Contemporary Interiors 7 – The Best Of Black
- Highlighting Small Spaces - There is always a plus and a negative to using black in smaller rooms or entry halls. If you have a good light source though, black does a great job of highlighting the details that are otherwise overthrown with lighter colours. The look is very sleek and smooth - which can give the impression of more space as lines and borders don't grab attention. If you are not convinced - use gloss or lacquered black to reflect light.
- Take It To The Floor - Darker floors are more dramatic than light woods or tiles, acting as a statement in their own right. You can give existing wood floorboards a black stain or ink - with cherry wood carrying this transformation off perfectly. Black granite is also impressive for kitchens and bathrooms. Black and white chequered flooring is a classic flooring option that works really well in bathrooms or entrance halls for a sophisticated look.
- Black For Furniture - Try a few statement pieces in black such as a wrought iron bed or a black leather sofa. Black dining furniture is formal and sophisticated. For those of you who like to use furniture as accents, such as a traditional chair in a contemporary space - black can make this work even better. It will frame the piece and give more options for colour and pattern on upholstered fabrics.
- Experiment With Textiles - Black can be brought in to the home easier when you use it in fabrics such as ready made curtains or black and white bedding sets or a plain black duvet cover. You will get the look and feel of black without having a irreversible solution. Experimenting with textiles is the best way to discover if black is right for you and if so - how much are you willing to use?