When it's dark inside
Cue the drama
When it comes to interior design, I find myself torn between a light and airy coastal feel and all the glamour and drama accompanying the picture-perfect home décor images that fill up my Instagram feed.
If you’re toying with adding some dark drama to your home, here are some styling tips to help you embrace your dark decor desires.
A backdrop that pops
One of the reasons that so many people have joined the “inky revolution” is that a dark backdrop makes everything else in the room to pop. Furniture, accessories, artwork all takes on a different persona when positioned against a dark canvas.
A warm embrace
Darker colours not only help a room to feel warm and cosy but they also hide a multitude of sins from dirty marks to wall imperfections. If the thought of black, navy or dark greens are a bridge too far, embracing a more natural palette is another option such as a warm rust or terracotta.
Small Room Syndrome
If the object of your dark desires is on the smaller side, painting out some of the furniture like book shelves, wardrobes or fire places can also help to make the room feel bigger and less cluttered.
Accessories Add Layers
Houses plants, soft mood lighting and accessories all add layers of depth, texture and interest. A contrasting colour palette is your friend when it comes to accessories. Think complementary colour pops rather than tone on tone to prevent the room feeling flat.
A black canvas
Of course, it wouldn’t be right to end a blog post without talking about wall prints. A dark wall opens the world of possibilities when it comes to your choice of wall art. Black and white photography keeps it stunning and stylish while bold and bright adds character and personality to the room.
Still not convinced about going dark? Try a smart feature wall or some dark art and live with that for a while to see whether you enjoy the feel.
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