Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bits of Black

I've been feeling like our family room needed another layer, and I finally decided bits of black would do just that.  Here's a similar view of our family room before (complete with Libby in the same spot of course).

And here it is again after I sprinkled in some bold, black and white accessories.

There's probably some fancy design term that explains what black does for a space and how it helps other colors stand out, but I don't know what that is because I'm not a designer.  I just know that our family room seems a bit more interesting now.

Let's travel around the room and get to know the new accessories, shall we? 

I've had my eye on this black and white ceramic canister from Target for a while now.  I finally snatched it up when the price dropped from $19.99 to $5.98. 

Throw pillows are one of the easiest way to add interest to a space, so I added two graphic black and white ones to the couch.

I tossed a bold striped throw blanket to the arm of the chair in the corner.

And I sat a black frame on the shelf next to the fireplace.

Finally, I put a small round rug by the door and the new (to me) foot stool by the chair.

Like I said, I can't explain the change in the room besides that the black adds another layer of interest to the space.  It also helps tie into all the black and white that's happening in the playroom, which is always a good thing for flow and what not. 

I think a more graphic rug would really complete the space.  I have my eye on this one from Urban Outfitters.  Too bad it's only 5x7.  I thought about purchasing two to make one big rug.  Anyone ever done that before?  I'd love to know how it works! Pin It


  1. Where did you purchase your sofa and arm chair next to the fireplace?

    1. The sofa is from Sofa Express years ago and the chair is from Ikea!