How to Design a Bedroom with a Black Accent Wall: Tips and Tricks
Black is the new black! If you’re looking to add a touch of sophistication and glamour to your bedroom, consider painting one wall in black paint to create a black accent wall.
Black walls can make a small room feel larger, and they can also be used to create a focal point in the room.
In this blog post, we will give you tips on how to design a bedroom with a black accent wall. Let’s rock and roll.
Black accent wall tips
Black accent walls can be used to create a focal point in the room.
- Try hanging a piece of art or a mirror on the black wall to make it pop.
- If you want to make your black accent wall really stand out, consider painting the other walls in the room white or another light color. This will create a stark contrast and really make the black wall pop in the room.
- Black accent walls can also be used to make a small room feel larger. The black paint will create an illusion of depth, making the room appear larger than it actually is.
How do you pick black paint for an accent wall?
When choosing black paint for your accent wall, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Firstly, you’ll want to choose high-quality paint that has good coverage. Black walls can be very unforgiving, so you’ll want to make sure that any imperfections are well hidden.
Secondly, consider the sheen of the paint. Black walls can look stunning with glossy paint, but if you’re going for a more muted look, matte or eggshell finishes are also beautiful.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment! Black is a versatile color that can be used in many different ways. Try out different shades and finishes until you find the perfect one for your space.
What goes well with a black accent wall?
Black walls can be paired with just about any color. However, we recommend using light colors to really make the black wall pop.
Black accent wall ideas
Try pairing your black accent wall in a master bedroom with white bedding and furniture, or go for a softer look with pale pink or blue accent wall.
You could also use black as an accent color in a room with brighter walls. For example, you could paint one wall black and the others a bright color like a yellow or orange wall.
Black also goes well with other dark colors like navy blue or forest green. Get creative and see what colors you can come up with that will complement your black accent wall!
A stunning black accent wall is the perfect way to add a touch of sophistication and glamour to your bedroom.
Follow our tips and get creative with your color choices to design a space that is truly unique.
Black walls are versatile and can be used in many different ways to create a stunning focal point in the room. So what are you waiting for? Get painting!
Our Design for a black accent wall
We have designed the room as if you are facing the feature wall. In this bedroom, we would have white walls, which would contrast against the black accent wall.
Natural light from a window would lighten up the area.
Taking into account that black and white can be quite cold so we will be warming the bedroom up with some warmer tones as we go through the design.
Our particular black paint is the same paint we used for Men’s Bedroom’s Ideas. It is from Behr, and funnily enough, it is just called ‘black.’
There are plenty of other really nice black paints that you can get from Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and your local stores.
Purchase a couple of tester paint pots and try them to see which one you like for your black accent wall.
The contrasting paint for the white walls is ice white. Nice a bright, barely any undertones – fresh and ready to make your black accent wall pop.
Flooring in the room with a black accent wall
Work with the flooring that you have, or if you need to renew, maybe opt for wood laminate or hardwood flooring. A carpet is also a great option.
I particularly like this lightwood laminate from Home Depot because it gives just a little warmth to the room and is quite a modern look.
Within our design, we do not include floors or paint as we cannot price these items up.
Obviously, you will need to obtain estimates from your local suppliers, who will ask for your measurements and work out how much you need and the cost of installation.
If you are unsure how to measure – we have a handy measuring guide which you can refer to below.
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What lasts longer, laminate or hardwood?
This is a difficult question to answer because it depends on a number of factors.
In general, hardwood floors are more durable than laminate floors. However, laminate floors can last longer if they are properly maintained and cared for.
For example, if you have a high-traffic area in your home, hardwood floors may start to show wear and tear more quickly than laminate floors.
On the other hand, if you have a pet or child who is hard on your floors, laminate floors may be a better option because they are more resistant to scratches and stains.
Ultimately, the decision of which type of flooring to choose depends on your individual needs and preferences. Talk to a flooring expert to find out which option would be best for your home.
With such a dramatic accent wall, we need to carefully consider our lighting choice.
Let’s get some warmth into the room and spaces to compliment the black accent wall.
