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While black is a universally chic and versatile colour in the world of fashion, for the longest time it has not been a popular choice for a home’s walls or house décor. Conventionally thought of as too dark, provoking sad moods and even a bad omen in folklore, you won’t find this shade on the walls in most Indian homes.
However, if you’re looking for a rich upgrade within your décor that’s modern and even luxurious, this could be the perfect colour to consider. From a study and living room or even an outdoor patio, black can prove to be a dramatic shade that can transform your home. Lately, we’ve been inspired by images of black-themed bedrooms that have made even the smallest of bedrooms look tasteful and more open. Here are ten tips to help you along the way.
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If simple black walls seem too boring and dull, bring in geometric patterns or texture to create accents or movements on the surface. While textured paint or wallpaper can make any shade on the wall more dynamic, adding mouldings along it’s façade will create more depth in a darker shade such as black.
Insider's Eye: In this black walled bedroom, simple square frames hung above the bed lend a modern and sleek look to the room. Adding clean-lined metallic-trimmed bedside wall lights brings in a warm glow in the bedroom design.
You may want an aesthetic black bedroom but aren’t sure if you can commit to black walls. Or, your living space doesn’t allow for a repaint job right now. Instead, turn to modern black bedroom ideas by painting the headboard of your bed in an ebony hue. Since this takes up a large amount of space across the wall’s breadth, it creates an effect similar to painting the walls black. You could also go a step further and choose accessories and fittings for the rest of the room in stark black.
A monochrome colour palette will always stay chic and timeless. However, to add a modern twist to your black bedroom design, work in a pattern to create a black and white bedroom. We love these bold vertical stripes behind the bed in this room. The same colour palette followed on the furniture and linens adds to the appeal of the muted glamour in this space.
Styling a room can be a tricky. And, if it’s a black modern bedroom, you’ll need the right décor pieces to tie the entire space together. If you’re looking for interesting or well-designed pieces and furnishings for a black bedroom design or inspiration for black bedroom ideas, step in to an AP Homes store in your city. With a curation of products and solutions from a family of brands, AP Homes is your one-stop shop to create a home or space that tells your unique story. Whether you’re looking to quickly spruce up your home with a few décor updates or undertake an entire renovation, AP Homes houses everything from furniture and furnishings to fixtures and home automation solutions.
A simple trick that works in practically every space to make it look bigger? Mirrors! And, if you are planning for a black bedroom design, you will have to incorporate ways to make the room look brighter and more open. Even a narrow mirrored panel on a wall has the power to immediately open up any room. However, if a mirror is not something you envision in your room’s style, try a strip of glossy paint or a veneer on a wall to create a mirrored effect..
When we talk about the colour black, it might seem like one single solid colour. However, there’s a whole spectrum of shades within the colour, which can be paired on different walls within a room to create a modern and luxurious black bedroom. And, you can play around with textures or wall coverings, too, for a more unique aesthetic.
Insider's Tip: Not sure what the right shade of black is for your bedroom? Order a colour catalogue from Asian Paints to physically view a range of shade cards around the light in your room.
Instead of painting an entire wall black, a unique way to create a black room design is to break a wall along it’s height into two shades. This always works as a safer style if you find the idea of painting an entire wall black a little daunting. In this room, by painting the bottom two-thirds of the wall black and the rest white, we not only see a chic and timeless monochrome palette but also the illusion of more openness in the room.
Style Tip: When styling a black-themed bedroom, choose lighter brighter shades for the rest of your décor and accessories to brighten up the room.
With stark black walls in your black room design, you’re probably wondering what kind of bed linens and drapes pair well with it. While solid colours in your favourite hue are the safest option, introducing fabrics in a mix of prints could make the room’s décor even more dynamic.
Expert Eye: Even though this is a black-themed bedroom, it has a cosy English-cottage charm to it. With a bland of floral prints on the drapes, bed linens and even the carpet, we see a warm palette breathing life into the room. A small potted plant by the bedside elevates this style further.
When pairing colours for your bedroom interior design, use an approach similar to how you’d style the clothes in your wardrobe. Since your décor should be an extension of your personal style, work with colours you love and want to be around through the day. Luckily, black is a versatile neutral colour that plays well with other shades. To avoid making a wall in a black bedroom look like a dark abyss, you could add breaks across it’s surface by hanging art, a tall mirror or even indoor plants in front of it.
Style Tip: Art is a clever way of adding colour in any room or controlling it’s aesthetic. You could either bring in a burst of brightness with a colourful artwork or create a monochrome black-and-white bedroom style with a muted piece. To enhance this, choose linens and upholstery in the same hue and shades for your bed and furniture.
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