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Styling with Black : Our Go-To Guide

 

When it comes to fashion, “black goes with everything.” It’s a colour that is associated with sophistication and style, and has the ability to create a striking statement. So why do we opt for black clothing but are sometimes hesitant to apply these ideas in our homes? Our thoughts: Be brave and go for it! We’re not saying to fill a space with all black furniture - rather it’s the idea of choosing pieces that create a bold statement whilst still complimenting the current décor and styling in a home. 

   

Where to start

Start with your living space. It’s a communal area that demands attention, so give it the styling it deserves. An all black entertainment unit can add sleek sophistication to even the simplest living space. 

 

Silva TV Entertainment Unit | Elvina Fabric Armchair - Light Grey | Kelly Petrol I Framed Wall Art Print. 

 

Pair your entertainment unit with a sofa or armchair in a lighter tone to soften the overall aesthetic. Our go-to colour is grey.

 

Damon 3 Seater Fabric Sofa | Casey 3 Seater Right Chaise Fabric Sofa | Elvina Fabric Armchair

 

Styling tip: It’s traditional to set up a living space with the sofa focused around the TV. Be brave and move away from tradition. Create a space that promotes comfort and communication, where you family and friends can sit down, chat and enjoy each other's company!  

 

Storage matters

Storage is key in the home, especially if you have a large family and struggle to find places to store your décor and homewares. If you haven’t already invested in a buffet unit, now is the time.  It’s a versatile piece that can fit into any space from the lounge room and dining room to your office space.
Onito Wooden Buffet Unit  | Percy Wide Sideboard  | Wilma Wide Wooden Sideboard

 

A black buffet unit will add a contemporary and chic touch whilst solving your storage issues. If an all black unit isn’t suited to your space, opt for a sideboard or buffet that combines natural tones and black accents. This will add an Industrial touch to your overall styling whilst transforming the area into a functional space.

 

Combine styles

This idea of selecting pieces which combine natural textures and tones with black accents can also flow through to your dining space. We’re seeing more dining tables that demonstrate this combination of industrial and naturalist styles like our Percy Range.

Percy Round Dining Table | Percy Extendable Dining Table | Percy Coffee Table.

 

The pairing of wood tops with black powder coated metal legs creates a striking contrast and feature in the modern home.  If you’re not looking to invest in a new dining table but want to achieve this style elsewhere in the home, change up smaller pieces like your coffee table! They’re a focal point in any lounge space and generally will pair well with existing furniture given their contemporary and harmonious design.

 

Choose your décor

If you’re a little worried about plunging into an all black piece try adding darker accents to your décor. A ceramic vase is the perfect way to inject a homemade touch into your home. Not only will it bring a bold statement to your favourite console table or entertainment unit, but using natural materials will add a textural element to your styling.

 

 

When walking into a space, décor can often create a particular mood and add a touch of contrast. One way you can achieve a darker sophisticated mood is through choosing wall art prints that feature bold colour tones.  A print has the ability to bring the styling of a space together. Choosing a print or art piece with a deep black background and delicate details will accent your contemporary décor.

 

Thistle Portrait 1 Small Wall Art Print | Peony Night Wall Art Print | Linear Portrait Night 2 Wall Art Print.

 

When styling with black, one thing to remember is don’t be afraid. Take the plunge and start small. You’ll soon love the striking contrast and statement that a black piece can create. If you’re not sure where to start our range of new arrivals is there to help!