Dare to Try Black in Your Bedroom With These 10 Pieces

Everyone knows that a bedroom is a place to get away from the world. And while black seems to summarize the feeling of needing alone time better than any other color, it's also not the first shade that comes to mind for this space. Sure, cool blues and happy yellows are a safe bet, but black? Well, it's a confident risk you should take, especially when it's done right. The trick to incorporating hints of this pigment into your design is to use it as an accent alongside natural woods or brighter hues. It'll make your room feel balanced, and give your look a moody sophistication that won't go out of style anytime soon. Whether you opt for an intricate dresser, a wool blanket, or a woven storage basket, these 10 pieces will help you see this classic shade as the perfect complement to your sanctuary.

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Bret Bone-Inlay Chest

Bret Bone-Inlay Chest
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If the rest of your bedroom is full of neutral pieces, then jazz things up with this bone-inlay chest from Neiman Marcus ($2,299). Yes, this is definitely a splurge, but the handcrafted design is worth it.

Alvar Pillow

Alvar Pillow
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The bold graphic pattern on this alvar pillow from Nordstrom ($69.99) will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your furniture and still make a bold statement. Put it against something colorful, like your bright bedspread, to make both elements really pop.

Arteriors Expedition Round Mirrors

Arteriors Expedition Round Mirrors
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The black iron frame and leather strap on this round expedition mirror from Bloomingdales ($492) will brighten your room as it adds a raven hue to your color palette. It's a contradiction that works!

Safavieh Acra Black and Gold Bench

Safavieh Acra Black and Gold Bench
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Is there anything more luxurious than genuine leather and sleek gold finishes? This bench from Overstock ($282.49) will make your room look like it was plucked straight from the pages of a modern design magazine.

Linen Pompom Window Curtains

Linen Pom Pom Window Curtains
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These linen pompom curtains from Target ($80) are the perfect starting point for working touches of black into your design, given the subtle trim. Just remember the cardinal rule for hanging curtains: place them high and wide!

Lenora Storage Basket

Lenora Storage Basket
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The possibilities for organization are endless with the lenora storage basket from All Modern ($66.99). Use it to store extra blankets, magazines, or even exercise equipment so that the clutter is out of your way.

Ixtapa Lounge Chair

This lounge chair ($439) from One Kings Lane will be a chic addition to your room with its black leather woven seat and gold base. In fact, it might even become your favorite place to curl up and listen to that new podcast your friends won't stop talking about.

Drops Blanket

Drops Blanket
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Drape this wool drops blanket from Aha ($199) over the end of your bed, on a chair, or over a bench for a quick hint of this color. Either way, you'll find yourself constantly reaching for it on chilly nights and brisk mornings.

Mercury Row Bacote Table Lamp

Mercury Row Bacote Table Lamp
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This mercury row bacote lamp from Wayfair ($179.99) combines mate black with a perforated copper inner shade to take your lighting game to the next level. Plus, the fully adjustable cover means you'll never be left in the dark again.

Abstract Watercolor Art

Add a pair of statement pieces in various black and grey tones, like these abstract watercolor paintings found on Etsy ($169), to tie your entire room together.


Ashley Tyler

Ashley Tyler is a South Florida-based freelance writer with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Nova Southeastern University. When she's not writing, she can be found chasing around her two young sons, cooking up a storm or tackling multiple DIY projects.