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Dark and Dramatic: Give Your Bedroom a Glam Makeover with Black Accent Wall

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When it comes to modern homes, there is so much white around us that it almost becomes a must to introduce a bit of black among all the colorlessness that surrounds us! Black in contemporary homes is relegated to window frames and highlights that anchor a room and actually help in defining it. The task seems trivial but without those black edges, these charming rooms would seem far too bright and boring. But black can be used beyond just in the small niche and for the window frames as it brings with it a sense of sophistication that feels just right in modern spaces. In the polished bedroom, this is even truer!

Innovative use of wall art and black chalkboard paint in the bedroom [From: Marc Rutenberg Homes]

A black accent wall in the bedroom inevitably becomes the focal point of the setting. The most common scenario here is a room clad almost entirely in white finding its true meaning with the addition of a striking and stylish dark accent wall! For all the fear of using black indoors (many have the wrong perception that it just dulls down a room), it comes out an absolute winner both because of the level of urbane finesse it offers and the flexibility it brings. This winter, fill your white world with a dash of black and you will see the magic it unravels!

Black at its Absolute Best!

The black accent wall in the bedroom is more often than not the headboard wall as this gives the bedroom a more curated and contemporary appeal. It also keeps the focus firmly on the most important addition of the bedroom – the bed itself! Combine the dark accent wall with white walls around it or use light pastels to move away from the more monotonous look. Repeating the color elsewhere in the room adds to the level of elegance in the bedroom and wooden bedside tables or those with mirrored finishes are perfect here. It all depends on whether you wish to go farmhouse, rustic and industrial or modern and chic.

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It need not be always the headboard wall that brings black to the bedroom [From: Shirley Meisels]
Perfect black accent wall for the modern farmhouse style bedroom with rattan décor [From: Design Shop Interiors]
Black accent wall brings a sense of refinement to the dashing contemporary bedroom [From: Gingerwood]
Black accent wall brings both contrast and pattern to this bedroom [From: Homes of Distinction]

Pattern, Texture and Style

The versatility of black truly comes out when you see how easily it can adapt to different bedroom decorating styles with just a few simple tweaks. Those seeking to create a midcentury modern, vintage or even eclectic bedroom can try out an accent wall clad in black wallpaper. Textured black walls are a great alternative if you wish to go down the Mediterranean, traditional or rustic routes. Combining chic patterns such as this wallpaper with a baroque pattern from Amazon adds another layer of design goodness to the bedroom and since the rest of the room remains largely neutral, you will not have to worry about an overload of pattern.

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Textured accent wall in black for the modern bedroom
Accent wall in black also adds pattern to this fabulous bedroom [From: Creative Designs by Sofia]
Repeating black by using a lovely dark chandelier accentuates the beauty of the accent wall [From: Boutique Homes]

Wall Art and Decorative Panache

Black accent walls can also offer a beautiful backdrop for all your favorite wall art pieces that you wish to showcase in the bedroom. Once again, white is the preferred choice in most homes, but by choosing to paint one wall exclusively black, you draw all the attention towards it and this allows one to easily highlight the wall art additions. Be it a simple collection of prints of family photos on a slim ledge or original masterpieces that usher in color and class, this singularly fashionable wall has space for them all!

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Slim ledge with framed prints for the black accent wall
Wall art further elevates the appeal of this accent wall [From: Lauren Nelson Design]
Modern industrial bedroom with whitewashed brick walls and black accent wall [From: Tamara Magel Studio]
Modern rustic bedroom with a black accent wall [From: ekin erinch photography]

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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