How to Decorate a Dining Room With Black Furniture
Add a Dramatic Black Chandelier
Even a touch of black in your dining room furniture is the perfect excuse to invite a little extra drama to the table. Pair dining chairs featuring leather seats with matte black lighting for a striking look that will have dinner guests wanting more. From industrial to glam, a dark statement chandelier brings flair perfect for entertaining in the dining room.
Mismatch Your Dining Room Table and Chairs
There’s no rule that says your dining room set must be a perfect match. Simple black chairs pair well with lighter colors and vice versa. If you have a black dining room table, try matching it with lighter chairs for the same effect. If the color difference feels too harsh, add a cabinet or buffet to match with the chairs and balance out the room.
Add an Elegant Black Bar Cart
For large dining rooms, an elegant black bar cart is a beautiful and functional way to fill in any gaps. The sleek black rails create smooth lines that are perfect against a white or neutral background. Plus, bar carts make it easier to store liquor and barware when hosting parties with friends or family.
Go Glam With Your Dining Room Table
The little black dress is a staple of glamour, but what about the little black dining room table? When paired with lighter high-backed chairs and an elegant chandelier, your dining room will feel instantly more sophisticated. If you have lighter walls, curtains, or floors, punctuate your dining room with other black furniture, like a bar cart or bookshelf, to add balance to the room.
Store Dishes and China on a Black Shelf
Bookshelves aren’t just for the living room or library. You can add a slick black shelf to your dining room to hold your favorite china and dishes. Punctuate a dark shelf with light pieces made of natural materials like ceramic or wicker to soften the mood. Black shelves and furniture stand out more next to flowy white curtains, adding contrast to a light room.
Use Black Accents to Frame Furniture
Emphasize any black features in dining room furniture by framing it with black pendant lamps or a black accented area rug. By adding black above and below your furniture, you create a picture frame that ties in the common elements. This continuity makes your dining room look as fresh, put together, and sophisticated as a black-tie dining event.