Black And Gold Living Room
‘more is more’, works a treat when one strong element is matched and balanced by another, in this case glossy black walls and furniture with burnished gold accessories and finishes. The lacquered gold ceiling seen here in this sumptuous living room is complemented by a gold-toned rug and velvet sofa – with the effect being very glamorous. Both the shiny black walls and gold ceiling reflect and bounce the light from the window around the room, ensuring this formal sitting room is anything but dark and dreary.
Black And Gold Living Room
It is tempting to stay away from using dark and bright colors in the living area and using a neutral backdrop that allows you to switch between trendy accent shades with the changing seasons. But for those who are willing to go down the daring path of creating a stunning and classy living space that taps into the beauty of black, gold is the ideal complimentary hue. While contemporary living and dining spaces in black benefit from smart gold accents, lighting fixtures and furnishings, retro and classic homes can use gold more extensively. Lighting plays a very important role here, and the smart use of ambient and accent lighting can turn the room into a sensational hangout.
Black And Gold Living Room
Few color combinations work as well as black and yellow both in terms of elegance and visual impact. But this classic color duo is elevated to a whole new level when you replace the diverse shades of yellow with the dazzling allure of gold. Black and gold is a combination that dates back to the time of ancient Egypt, Constantinople and Rome. Of course, the pharaohs and the Roman emperors had plenty of actual gold to spare when it came to interior decorating! For us, it is paint, wallpaper, tiles and decor that get the job done in an equally impressive fashion.
Bask in a golden glow – This is a really clever way to harness the power of gold. Rather than peppering the space with an obvious sprinkling of warm metallics, this striking living room has been treated to a surprising, burnished gold ceiling. The warm glow overhead softens the pitch black furniture, and lifts this room out of the ordinary.
While gold and black might not be a chart-topping duo in the living room or the bedroom, it sure is a showstopper in the contemporary bathroom that turns heads and steals the show. A dark bathroom evokes images of indulgence and affluence, and gold offers the icing on the cake with its mesmerizing presence. Sinks, faucets and other bathroom fixtures in a golden hue are pretty easy to find and do not look out of place even in the most modern settings. With retro and art deco style vanities and cabinets becoming a hot trend in 2015, now is the time to transform your old white and blue bathroom into a bold, dark and dashing relaxation zone.
Are you bored with bedrooms that seem both mundane and uninspiring? How about adding a hint of black and a whole lot of gold to up the ‘glam quotient’! Going with an all-black backdrop is not always the best choice, as most homeowners want a more relaxing and cheerful ambiance. Instead, opt for dark shades of gray or even purple, which will complement those bold black throws and pillows perfectly. Another smart approach is to pick paint in a golden hue with a matte finish so that the bedroom has a pleasant yet appealing vibe. As always, it will be the lighting fixtures, nightstands, drapes and bedding that will define the overall look.
We might not think of mirrored disco balls as Christmas decorating material. But maybe we should, especially in the hands of Kristin Jackson, the creative mind behind The Hunted Interior. Kristin took us up on our Holiday Style Challenge, in which we send some of our favorite design bloggers a mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorating goodies, and let them amaze us with their Christmas decorating ideas. Kristin created a comfy and inviting holiday living room in a neutral palette of black, white and gold, with lots of wonderful shiny surfaces and unexpected textures. Take a look at the gorgeous photos of her family room for some real Christmas decor inspiration.
Kristin created a comfy and inviting holiday living room in a neutral palette of black, white and gold, with lots of wonderful shiny surfaces and unexpected textures. Take a look at the gorgeous photos of her family room for some real Christmas decor inspiration.
Strategy 5: Metallics can provide colour too – Metallics can be used to add interesting highlights to a room’s decorative scheme. Gold and brass metals hint at yellows, working to add a little colour to a room, and offering an especially warm welcome in black or white interiors.
Wanting to showcase the gorgeous copper, bronze, gold and silver ornaments I received from the Martha Stewart Living Collection, I decided to let them share the spotlight with a little classic black & white. The glittered pinecones, mercury glass birds and my little collection of disco balls all played together nicely. I also disassembled a few of the wreaths I received in my mystery box, cut them into smaller branches and flocked them myself. I simply tucked a few of the branches into the tree to add another wintery layer into the mix.
Create a calming cocoon Windowless bathrooms are often dull and dingy, but not if you take steps to impart atmosphere. Don’t be afraid to choose dark colours to create a spa-like sanctuary. This black marble is flashed through with amber veining – like waves of light captured on a time-lapse recording. (For a similar effect, try Port Laurent marble.).
Being a sucker for trees in urns, my heart skipped a beat when I unwrapped these two flocked beauties. Filled with snow, pinecones (& yes glitter!) these pre-lit trees would be great addition to any holiday decor. Adding some simple striped bows and a few metallic ornaments helped to tie these two trees to the main tree. Having them flank our handmade console allowed the warmth of the Christmas lights to fill this end of the room as well. One of my favorite parts of the season…
Not really a tradition gal myself, I was surprised to find myself not being able to let go of two holiday decorating elements this year… our Disco Ball Tree Topper and our faux fur around the tree base. I started incorporating these items into our decor last year and feel they will be here to stay for awhile, in our home at least. Rather than messing with a tree skirt I find the faux fur softens the look and adds a texture that immediately evokes a cozy and chic feel.
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On Decoist we feature all sorts of ideas to make your bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens or offices look prettier. We bring you furniture and lighting ideas, houses everyone would dream of and luxury properties that defy the world crisis.
Our friend “Blitzen,” as our three-year-old has named him, was graced with a simple wreath and a classic bow. A few mini ornaments were tucked in for just a little more sparkle. I love how festive he looks.