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Living Room Decor – A Touch of Black is a Design Necessity

In design, we often hear, “Every room needs just a little black.”

living room decor with a Touch of BlackIn designing a new living room decor, there’s something about adding just one element of black that anchors the room and enhances the other colors. You and your guests may not even notice the touch of black, but it does make a difference.

Does this mean rooms without a black element are not complete?  Not at all. However, black adds impact and drama and mixes well with all colors.  Without being garish or bright, black is strong enough to command – and draw – attention wherever you place it.  It is extremely versatile in its ability to be both refined and elegant and, quite opposite, be casual and raw.

As for that touch, a little black can go a long way in adding drama, sophistication, seriousness or masculinity, and it can be used on anything from accents, furniture, artwork, countertops and fabrics.  Just remember that black is striking and it draws your eye to that element or shape.  And, just like that “little black dress”, it is always classic, versatile and in style.  That’s one of the best things about black; it never goes out of style, even as other colors rise and fall in popularity, so your black accents will probably outlast all your other design elements!

 Black goes well with so many colors, especially cream or any off-white – or even pure, snowy white. It also looks beautiful with bold jewel tones and soft pastels. Today, some people are even decorating with black as the primary color in their design scheme, but be cautious about using too much black – it can be overpowering.

touch of black 1 Ideas for a touch of black include:

  • Frames for paintings, photographs or mirrors
  • Granite or marble countertops in the kitchen or bath
  • Lamps or lampshades
  • Upholstery fabric – in moderation
  • Flooring
  • Lacquer moldings around windows and doors
  • A valance, top treatment or drapery rod
  • Leather-covered walls or wall coverings
  • The inside surfaces of a built-in shelving system
  • Wrought iron for stair railings or bed frames

 Anchor your home decor by adding a splash of black in every room this spring.

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