Dark furniture commands attention in a room it creates instant drama and mystique  and little decor is needed around it. 

Similar to the magnetic pull of dark walls, and decor, furniture can add drama to a room and make the residents feel mysterious, sexy and sleek.

A dark piece of furniture can sit all by itself in a room and provide all the drama you need. When paired up with other furniture, area rugs and wall art, your space will instantly feel like you’ve stepped into a new and dramatic world. Consider using lighter textiles around your dark furniture to balance the room. If too many dark items are in a room it will feel heavy and weighted, and residents will feel uneasy in your space.

Dark furniture needs to have sufficient light to soak up its beauty and mystique. If you use dark furniture, use the minimal amount of pieces to serve your function and the space of the room because too many pieces will look over cluttered and uninviting.

Comfort should still be focused on when choosing furniture. The look and appeal of dark furniture is attractive, but how comfortable it looks and feels is crucial. Often times we spend more time making the furniture appeal visually and forget that your comfort should come first. Take your time when choosing furniture to test it out and then choose the dark colours that your love.
Dark doesn’t have to be black. For many homes, black furniture is too severe and is not appealing for them. Consider using dark neutrals such as greys, chocolate browns and blues. If you prefer lighter colours to compensate the dark, add furniture pieces to bring the balance that you desire. Depending on your space, conversation areas can pair dark furniture with light accessories to distinguish between separate areas for visual and conversational ease.

Your home can use dark furniture to add dimension to a space instantly.  Depending on your decorative style, decide how if you want your finishes surrounding your furniture to compliment or contrast your dark furniture.  If you choose similar wall colouring to the furniture, the furniture will seem to disappear, and lighter contrasting walls will make the furniture stand out. Every home and style is different, and you choose what resonates with your style.

Whichever your choice, dark furniture will bring a mysterious ambiance that you didn’t realize was missing.


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