The Dark Side: Beautiful Black Furniture & Accessories

The Dark Side: Beautiful Black Furniture & Accessories

Eleanor Büsing
Jun 22, 2012

Just a few days ago, I was having a conversation with some co-workers about all the great black upholstery fabrics in the new collections. For the past few years, it's been difficult to find top-quality interior fabrics in that really black black. But it seems that black is having a moment, in upholstery, hard finishes and furniture alike.

Black in the home isn't for everyone, but it's a look I've always loved. These days we often see black in a minimal, Scandinavian style, but it can also be traditional and dramatic.

The spaces above use black in varying degrees, from major pieces of furniture to smaller accent pieces, lighting and accessories. In most of the examples, it's obvious that black works best alongside a hefty dose of white, natural light, and often pops of bright color as well. A great look if you've got the right space, but perhaps not the best idea for a North-facing rooms or low light situations. It's also worth noting that black shows dust and dirt as clearly as white does, so regular dusting and vacuuming is essential for maintaining its crisp look.

Over to you- how do you feel about black furniture in the home? Best used in small doses, or are you into all-out dark?

Black in the Living Room
1. Per Gunnarsson for Skona Hem via From Scandinavia with Love
2. Blackbird
3. Home to Decor
4. Lonny Magazine
5. Cheers to the Good Life

Black in the Kitchen/Dining Room
6. Freshome
7. French by Design
8. seventy tree
9. I Heart Shabby Chic
10. 1 Kind Design

Black in the Bedroom
11. I Heart Shabby Chic
12. The Style Files
13. La Maison D'Anna G
14. Traditional Home
15. Apartment Therapy

(Images: as credited/linked above)

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