Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

February 16, 2017

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When it comes to decorating, many people opt for more neutral colors to give their space more light. They think dark colors will make a space look smaller, they’ll lose light, or it will create negative space. Don’t believe the myths surrounded around dark color decor.

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They say if you want to use dark colors, it’s best to do it in a bigger space with tall ceilings. However, I think you can create an ambient style with dark colors in any room.

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Decorating with black helps you create an elegant and sophisticated space. It gives your decor prominence while being intimate and romantic. It’s great for both contemporary and classic spaces.

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It it feels overwhelming to you, add curtains, furniture in white or neutral and lighter accents to complement the darker walls. 

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Painting one wall dark is a great alternative. It’s important to choose the wall that has the most natural light.

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Leave the remaining walls neutral so it captures the optimum amount of light.

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If you aren’t ready to fully embrace dark walls, consider trying black doors, window frames or furniture. This way you won’t give up the elegant style and your house will look fabulous.


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