Talking about a living room with a black sofa already reminds us of a glamorous environment, but very dark and heavy, isn’t it? Well, this will depend a lot on the construction and composition of the environment. Gone are the days when black sofas stole all the light and space from rooms!
Currently, the black sofa is synonymous with a contemporary composition, in addition to being super versatile in terms of its materials and in combination with other colors. That’s why they are returning with everything to interior decoration.
After all, we don’t talk about “little black dress” without good reason, do we? In today’s post, we’re going to talk about the possibilities of the black sofa in decoration, in addition to its advantages and a super inspiring gallery for you to start planning yours!
Black sofa: the advantages
For those who have had light or colored sofas, this advantage draws a lot of attention: the black sofa hides stains and dirt more than the lighter versions. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t need to be washed! But maintenance can be done in a simpler way.
Incidentally, the leather versions of the black sofa have this double advantage: cleaning can be done more easily and superficially, with a cloth and the right product for this type of material.
Another advantage of the black sofa is the one we already mentioned: black is a basic color that allows for an infinite number of combinations.
From white, gray to color, the choice of combinations will greatly influence the lighting and lightness of the environment. This allows you to switch between different styles (almost) in a pillow change!
How to break the intensity of black
There is the main reason why people find the black sofa too heavy: this color, although basic, is very intense. In color psychology, it is treated as the color of power and mystery, but its versatility can turn these meanings around very easily!
The first tip (and the most important) to not let black weigh so much in your environment is: use contrasts! White is the most classic and suitable color to play this role.
But if you don’t want an environment based on B&W, think of raw tones, pastels or an off-white palette. These light tones offer a good contrast of light in black (even if it is predominant) and can end up inserting a secondary color, such as light blue, light green or pink.
Another tip is: for younger and more relaxed environments, it is worth using other vibrant colors. The black and red combination is super classic, but the yellow and black is entering the decor with everything!
And remember that the contrast with warmer colors creates a more fun and relaxed balance with black, while combinations with blue, purple and green can end up making the environment colder and heavier. Keep an eye out for this when decorating!
From contemporary to classic in an instant!
Black sofas are almost always associated with a more contemporary climate — in the minimalist and industrial style, they are even more recurrent. But some compositions can very easily enter a style considered classic and sophisticated.
This will depend both on the choice of sofa model and on the choice of other decorative elements, be they cushions, chandeliers, corner or coffee tables, and even the objects that will be placed in that environment.
After all, the Chesterfield sofa model, created in the early 20th century by the Earl of Chesterfield, Phillipe Stanhope, pleases different styles of decoration, from classic to industrial.
What will define the style of the environment is its composition with the rest of the decoration of the room.
So our tip is: don’t just think about choosing the sofa to define your living room. All furniture, objects and even the choice of wallpaper or paint influence the style your room can take.
Now, let’s get to the pictures!
Image 1 – Black sofa with buttoned coupled cushions in a super contemporary and creative environment.
Image 2 – Contrast the black of the sofa with other colored objects, such as pillows and pictures.
Image 3 – Black sofa for a bright environment of an industrial style loft.
Image 4 – Black sofa with cushions in the same color that camouflage.
Image 5 – Sofa with a chaise long style seat in a mix of modernity and sophistication.
Image 6 – Black and red in contrast with the light colors for a perfect harmony.
Image 7 – Black as the main color of the environment without being too heavy and dark.
Image 8 – Leather sofa with dark wood support and feet in an industrial style.
Image 9 – Black sofa decorated with pillows and blanket in grey, white and caramel.
Image 10 – Dark and glam environment with black buttoned leather sofa and silver pillows to bring a lot of shine.
Image 11 – Super comfort with a corner sofa with an elongated depth.
Image 12 – B&W environment: straight decor with a rounded and golden detail to draw attention.
Image 13 – Raw or pastel colors on the pillows and blanket to break the darkness of the black sofa.
Image 14 – Black sofa with a geometric texture that makes the environment more interesting.
Image 15 – Silver cushion in a futuristic look to highlight the black sofa.
Image 16 – Black sofa with a super puff in the same model to rest.
Image 17 – Modular sofa with chaise longue and matching set of pillows.
Image 18 – To rock: black sofa suspended by ropes and an iron beam in the loveseat style.
Image 19 – Contrast of the black leather sofa with a heavier look and the white paint on the wall and the super light curtain.
Image 20 – Glam and fun environment: the black leather sofa loses its heavier tone in the composition with pink, gold and various colored objects.
Image 21 – Minimalist and industrial: sofa with metal support and feet and rounded upholstery in black
Image 22 – Another environment in an industrial loft: retractable corner sofa in predominantly B&W decor.
Image 23 – Printed pillows with different textures to give the black leather sofa a more cozy look.
Image 24 – Corner sofa with planned base: comfort and practicality with drawers for those who need to store a lot of things.
Image 25 – A touch of white to break the black of the wall and sofa: B&W striped cushions in the middle of constant black.
Image 26 – Modern and sophisticated: elongated sofa in straight shapes in the Chaise Longue style to stretch your legs.
Image 27 – Another combination of black and red: contrast with the gray and brown of the rest of the environment.
Image 28 – Minimalist and contemporary environment: black, white and brown tones.
Image 29 – Working with surfaces and other light tones to balance the black and ensure a brighter environment.
Image 30 – Black sofa with textured fabric and ornate designs.
Image 31 – Black velvet sofa with vibrant colors on the cushions, rug and painting to make the environment more cheerful.
Image 32 – Sophisticated and contemporary: mix of more classic elements in the environment with a black sofa full of pillows.
Image 33 – Colored striped blanket covering part of the classic black leather chesterfield sofa.
Image 34 – Sofa interconnected to the panel with shelves for books and decorations.
Image 35 – Environment with black sofa and natural elements to bring more life to the room.
Image 36 – Long room with two environments: office and living room with a modern black sofa in contrast, highlighting the yellow armchair.
Image 37 – Black modular sofa in a fuller decoration and a final touch of green.
Image 38 – Black, red and blue: combination for those who want a more urban environment.
Image 39 – Mix of sophistication, sobriety and modern restaurants: Black leather sofa with buttoned back as a seat for the dining table and other meals.
Image 40 – Double and spacious environment with two black mega sofas connected to make you very comfortable.
Image 41 – Between artisanal and industrial: wooden structure braided in natural fiber and upholstered in black leather.
Image 42 – Black sofa without backrest and super pillows for maximum comfort.
Picture 43 – Super black sofa with chaise longue and colored crochet puffs to break the blackness of the environment.
Image 44 – Black leather puff style sofa in a colder and more industrial environment.
Image 45 – Black and yellow in contrast on the cushions of this velvet sofa.
Image 46 – Minimal environment with black, gray and an off-white palette.
Picture 47 – Black sofa with striped texture and many pillows with geometric prints.
Picture 48 – Black sofa in a more sober environment with a touch of life in the little plant on the coffee table.
Image 49 – Modern with a touch of class: black velvet sofa with metallic feet in a more modern environment.
Image 50 – All black: predominantly black environment with sofa and contrast in some lighter details.
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