How to choose a ceiling light to complement a black accent wall
When choosing a ceiling light to complement a black accent wall, you’ll want to consider the size, shape, and style of the light.
A black accent wall can be very dramatic, so you’ll want to choose a light that is proportional to the space.
For example, if you have a small room with a black accent wall, you’ll want to choose a small light or a cluster of lights.
If you have a large room with a black accent wall, you can go for a bigger light or a chandelier.
You’ll also want to think about the style of the light. Black walls look great with both modern and traditional lights.
Our choice of light
This particular light was chosen because it has an array of cherry-type lights. The reason I choose this is that we are lighting up a bedroom. Subtle lighting is ideal for a bedroom.
The light is a Euro design and has a semi-flush mount with a brass finish. There are ten LED dimmable bulbs if you have dimmer switch capability in your bedroom and the ceiling light measures approximately 27.5 inches in width.
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What do LED bulbs do?
LED bulbs are becoming increasingly popular because they are more energy-efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs use less electricity and last longer, which means you’ll save money in the long run.
In addition, LED bulbs produce very little heat, so they are safer to use around children and pets.
A variety of color
Another benefit of LED bulbs is that they come in a variety of colors, so you can choose the perfect fixture for your space.
If you’re looking for a more energy-efficient and longer-lasting alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs are a great option.
With many different colors to choose from, LED bulbs can also help you create the perfect ambiance.
Bedside accent lamps
Next to our bed, we have two accent lights to throw light up onto the black accent wall.
When choosing you’re beside accent lamp, keep in mind that if you choose a black shade or base, it will not pop as much as a contrasting color.
Our lamp is made from white ceramic with a white shade; definitely, a pop, don’t you think?
The lamp has been designed with Art Deco in mind. For more information on the Art Deco style, visit our blog.
The lamp stands around 25 inches in height and is finished with a brass base to tie in with our ceiling light. Shop the Look below.
Don’t forget if you have plenty of room, you can add more lights, for example, floor standing lights or accent lights.
Now for the fun part – the furniture
The bed is undoubtedly the major piece of furniture in any bedroom. Measure up correctly before you order a King or a Queen, as you may only have enough room for a smaller bed.
Let’s pop with some color and add a white faux leather bed against your black accent wall.
This platform bed has a saddle-stitched material and is a very contemporary design. You can purchase the bed in twin, queen, or king, but you will have to buy a box spring to go with it and also a mattress.
The frame can hold up to 700lbs and is available in different colors if white is not your thing.
This modern bed is a great addition to the black accent wall, be brave, be fearless!
What is the point of a box spring?
A box spring is a type of mattress foundation that is typically used in conjunction with an inner-spring mattress.
The purpose of a box spring is to provide support for the mattress and absorb some of the wear and tear that occurs over time.
Box springs also help to prolong the life of your mattress by absorbing some of the impacts from daily use.
Without a box spring, your mattress would likely sag and become uncomfortable much sooner. So if you’re looking to get the most out of your mattress, be sure to use a box spring.
What do people use nightstands for?
Nightstands are small pieces of furniture that are typically used in bedrooms. They are placed next to the bed and provide a convenient place to store items such as books, glasses, or a lamp.
Nightstands can also be used to display decorative items such as photos or vases. If you’re looking for a way to add storage and style to your bedroom, a nightstand is a great option.
Different styles and sizes
There are many different styles of nightstands to choose from, so you can find the perfect one to match your bed and bedroom furniture.
If you have a small room, you may want to consider a floating nightstand or wall-mounted nightstand.
For a larger room, a dresser with built-in nightstands may be a better option.
You can also find nightstands with hidden compartments or drawers, which are perfect for storing items such as jewelry or medication.
Our choice of nightstand
For our design, we picked out a lightwood nightstand, again to pop against the black wall.
Adding more accents – a chair
An accent chair is always a bonus if you have the space available. Black or white or grey, do what suits your design.
Chill out in your bedroom and watch the TV if you have one, read a book, have your morning coffee – just don’t throw your clothes over this beauty.
Our accent chair
Keeping in our black accent wall ideas, we opted for a white chair made from velvet with a modern look.
