The sleek, straightforward, and modern appearance of your home can be greatly enhanced by all-black furniture. You can create a striking and fashionable home with a little inspiration if you plan out how you want the space to look.
Look at black furniture for your living room, dining room, bedroom, and other spaces, and learn how to incorporate these trends into your home’s decor.
3 Black Furniture Trends
There are a few other ways interior designers have been using black furniture for rooms you see on your favorite Instagram accounts. The black accent piece may be the latest design craze (and we’ll definitely tell you how to get that look).
With these fresh looks, black is transformed from being stark and contemporary to be warm and inviting. So, if you’re considering adding black furniture to your home, you shouldn’t be unaware of these design trends.
Black Wood Tones
Pick a wood black furniture finish to complement a home with a natural design aesthetic. Your darker furniture won’t look too stark and manufactured if it has a black stain on the solid wood or wood veneer pieces. And when the wood grain is visible below the black finish, it helps the piece play nicely with natural wood furniture and organic modern decor.
A single piece of furniture that combines a solid black finish with natural wood tones — like a hutch or an accent cabinet with a black frame and solid wood doors — is another way to bring the unexpected pairing of black and wood into your home.
The Black Accent Piece
One of the simplest trends to incorporate is black furniture. For example, a console table allows you to start small, and it works well in small spaces, which can easily be overwhelmed by too much black.
Before adding more black to your home’s decor, invest in one piece of black furniture to see how you like it. If you like the style, you can add a single black accent piece to each room in your home; the color will serve as a unifying element.
Because black is neutral, it pairs well with a variety of color schemes and is a signature color of Hollywood Regency and Art Deco design. Additionally, painted furniture with a black matte or chalkboard paint is showing up more frequently in modern farmhouse homes, where other neutral colors like taupe and olive green are also becoming more popular.
A Better Black and White Design
Black and white design is a classic look that never fully goes out of style. But as designers have expanded the definitions of black and white, the stark contrast of pure black and pure white has mellowed over time.
You might see neutral colors like cream and beige tones, natural wood grain, and black, white, and other neutrals. You can create a cozier black-and-white palette by pairing a TV stand with black furniture with a natural-colored linen loveseat, for example. To avoid creating a stark two-toned effect and to add depth to your design, add shades of taupe or grey alongside your black and white pieces.
8 Pieces of Black Furniture
For every room in the house, we’ve compiled our picks for the best black furniture. These components will assist you in producing a successful design if you’re willing to place your entire wager on black.
Upholstered Accent Chair With Tapered Legs
This sophisticated clamshell chair features black velvet upholstery and brass legs. It’s the perfect black furniture for your glam décor and will complete an Art Deco or Hollywood Regency room. Velvet is perfect for a home with pets because, in addition to its opulent appearance, it is incredibly durable. (No weave means that pet hair won’t get caught in it, and the material’s smooth texture naturally deters cat scratching.)
Humfrey 4-Shelf Bookcase in Cappuccino
This bookcase is our idea of tall, dark, and handsome. Add storage with it to a living room or home office. The X-shaped design along the piece’s side will match your farmhouse decor, and the four shelves provide enough height for taller books, trinkets, and houseplants.
Darie Cushion Back Tufted Sectional Sofa in Black
Your couch serves as the focal point of your living room decor. As black furniture, a sectional with black upholstery will put both style and functionality at the center of your space. While we adore a light-colored sofa just as much as any designer showroom, showrooms aren’t forced to deal with young children or canine companions. Black upholstery will withstand muddy paws and sticky fingers better than light upholstery.
Round Glass Top End Table in Black
With its black steel frame and glass top, this end table is a perfect piece for incorporating dark furniture into an already dark space. Even if you don’t have many windows, this bit of dark design won’t make your room feel too cavelike because the glass top will let light pass through and reflect around the space.
3-Piece Occasional Table Set in Black Oak
This 3-piece living room set is a kind of black furniture, that has a natural wood grain and a clean, blocky design that would fit well into a modern or organic modern home. For a sophisticated appearance that isn’t overly dark, pair it with lighter neutrals. Black oak-finished side tables and a coffee table are included in the set.
Deanna 7-Drawer Rectangular Dresser in Black
This 7-drawer dresser will instantly bring glamour into your bedroom with its black velvet upholstery. Although upholstery might be an unexpected finish for a dresser, it works well in the bedroom where soft textures are a welcome addition wherever they can be incorporated.
Garza Rectangular Dining Table in Black
This dining room table is perfect for homes decorated in rustic farmhouse and industrial styles because it offers the striking contrast of natural wood with black. The matching dining chairs are covered in chic black leatherette upholstery because the light wood top allows you to combine this design with more black accents without making your room feel too dark.
Carlton Upholstered Bed in Cappuccino and Black
Seamlessly combine black with black furniture by choosing this cappuccino and black bed frame. It has a black leatherette headboard and footboard that are framed in deep dark wood. It is available in sizes that fit twin, full, queen, king, and California king-size mattresses. Alternatively, you can select a full bedroom set that includes a dresser and nightstands.
Tips on Getting Your Dark Side
Any room can benefit from the sophisticated touch that black furniture can add. Additionally, you can achieve sophistication without giving your home an overly formal feel by using the most recent decorating trends. Choose black wood furniture to keep the look natural, add livable glitz with black velvet upholstery, or make the room feel cozy by combining black with other dark tones.
Make sure your bank account stays in the black however you decide to use the hottest color of the season—or should we say, the hautest color. Head to a local furniture store to find black furniture that fits your style and your budget.
Consider renting furniture if you’re just experimenting with your decor setup. If you wanted to change up your style, you could purchase black furniture for your own decoration.