Black is all about attitude, being bold, taking risks, and not caring about what people think (as long as you make it look cool).
I recently moved into my own place. For the first time ever, I get to decide how to decorate the space I live in. Before that, I only had partial control over my bedroom (I wasn’t allowed to paint it), so I didn’t do much to it, and by keeping it as minimal as possible I ended up with a room I loved. It had a completely black closet and I almost unconsciously matched the rest of the furniture with it: black bed, black sheets, black bookshelf, black night tables. I have to admit that I’ve always loved the color, particularly for clothes, but I had no idea that it would be perfect for decor too. Now, with full control of my space, I’m so excited about decorating my home and taking the black theme even further. If you'd like to do the same, these pictures will show you that you don’t have to be a professional designer to make your house or apartment look like the coolest place ever, because the color does all the work for you.
The best thing about black is that it has personality. You don’t even have to try too hard, because the color alone will make your place look interesting. But maybe you still want to express your own personality through your decoration. Do you love photography? Are you a classic film buff? Combine your black decoration with your favorite black and white posters or photographs.
What do you think about when you think about black? If the answer is Halloween, goths, or death, you got it all wrong. Black is all about attitude, being bold, taking risks, and not caring about what people think (as long as you make it look cool). This could all be your home’s vibe.
Forget about cliché, macabre stuff: black is associated with power and impetus. If you decide to paint your walls black, you’ll feel invigorated each morning day you wake up and remember how awesome your place looks. When you have people over, they’ll be intimidated at first, but two seconds later they’ll be asking you where you bought the paint.
There's nothing bleak about black. On the contrary, black makes other colors pop and look even brighter. A black bookshelf full of contrasting colorful books will look great in your living room. If you want to bring attention to a specific object, piece or artwork, black will help you, by framing it in an appealing way.
You can go all the way and do black on top of black, or you can try a classic combination of black and white, or a cozier look with black and gray. Don’t worry about all the black furniture making your place look too dark. You can play with the lighting and enjoy the depth it brings to your place.
Another great thing about this type of decoration is the fact that your place will look sophisticated and expensive without none of the exaggerated expenses. Black is always a classic. That’s why “the new black” is, well, black. It’s sleek. It’s dramatic. It’s elegant with no need of any kind of luxury.
Just by looking at these pictures, you’ll see what I’m talking about. Avoid bland and boring with the color that's always cool.
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