Lighter wood has become a popular contemporary design trend in recent years. From furniture to floors, many homes today feature light wood, which often creates a modern, open and casual atmosphere. That being said, there's still room to bring classic darker wood tones into your home. If you love the look of rich, dark finishes, consider adding timeless traditional furniture into the master bedroom. These four ideas will help you incorporate dark wood furniture into a contemporary design.
Match furniture finishes to create a cohesive style
If only the dresser or bed frame in your bedroom is dark wood, that piece of furniture will look out of place from the rest of your furniture. Instead, tie the look together using a stylish bedroom furniture set washed in the same elegant finish. A matching dark black or brown wood furniture set doesn't mean your room will look too matchy-matchy or boring. The use of color, texture and eye-catching patterns when decorating the room ensures your interior design is still interesting and unique.
Put together an eclectic bedroom
If a matching furniture set isn't for you, consider creating an eclectic design in the bedroom. Dark wood furniture won't look out of place if you have a mixture of different yet complementing styles in the bedroom. To pull off this look, choose only a few styles to mix and use colors, shapes or materials to tie everything together. Even though it's an eclectic design, it's important that your room appears put together, rather than random.
Create contrast with light walls and decor
One reason why people avoid all dark colors is because they can make rooms appear smaller. The trick, however, is to avoid dark paint colors. If you contrast your darker black or brown wood furniture with light walls and decor, your bedroom will look both striking and spacious.
Warm up the bedroom with a pop of color
Dark wood tends to have a more formal appearance than lighter wood. You can easily warm up the rich finish with a bright color or two. Coral bed sheets, for example, help give the bedroom set pictured above a cozy and welcoming look.
Who says you can't enjoy both dark wood and a modern contemporary style? These four interior design tips will help you add dark wood furniture into your bedroom to design a welcoming, classic and beautiful space.
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