Tips for Creating Balance and Contrast
Black furniture is becoming increasingly popular in interior design and home decor. I have found that it is easy to incorporate into virtually any design scheme and color combination. Simply put, black furniture is a quick decorating fixes that looks good anywhere. But it is not always so simple to decorate around black furniture in a unique way that also creates balance, get idea about your bit.
Balance the black by using black accents
A room with black furniture and no other black incorporated into the design tends to feel heavy at the bottom. You don’t want to attract all eyes downward; to balance out the bottom heaviness, strategically place a few other black accents around the room. For example, hang a black framed mirror above the black sofa. Or bring it to the ceiling with a black light fixture, such as a chandelier that hangs down.
Create contrast with white furnishings
Furniture that is all one color may seem boring, so create a little contrast by bringing some white into the room. If your end tables and bookcase are painted black, then bring some white in with the furniture or even on the walls. That’s right – white walls will provide the ultimate contrast to your black furniture. Or maybe the trim around your windows and doors is white; then you might want to paint the walls a soft sage. If nothing else, place a couple white ceramic lamps next to your black furniture.
Incorporate other pops of color into decor
A completely black and white room often has no interest and may seem sterile. Bring some color into the room, whether it is just a strategically placed pop of color or perhaps the room is engulfed in various shades of it. There are many ways to bring color into a room: an area rug, paintings, lamps, wall paint, etc. Just be careful not to overwhelm the room with too many different colors. This will distract your visitors’ eyes away from your nice, black furniture.
Are you having a hard time decorating around your black furniture? While black may look good in any home, it isn’t always easy to create a unique, balanced room unless you have a clear vision of what you hope to achieve. Determine your goals for the room with black furniture then create balance and contrast by using black and white in your other furnishings and accessories. Finally, don’t forget to incorporate a little bit of color into your decor.