Working with Black

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Black is a color that can send chills down your spine, but used in a home decorating scheme, it adds charm.  Black is a great accent color.  Adding it to any room impacts it in a positive way.  Black lets you say something and be heard.

Paint a wall black and make a statement!

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Less demanding of attention, but still noticed, is black used on furnishings.  Add a black dresser to your bedroom and watch its transformation from a mild, soothing space to one that catches your attention.

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I especially like black accent pieces to decorate my cottage and have taken the opportunity to transform them with a few coats of paint, whether it be an old chair, a table, a dresser, a stool, bench, or bed headboard.  It is easy to do, and interjected throughout the room, these items have great impact, especially against a neutral background.

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But the cottage is not the only place I have added interest with black, and not only with painted furnishings either.  I have painted a stair railing black in a traditional home and watched it set a whole different tone to my space.

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I have reupholstered chairs in black patterned fabric and hung black and white draperies. Wherever and however I get a chance to add black, I do. It is a color I can live with and never tire of. Being a neutral, it allows me to interject other color into the room as well without clashing.

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Interspersed within this blog are pics of black painted and upholstered furniture items as well as rooms where I have used black in my decor. As can be seen, black is a color that works well in a decorating scheme. I hope these samples will inspire you to look for opportunity to add black to yours…. with paintbrush in hand!

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~ by shirleyliseblogspot on March 22, 2013.

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