How to Decorate With Black

black bedroom
Photo from Apartment Therapy
I love a fresh and airy white room as much as the next gal, but black done right can add as much of a clean, fresh feel to a room as white -- along with a little chic magic and classic sophistication. Remember this pretty black dining room?

Don't get me wrong. I'm fully aware how brave one must be to add black to her home decor. Are you brave enough? Check it out.


Black on the Walls:

Check out this fresh black wall, seen in the breakfast nook of Victoria's (sfgirlbybay) new apartment. She used two coats of black chalkboard paint. Oooooh.

black wall
Photo from sfgirlbybay
Another black wall with white trim, as seen on Real Living. But mostly, I'm in love with that black and white butterfly bedspread. A great choice if want to ground the room with some black but can't commit to black paint.

black butterfly bedding
Photo from Real Living
Black Beneath the Chair Rail, Black Floors

This bathroom makeover by Kim of desire to inspire is gorgeous. She used leftover paint on the wall up to the added white chair rail molding. Plus, she bought black peel 'n' stick linoleum tiles to complete the look.

black bathroom
Photo from desire to inspire
Black Doors

Can't commit to black walls or black floors? How about lovely high-gloss black painted doors, like these seen on Apartment Therapy? Pretty and sleek.

black doors
Photo from Apartment Therapy
Next Best Thing: Dark Gray

These dark gray cabinets from {BLACK. WHITE. YELLOW} come off just as swell as black.

Photo from {BLACK. WHITE. YELLOW.}
How do you use black in your home decor? Or do you avoid black at all costs?

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