7 Tips for Decorating a Black Room (so that it doesn’t look like a cave)

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7 Tips for Decorating a Black Room (so it doesn't feel like a cave) | Have you wanted to try painting a room black but are afraid that it will turn out like a cave? Overcome your fear with our tips for decorating a black room.
7 Tips for Decorating a Black Room (so it doesn’t feel like a cave)

Painting rooms black has become a lot more common than it used to be. And a black room can feel very cozy and warm and dramatic. But it can also end up feeling like a dark, uninviting cave.

I have to admit that I have a bit of an obsession with painting things black…so with all that experience, I have come up with some tips for decorating a black room that will help avoid “the cave”.

The den painted in black | 7 Tips for Decorating a Black Room (so that it doesn't look like a cave)
The den painted in black

I have just finished decorating my home office / library with black paint, and I love it!

Black trim in the hallway | 7 Tips for Decorating a Black Room (so that it doesn't look like a cave)
Black trim in the hallway

All of the doors and trim in the hallway leading up to the den are black. (If you want to learn how to create the “Chinoiserie” wall art, click here to open the post)

Black cabinets in the kitchen | 7 Tips for Decorating a Black Room (so that it doesn't look like a cave)
Black cabinets in the kitchen

And I also painted my kitchen cabinets black. (Stay tuned for my upcoming kitchen makeover post to get more information about that).

I think my friends and family were a little concerned when I started on this black phase…I get a lot of “Aren’t you afraid it will be too dark?” questions. And a lot of people saying “I love the look but I would be too scared to try it in my own house”. So if you’re someone who would like to paint a room black, but hasn’t had the nerve to try it, hopefully this will help make it a little less scary :)

Click Next to see my tips for decorating a black room.

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