Back to black for a stylish and elegant interior
Curate some drama and elegance in your home with the addition of black furniture, writes Philippa Gerrard
Black isn’t to everyone’s taste. For some it can feel a little gothic, overpowering, or even cold. But with the right styling, complementary colour palette and lighting, high-finish black furniture can help to create an elegant, sophisticated interior that combines drama with warmth. Styling black furniture alongside neutral tones and natural materials will give your interiors a softer edge.
This look works particularly well in a living room where you want to create a comfortable and relaxing space.
Go for neutral walls and bold black furnishings, add plants for additional interest and try to pick a room with lots of natural sunlight.
Alternatively, why not add a burst of energy to your interiors, by contrasting black furniture with bright accents of colour?
The trick is not to go too far – you’ll probably still want to opt for a neutral colour on the walls or a bright white ceiling – but go bold with vibrant shades of red, yellow, green or pink in your choice of cushions, upholstery and rugs.
For a truly indulgent, sumptuous look, pair black furniture with other dark hues, such as grey or navy.
This is a bold choice but one that will pay dividends for anyone looking for a sleek, minimalist aesthetic.
Balance out the darkness with injections of white on the flooring and ceiling to soften the look.
Adding reflective accessories such as mirrors and lamps also helps to lift this heavyweight option into the light.
Sika rattan monet wingback chair, £469, cuckooland.com Black wool knit cushion, £14.99, Homesense Viktor three-seat sofa in adwin fabric, £995, Habitat Black and white footstool, £69.99, TK Maxx Metal round hanging lamp with plant pot in gold and black, £95, cultfurniture.com Black fusion 12-piece dinner set, £25, Wilko