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How to decorate a living room using black furniture

The living room I the one room of the house that should have an elegant look. It’s where you receive your guests and where you spend time with friends and family. The living room should also be simple and neutral as not to make anyone uncomfortable. It’s not an area that needs to be personalized. So what better color for it than black? It seems like the perfect color for the furniture. It’s elegant, simple and neutral.

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However, decorating a living room with black furniture is not as simple as it seems.Since black is the opposite of white, the symbol of purity and brightness, you might think that black furniture will make your living room seem dark and small. It doesn’t have to be the case if you know how to use this color in your favor. First of all, it’s the furniture that’s black and not the walls so there are plenty of ways to bring light inside the living room and to make it feel airy and bright.

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Before you start moving furniture around the room, try to create a design. You can use graph paper or maybe you can find an app to help you with that. It’s best to have a plan before you get to work. Next you’ll have the paint the walls and ceiling. It’s best to use a light and neutral color. This way the black furniture will stand out and the room will be airy and bright. The flooring also needs to be light. It doesn’t have to be the same color as the walls but still light enough to create a strong contrast with the furniture. You should also try to let in as much natural light as possible. Try not to obstruct the windows.

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Next, it’s time to add the furniture according to the plan you have previously designed. After all the black furniture is in place, take a look around and add some bold and colorful accessories. They will break the monotony and will add the touch of color the room needs. You can use colorful pillows or decorations, artwork or flowers.{picture sources:1,2,3}.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on May 7, 2012

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