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Decorating trend: Black is the new black

Decorating trend: Black is the new black

Decorating trend: Black is the new black Author: Style At Home

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Decorating trend: Black is the new black

Design’s most dramatic shade makes a huge comeback in everything from ebony floors to charcoal walls.

Black – it’s polished, glamorous and undeniably stylish. Whether you dress head-to-toe in the classic hue or love the drama that high-gloss ebony walls bring to your home, its versatility has kept it a classic in the design world. No longer is the bold shade being used merely as an accent to brighter hues in the home, however. This season, black is back in a major way, seen in everything from wallcoverings to flooring to drapery, making a statement as a focal point rather than a supporting player.

Looking to introduce a healthy dose of black into your home? Take inspiration from these ten stylish spaces to get the modern glam look that’s massively on-trend this season. 

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Fall decorating trend: Black is the new black

Black on white

Arguably the design world’s most popular colour combination, black and white have been paired together over the decades to create some incredibly timeless looks. In this room, we see black contrasted against white to play up the room’s modern attributes, with the darker hue taking centre stage in the lacquered table and leather bench.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Stacey Brandford Credits: Style at Home

Fall decorating trend: Black is the new black

Dramatic bathroom

Black in the bathroom? That’s right! Trade in floor-to-ceiling white for the timeless elegance of black with richly painted walls – just remember to give the space plenty of natural light and reflective surfaces to veer it away from feeling dreary.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Michael Nangreaves Credits: Style at Home

Fall decorating trend: Black is the new black

Chic charcoal

If you’re not ready to introduce the blackest-of-blacks into your home, try a lighter shade of the hue. A charcoal-coloured wall gives you the same high-impact drama of a deep ebony, but with an added softness.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Stacey Brandford Credits: Style at Home

Fall decorating trend: Black is the new black

High-fashion flooring

A little bit of bling underfoot never hurt anyone! Ditch the standard tiles and give your bathroom a luxe look with glittery black mosaic flooring.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Stacey Brandford Credits: Style at Home

Fall decorating trend: Black is the new black

Black in the bedroom

No need to shy away from black in the bedroom – when done right, the addition of black design elements can create a sophisticated space for you to retreat to at the end of the day. Layer textures, play with patterns and mix different shades to create a look that’s sophisticated and chic rather than dark and dull.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Virgina Macdonald Credits: Style at Home

Fall decorating trend: Black is the new black

Ultra-modern office

With a modern retro vibe, this home office uses black in all the right ways. Combining different elements in the same dark colourway often runs the risk of appearing monotonous, but this space uses natural light, layered shades and a variety of textures to create depth.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Angus McRitchie Credits: Style at Home

Fall decorating trend: Black is the new black

Fabulous feature wall

Nothing makes a statement like midnight black walls. Paired against a white ceiling, pale accents and soft textures, the walls of this dramatic dining room are anything but dreary.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Tracey Ayton Credits: Style at Home

Fall decorating trend: Black is the new black

Schoolhouse style

Whilst most people stray from black in the kitchen and opt for tell-all white, this season is all about introducing bold design features to the hub of your home. Have fun with your kitchen and install a black chalkboard wall – whether it’s the real thing or a coat of paint, it’s the perfect way for kids and adults alike to show off their creative skills.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Tracey Ayton Credits: Style at Home

Fall decorating trend: Black is the new black

Chic chinoiserie

Give an all-white bathroom a touch of Old World glamour with a bold chinoiserie printed wallpaper. The wallcovering adds an element of traditional sophistication to an otherwise contemporary space.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Marc Burstyn Credits: Style at Home

Fall decorating trend: Black is the new black

Masculine stripes

Decorating a teenage boy’s room or a ‘man cave’? Draw on a bold and masculine aesthetic by contrasting deep black and charcoal stripes on the wall – it’s the perfect backdrop for brightly-coloured accessories.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Joe Kim Credits: Style at Home
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