When looking at furniture pieces for a living room, you may have noticed how often a white or light colored furniture piece goes with a darker wood tone in the room. This is especially true when choosing a chair. While chairs are certainly available in various dark woods like ebony, mahogany and tiger oak, they are often a bit more expensive than their light-toned counterparts. If you cannot afford a full set of furniture for your living room, then perhaps you could attempt to mix the two?
In other words, do you paint your furniture with a darker wood tone and then use a lighter shade of that same color for the accessories? This is one way that you can use different colored furniture in a room to bring interest and variety. Some people may think this is simply going to be an imitation of the existing furnishings that are already present in the room. However, if done correctly, it can look quite attractive and even produce the illusion of the room expanding and growing. This is due to the fact that the dark wood furniture will take on a stronger and more distinguished presence than the light wood pieces.
There are a few things that need to be considered before trying this out, however. For one thing, there may be a negative effect on some lighter toned furniture pieces in the room. You should try to ensure that any dark wood furniture pieces do not overpower the others in the space. Additionally, you should choose light-colored wood as the base material on which to build your new furniture pieces. This will ensure that the colors will not clash and that they will work together to enhance the space. This is not to say that you should not use dark wood if you prefer a lighter colored room but simply make sure that you are aware of the potential problems before jumping into a large number of dark furniture items in the space.
A black living room is generally not a difficult room to decorate, provided that you understand the options available. You will have a greater flexibility when it comes to mixing and matching the style of your furniture pieces. Dark wood is generally associated with a more formal setting, so a dark stain along with some light colored furniture pieces can work well in this setting. However, if you do want to try a lighter stain in this room, it may help to opt for a more casual living room look, perhaps with white furniture and a black or brown sofa.
If you would like to go a step further, you can easily use black furniture in your kitchen. While this will certainly add some modern style to the room, it is important to ensure that the black furniture you choose also has a place in the rest of the kitchen decor. A good way to approach this issue is to choose black furniture that serves a dual purpose. For instance, you could have a black kitchen island with a wooden worktop, or you could choose a black and white kitchen table and chair. In addition, keep in mind that black furniture tends to be more versatile than other types of furniture.
Finally, one of the most popular places to put black furniture is in the family room. This room typically has white furniture, but if you go that route, you have a great opportunity to play up the black side of the room, drawing the eye away from the whitewashed walls and furniture. If you are looking for an interesting way to change the style of your home, consider mixing black and white furniture in any number of rooms, including your living room and dining room!