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Decorating with black: 5 ways to use this bold shade in your home


Black is a color loved by many, as it has the ability to flow with many other tones, styles and textures. Whether you’re choosing an outfit for date night with your significant other or picking out a color for your new car at the dealership, black has a way of looking timeless, sleek and put-together.

The same can be said for home design and decor. While it may seem intimidating to decorate your living space with black, there are certain style tricks and adjustments you can try to make this look work without going overboard. With autumn just around the corner, now’s a great time to spruce up your home and make seasonal changes that flow with the fall vibes.

Here are five different ways to use a daring shade like black throughout your home:

1. Paint a black accent wall
Accent walls make an excellent choice for those who want to go big and bold without going too far. Integrating a color like black into your home, specifically as a wall paint color, can work well as an accent to start if you’re looking to add more adventurous shades into your home.


A black ceiling makes a beautiful and unique feature.A black ceiling makes a beautiful and unique feature.

Perhaps a traditional accent wall isn’t your style, but have you considered painting the ceiling black instead? This is a great way to add warmth to the space without causing a major distraction.

2. Invest in black furniture
One of the easiest ways to take advantage of this trending style is by filling your home with black furniture. From the sofa and loveseat to the dining room table and barstools, there are so many different ways to emphasize the sophisticated look and get your guests excited to visit your home.

3. Create a kitchen filled with black
Want to create a dramatic kitchen and step away from traditional stainless steel features? Choose black appliances instead and match the cabinetry too, as suggested by House Beautiful.

4. Try black stained elements
If you have a lot of wooden features in your home, consider refreshing them with a black stain. This can add a more muted and subtle feel as opposed to using paint and can make for a more classic look.


Black wall art and decor can dress up your vertical space effortlessly.Black wall art and decor can dress up your vertical space effortlessly.

5. Create a bold art wall
If painting and investing in new furniture is out of the question, something as simple as designing an accent wall out of stand-out art pieces instead can still turn heads and make an impression. A mix of dark prints and pictures with black picture frames can look breathtaking against a white wall.

Not sure where to get started? Chat with a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors
Black can be a very overwhelming and intimidating color or feature in home design if you’ve traditionally decorated with neutral tones. But just because you’ve never done it before doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the risk! Black is a gorgeous hue that can make a major statement throughout your home, especially if your living space is in dire need of a pick-me-up. If you’re ready to make the change but feel a bit defeated in terms of how to get the ball rolling, call a personal decorating consultant from Decorating Den Interiors.

One of our professional consultants will come to your home with ideas and advice based on their years of experience. During the consultation, you can talk about your personal style and suggestions for decorating with black and ask any questions that may be circulating your mind and keeping you from completing the project on your own. By the end of the initial meeting, you should have a good idea of what your living space will look like after the new design is implemented.

Throughout the project, your decorator will be available to talk and discuss any potential changes you have so you can remain on the same page until the room is complete. The constant communication will give you peace of mind and ensure the room will turn out exactly how you pictured.

Ready to get started? Contact one of our personal decorators today.

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