet and woolen, and comes from matt to glossy, from plain to printed, for an interior full of character.
Black is perfect in an industrial decor or retro
Do you like industrial style loft or factory reconverted? Black is your ally! Whether to emphasize the locksmithing of a glass roof or to enhance an old damaged or stained floor, it will blend perfectly with a decor of raw materials of concrete, metal or wood.Bricks painted in black are also a solution to consider, they have no equal to warm a room very open or industrial space a little cold.
You are a fan of vintage decor and spend a lot of time gathering old furniture and objects? A touch of black in the living room will bring a beautiful unity to a deco and will bring a touch of modernity to rustic furniture. You are rather followers of the Art Deco style? Here too, the dark shades are a marvel: with touches of gold and delicate prints of ferns, palms or geometric patterns, atmosphere at the “Gatsby the magnificent” guarantee!
Think black to warm up your home
Dark colors have a reputation for visually shrinking the living room, but sometimes it’s a benefit.Who does not prefer a nice cozy lounge where you feel good in a big naked and soulless space? The black will make warmer a room too large or simply furnished.
Dark curtains soften a light a little raw and isolate you from the cold while black paint will delineate a corner or a library. In beautiful soft materials, velvet or fake fur cushions, woolen blankets or Berber rugs, black will create a comforting confined atmosphere that is conducive to rest.
Feel free to invest in a beautiful Chesterfield armchair or dark leather sofa, it will bring a lot of character to your living room. Feel free to break the austerity of this strong color with enveloping shades such as beige, taupe or bottle green, or to add patterns with small touches. You will curl up with pleasure in this very personal and welcoming cocoon.
Practical tips for using decorating black in the living room
If you want to paint a wall enter in black, preferably avoid that of windows, it could darken the room considerably. Choose a soft, subdued light or indirect lighting to accentuate the cozy side of the living room.A ceiling lamp, neon lights or spots could indeed black harden the angles and the general atmosphere in the room.
Finally, think about exploring the different variations of black, the various materials and textures: matte, gloss or satin, striated, striped, tonal or moire print … the possibilities and the combinations have infinite!