Afraid to Paint a Room Black? Try Mixing in a Pop of Personality

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Who: Melanie Raver, interior designer

Where: San Diego, California

Why we love this pic: Painting a room black is a scary prospect. But this pop of floral personality is a way to give it a softer feel. Plus, those soothing shades of pink and blonde wood balance the harder edge, creating a look that's as fresh as it is welcoming.

The takeaway: An accent wall never fails to freshen up a design.

Get the look:

CB2 Nassa Basket Pendant Light, $299

Urban Outfitters Sammat Printed Chenille Rug, starting at $39

Coloray Decor Vintage Floral Art Removable Wallpaper, $269

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.

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