It’s the home design-equivalent of chopping off your long brown hair and getting that dramatic, red, blunt-cut bob you’ve always wished you had the guts to try. Could you paint even one boring white wall in your house all-black… and love it?
If you’re really looking to transform a space, then go glossy black – everywhere. This makeover challenges the notion that black must be dark and dreary. Applied with panache, it’s sleek and sophisticated, and not the least bit cold.
Before you naysay such a bold move, imagine this room without that matte-black backdrop. Say it was your living room, and you took the time to find these cool, sleek pieces of furniture and accessories. I challenge you to say the dark wall doesn’t add a tremendous amount of style to the whole look, without being overwhelming! What I love about it is the simplicity – one wall, pow! – and you’re done. And it’s chalkboard paint, so you can write on it and decorate with words, too.
And, finally, a truly creative way with black – burnished and fading to gray for a distressed black-leather look. Quite possibly my favorite.
Whether it’s one wall or a whole room, bringing in some sexy black is a guaranteed way to exchange dullness for excitement, and a great way to start the new year.