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How to add dramatic black to your natural interiors

After what can be a hectic start to the New Year, a sense of calm and serenity is needed in the home. A lot of home-owners opt for a natural palette to gain back that sense of order and structure into their lives. Calming hues such as creams, ivory and beige mixed with wood finishes add an ambience of peace and tranquillity.

Whilst a natural based décor is beautiful, for some people this theme can lack a striking statement feeling. That’s where this weeks interior inspiration comes in. Adding an accent of black whether it be through your lighting or soft furnishings can create that edgy loft-apartment look that will bring your home right up to date. The sharp addition of colour will give your home that talking point impact as it contrasts against the muted cream tones. Try to restrain the amount of black you introduce, as too much can sometimes overwhelm an interior.

For this weeks look book we concentrated on the three main rooms in every home and looked at how to create an edgy and trendy look by adding a sharp injection of black to your New Year interiors.

How to add dramatic black to your natural interiors

Natural and Black Kitchen Interior

Mixing different interior styles together has become popular over the last few years, such as retro and contemporary or county mixed with industrial. Introducing an eclectic mix of styles will give your interior that wow factor and talking point as it is unusual and different to the norm. For the kitchen we’ve chosen the popular shaker style setting of creams and shabby chic distressed wood finishes. Then turned the whole look on it’s side and introduced our stunning Replica Circa 1957 Chandelier. This is a timeless piece with a retro twist that will sit comfortably in many interiors. A suspended central structure features exposed entwining wires that give the fitting an industrial element. 30 small bulbs giving a diffused light complete the look. To compliment, we’ve chosen our Tees Outdoor Spun Cowl Fisherman Style Wall Light in Black which reference the shaker kitchen style. Ultimately an outdoor light, this fitting can be used indoors to get that farmhouse-chic feel.

Natural and Black Lounge Interior

A place for winding down and relaxing after a busy work day, your lounge area should be minimal in fuss and chaos. So a natural palette is key. Keep dark tones classy and understated with a more traditional shape, we’ve chosen our new Somerset 8 Light Chandelier in Black for this look. It’s been a few years since we’ve had a black finished core chandelier range, with chrome taking centre stage for a while now. So this collection is long overdue. A classic design, our Somerset range features curved arms with thinner interlinked metal detail that gives each piece a classic chandelier look. Exposed candle bulbs resemble a traditional candelabra element whilst the black finish adds a striking twist. We’ve teamed this with our Black Striped Cone Shade and Round Base Black Table Lamp for a subtle collaboration.

Natural and Black Bedroom Interior

There’s no better feeling than sinking into a plump quilt in a beautiful surrounding after a busy day. Create a boutique style bedroom by introducing sultry black accents against a calming cream base. Our Amelia Duvet Set in Cream boasts a soft cream tone that will give you boudoir a soothing effect, like a layer of creamy goodness. In contrast, we’ve added our best selling Black Marie Therese 5 Light Chandelier . Adding crystal accessories to an interior instantly creates a glamorous feel, whilst a black finish ups the sultry stakes. Tie in the black accent with a throw or scatter cushion.

You don’t have to be brave and adventurous to adopt this look in your home, just try to keep to a few simple black items for that instant edgy feel and leave the rest natural. What do you think of this interior theme?

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