1. Black accents on your walls can be used to add drama
If you’re looking for an easy way to add drama to your living room – whether you’re interested in Scandinavian design or the eclectic look, consider experimenting with a single bold black element on your wall. In some cases a flat wall colour will work perfectly, in others, an abstract painting with silver hues can be used for a more subtle visual cue.
2. Bring energy to your room
Deep black is full of impact on it’s own, but making use of silver, white or charcoal greys can bring an element of energy to the room. Consider using accessories such as lamps, candles and photo frames to compliment the mood of your living room.
3. Make use of layered fabrics
Layered fabrics and textures can be neighboured with black as the overlying theme for your room. Make use of rugs, cushions and decorative branches to add an element of comfort and character to your room. You can even explore a more subtle use of texture using small table decorations.
4. Black is a statement colour
Black is a colour that cannot be missed and whilst it’s fantastic for drawing attention and giving the eye a definite sense of direction, it shouldn’t become overbearing. You will notice all of the examples below, the use of silver as the main accent draws light towards the area, when complimented with white elements…well, a black, white and silver living can truly create a stunning look.
5. Patterns work beautifully
The crispness of black makes it the perfect candidate to be used in combination with patterns. The strong lines of geometric patterns can work particularly well.
6. Silver can work just as well as the focal colour
Silver lends itself extremely well to more modern designs. It’s a truly individual look and can borrow from a huge number of styles and themes to alter the feel of the room.
Silver metallics can be particularly effective in smaller living rooms due to their reflective properties, increasing the sense of light without dominating the room.
More Black and Silver Living Room Design Ideas
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