Black is the new name for bold. Interior decorators are in love with it. Black furniture stands out easily, making them the focal point of your living room.
Leather is an all-time favorite of customers. So, when you pair black with leather, the effect is dramatic. Black adds sharp lines to the otherwise bulky frame of leather furniture, creating a well-defined silhouette.
Black leather furniture is both sophisticated and chic. As you flip through the pages of housekeeping magazines, you will notice that most designers love experimenting with black and leather. There is a little restriction, in terms of colors and materials, when it comes to decorating a room with black furniture.
Benefits of Leather Furniture
Leather furniture has never gone out of fashion. It is hard to find an era when leather furniture was not in vogue. That’s probably because leather lasts.
Easy to Clean
Any experienced housekeeper will tell you how easy it is to clean leather sofas. Just moisten a cloth and run it along the surface. Voila! The job is done.
Owing to their texture, leather sofas tend to stainless. So, they maintain a clean look for longer periods.
Another quality that endears leather sofas to the families with kids and pet is its durability. Leather sofas show little signs of wear and tear and last years looking as good as new. This is especially true for black sofas.
Always in Fashion
Even if you are tempted to redo your room in a different style, your sofa will still be a perfect fit. Leather sofas look as much inviting in modern a vintage style living room, as in modern industrial décor.
Each color has a purpose. Create an overarching theme for your room that reflects your style, and then select a color.
Red: Stimulates strong passion, energy and appetite. It is easy to overdo it with red, but with the right balance, red can be both vibrant and smart.
Orange: Orange soothes and creates a sense of harmony. It is perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere.
Green: Shades of green has a relaxing effect and add a natural vibe to the room.
Blue: Blue is the color of peace. Use it to add a clear, crisp look to your room.
Pink: Pink promotes love and friendship. Use pink to fill your room with love and harmony.
Brown: Brown is the color of honesty and simplicity. Use brown to soothe the harsh tones of heavy furniture.
Do it in Style!
Just like clothes, black furniture can be paired with any color. All you need to do is select the style. Fortunately, black leather furniture can fit into any look, be it retro or modern, casual or chic.
When you are shopping for furnishings, the first thing that comes to mind are curtains. You are spoiled for choices when it comes to curtains. They are available in various shades, textures and materials. So, let look at what are the colors that go with black leather furniture.
A Dash of the Past
To create a retro look, pair your black furniture with pale curtains. Pale cream, ivory, light blue-grey or saffron-green. The lighter accent will bring out the bold lines of black furniture. Add an antique style wall clock and potted plants to breathe in a bit of freshness into the room.
The Modern Look
For a modern look, go for grey walls and bright colors. Brighten up the room with bright colored curtains, like yellow or muted red. To build a contrast, paint your wall in plain white and pack it with contemporary artwork and sleek wall art. Try to select cushions that reflect the curtain colors.
If you want a traditionally masculine look for your room, go for the industrial style. For that, you need a robust mix of chrome colors, metallic accents and sculptural artwork. Chrome colored curtains in the shade of purple, teal, tan and rose will add the much-needed relief to the heavy décor.
Casual and Comfortable
If you wish your room to look and feel comfortable, go for soft colors. Select your curtains in pastel shades, preferably in yellow and orange, which will fill the room with a muted soft glow. Pair your curtain with contrasting cushions and rugs. Small corner lamps and fabric arms chairs will make the room warm and welcoming.
Copper and Black
There is nothing more dramatic than copper and black. Copper curtains will set your room apart. Works very well with small space. To compliment your metallic look, add wrought iron candle stands and furry rugs.
With Dark Walls
Dark walls with black furniture can create an ethereal look. To accentuate that look, use silk curtains in neutral colors, preferably ivory. A luxurious rug and grand chandelier will complete the elegant look.
Curtain Fabric Selection
Light will play a vital role in accentuating the décor of the room. So, it is vital, that while selecting the color of curtains, you also think about its make. For this reason, keep in mind the following factors in mind while selecting the curtains.
If you have selected a décor that needs plenty of light flooding into the room, go for sheer curtains. Sheer curtains allow plenty of light into the room, keeping in bright and cheery. Earthen décor looks more appealing when sunlight washes the room.
Opaque curtains cut off the light partially. So, when closed, they fill the room in a soft glow – perfect for rooms decked with soft, muted shades.
Sheer or opaque curtains, however, provide very little insulation and privacy. In winter months, this might increase your energy bill.
If your room requires darkness to look its best, select blackout fabric. Blackout fabrics are made of thickly, woven, heavy materials, that let in very little light or heat. Create a cool and elegant ambiance will lampshades and chandeliers.
Select the perfect curtains and turn your personal space into a stunning work of art with your personal stamp on it.