Adding a touch of glamour to our room, this velvet chair is surmounted on a gold chrome steel sled base which gives it a sleek modern look.
The chair offers a premium seating experience and has spring support. Not only will it look great in the bedroom but why not buy one for the office or living room as well.
A little on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for, as they say.
Time to soften up that black accent wall
Adding the curtains
We love natural daylight, but sometimes it has to be diffused, especially when it is time to go to bed. Let’s shop for curtains or blinds.
Choose curtains that will block out the amount of daylight that suits you. If the room is dark and east facing, you can opt for these sheer gold and beige curtains to brighten up your walls.
The linen-rich curtains have a beautiful gold strip running through them. The panels are available in different sizes and widths. If your window is on your black accent wall, it will definitely pop.
To measure your curtains, you should take the measurement two to three times the width of your window or opening.
The curtains are sold per panel and start at around $50 each.
A throw that warms up the bed
Color can be added in the form of a soft faux fur throw; it also adds a little drama and accents against any neutral bed linen you may have on the bed.
The hues of brown and gray in this throw soften the black accent wall and introduce the texture and color to warm up the room.
This blanket is reversible with a braided pattern and measures 60 inches in length. The price for keeping your toes warm is around $112.
What is faux fur?
Faux fur is a type of fabric that looks like real animal fur. It is made from synthetic materials, so it is more affordable than real fur and does not require the same level of care.
What to look for when buying faux fur
When shopping for faux fur, you’ll want to pay attention to the pile (the length of the fibers).
Longer piles will look more like real animal fur, while shorter piles will have a more artificial look.
Faux fur is also available in a variety of colors, so you can find the perfect shade to match your décor.
Pillows make a room
I have an infatuation with pillows – all shapes and sizes, color or texture, and in any room. If I could get away with putting them in the bathroom, I probably would.
Be bold with your pillows as they add to your decor. Choose a variety of textures and colors.
A complete mixture in color, and these pillow covers blend so well with a black accent wall and white walls as they take in all of the colors.
Measuring 18 inches x 18 inches each, you can throw these in the washing machine or hand wash them. The zips are invisible, and the manufacturer states that they do not shrink.
These are currently at a really good price at just $19.99 for a set of four. You just need to purchase the pillows.
Softening up the floor with a rug
Make a room more comfortable with a rug. It adds a layer to carpet or wood and makes the floor more welcoming and warmer.
Our choice of rug
We went all out and chose a luxury shag pile rug that measures 8 feet by 10 feet. This lovely soft carpet was power loomed in Turkey and is of very good quality. Where better to put your feet on a cold morning?
The height of the pile is around two inches and will look great in the bedroom, by a fireplace, or in the center of the room. The price for this size rug is $241.
And finally, we go green.
Plants, artificial or real, always look stunning in a room. They create an air of calm and relaxation.
You can put an artificial plant in front of your black accent wall or one of the white walls in your interior design ideas.
I always go for artificial plants as I am hopeless when it comes to looking after the real ones.
I chose an artificial olive tree for my black accent wall ideas as I thought it was very simple and fit in with the scheme of the room.
I was also drawn to this particular plant because of the pot that it comes with. Again a mixture of brown and gray in a painted abstract granite design.
The total height of the plant is around five feet and about 13 inches wide. It does come at a price of $124.98 but think how long it will last compared to a real plant.
Eye-popping abstract painting for a black accent wall
Our black accent wall ideas had to include an eye-popping abstract painting. We used two of the same painting in our black accent wall ideas. We just reversed the painting to face the other direction on the black wall.
This piece of art is called Runway Avenue and depicts gold and white geode crystals. This is not an original but a print on canvas. You would probably pay quite a bit more for an original canvas.
Just one of these pieces of art comes in at $47.00, and you can buy it in several different sizes.
The Final Design
So there you have it – a complete walkthrough of how we designed our black accent wall in a bedroom. For other ideas on accent walls, take a look through our other blog posts. We also feature accent walls in an industrial style.
The fit-out without paint colors or flooring comes in at just under $2,000.
Download the free Black Accent Wall Bedroom design in PDF, which comes complete with a shopping list, measuring guide, and paint color.
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