Initially, using black in decor seems like a risky choice. For many people, decorating with this color is synonymous with a gothic and dark environment, but if we pay attention, it is possible to see that black has a high dose of sophistication, sobriety, and elegance that does not appear easily in other tones.
“We should think of black as a blackboard that needs to be drawn”, says interior designer Daiane Antinolfi, “decorative objects, complementary colors, and lighting will be the drawings”.
Check out 25 black rooms below that made use of the tips given above to create harmonious, elegant, fun, and modern environments, using black with common sense and avoiding the feeling of darkness in the room.
Tips to get the right decor for a black bedroom
Care must be taken when decorating a black room, avoiding the feeling of darkness in the environment. In addition, you also need to know which elements can bring the desired personality to the room.
1. Have black as the guiding thread of the project
By defining the presence of black in the environment, it becomes the project’s focus. From this, every detail of the bedroom decoration will be chosen.
“The decision to use black in the decoration should be taken a right at the beginning of the project. In this way, it becomes the guiding thread of the project, and from it, other choices will be made”, points out Ornellas.
2. Evaluate the space footage
Before decorating, you need to know the space well, so continually evaluate the room’s footage. From this, it is possible to define where the black will be present and where each object can be positioned.
“First, we evaluate the size of the room, from that we choose how this black can happen. Whether it will be at the base (wall, floor and ceiling) or in details and furniture”, says Philippe Nunes. Patrícia Pfeil also adds that “when the room is not so big, we opt for black in the woodwork or other elements, avoiding the dark base.”
3. Define the uses of the room
When decorating an environment, we always need to know what its uses and objectives will be, so that we can meet the needs of the space. When this environment is a black and darkroom, this becomes even more important, as care must be taken to meet all needs through decoration.
“It is important to know exactly how to use the room. If it is a study or reading place, I reserve space for this task, where the lighting needs to be greater, and I mix the color palette to lighten that point of the room. If it is an environment only for rest and movies, the dark is freer”, suggests interior designer Daiane Antinolfi.
4. Explore lighting
Lighting is always a very important and decisive factor when decorating an environment and this is amplified when the environment in question is a black room. Lighting needs to be used, it needs to find space and it needs to be present, without going beyond the limits of decoration.
“In a black room, a very audacious lighting project cannot be missing, revealing the interesting points of the environment,” says Daiane Antinolfi.
5. Choose complementary colors
Interior designer Daiane Antinolfi says that there are two basic ways to use colors, regardless of the context: “tone on tone or opposite colors and the choice between one shape or another depends on the style of each client.”
When decorating a black room, we can think of tone on tone and use the palette that goes from black to white, going through various shades of gray. Or we can also simply make a black and white decoration, creating a modern and uncluttered environment.
The other possibility is to choose a color opposite to black to incorporate into the decor. Colors like yellow, red and pink are great options.
6. Metallic colors combined with black bring sophistication
Black can be combined with metallic colors, such as copper and aluminum, without losing harmony and cohesion. These colors have a sophisticated look and help to compose the environment with class and elegance.
7. Decorative objects make the room more modern
In a black room, decorative objects will be responsible for creating the environment in the desired way. Use prominent objects that can compose modern, stripped and elegant spaces.
8. A mix of prints can make the decor more casual without losing elegance
To compose this environment, different prints were combined, creating a harmonic and stripped mix. However, as the objective was to create a sophisticated environment, this was done without losing class and elegance.
9. Mirrors can be used on wardrobe doors
Mirrors help to enlarge the environment and can be applied in different ways in the room. They can appear, for example, on wardrobe doors, as in the room above, giving the impression that the room has been duplicated.
10. A study corner should be close to the window because of the lighting
Whenever a study corner is created in the bedroom, the orientation is that it is positioned close to the windows because of the lighting. This tip is even more important when the room in question is black and often dark.
11. Small plants can also appear in the decoration
You can use small plants to decorate the room, hanging on the wall or in vases, for example. Also, even if black is used on bedroom walls, it can only be a highlight and not the main factor in the environment. White can be used in most decor, bringing lightness to the room.
12. Observe the light points in this room
Most of the decoration in this environment is aimed at dark tones, so the lighting needs to appear and find its space in the room. Lighting points on the ceiling and above the head of the bed were used to make this possible.
13. A balcony can solve lighting problems
Another option to solve lighting problems is the presence of windows or balconies. This room has a large and well-lit balcony that contributes to the lightness of the environment.
14. Filling the decor with white contributes to a lighter room
When the intention is to create a light and serene environment within black, abuse white in the decoration. This color can be present in bedding, curtains and decorative objects such as pictures, lamps and books.
15. Wooden furniture can break black in a positive way
Wood is a good choice to compose black rooms. It can appear on the floor or furniture, for example. This element brings rustic and stripped aspects to the room, in addition to being in harmony with black.
16. The map drawn on this wall was illuminated and became the highlight
This environment has walls, furniture and decor in shades of black. Color is the most important factor of decoration. However, the world map drawn on the wall became the great highlight in the environment.
17. Black can only appear on furniture and decor
Black can appear in specific points of the room while it harmonizes with the other colors and textures present in the room, creating a contemporary and modern environment when decorating with relaxed objects.
18. When all the walls in the room are black, bet on other colors in the decoration
It is possible to bring elements of contrast, even though most of the decoration of the environment is in shades of black. Combine other colors in bedding, wall hanging frames and lampshades, for example.
19. Red and pink are great options for opposing colors to use
Strong colors like pink and red can be used to break up black and white. These colors should be used in accents and decorative objects to create focal points in the room.
20. This room uses tone on tone very well in the decor
The decoration of this room plays with the idea of tone on tone in a light and harmonic way. The color palette uses shades of black, gray and white to create a modern and relaxed atmosphere.
21. The black wall can be made like a chalkboard
Black walls can be painted with enamel paint or covered with contact paper to create a blackboard wall. You can draw with chalk, whatever you want to decorate the environment and make it casual and fun.
22. Black, white and red were harmoniously combined in this room
In the room above, red was used again to break the tone on tone caused by the black and white tones. This color appears on pillows and vases, but can appear on different decorative objects.
23. Colored prints can also appear in the decoration
The bedding used in this room has a colorful and fun print that matches both the black of the bedroom walls and the white of the furniture, without creating an environment with a lot of disconnected information.
24. The presence of wood makes the environment more relaxed
The object of this decoration was to create a modern environment and this was possible thanks to the details. The wooden paintings hanging on the wall brought a rustic and stripped look to the environment.
25. Gray is the accent color of this room
You can use different shades from the black color palette to compose the room. In this environment, the decoration uses shades of gray, combining them with black and white objects.