Interior Design

A Black Wall for a Kid’s Room

I mentioned before that the first things I’m thinking about in decorating the new flat are boring things like wall colours, tiles, and shelving. This is the sort of fiddly stuff you want to sort before you go moving in a bunch of furniture and hanging a lot of art. One thing that I’ve always crushed on is a black accent wall. Used correctly, it can add a lot of style to a room. Used incorrectly, it can shrink your space and make it look depressing af. The key seems to be having a good colour scheme in the your accessories and furnishings so that you can keep the good vibes flowing.

I don’t know if this sounds crazy for a kids room, but I think I want to employ my black wall in Winter’s room. I’m thinking of going with light woods and white furniture, and colourful accessories. I just want to do one wall, and I can’t decide if it should be the wall with the window, or the one adjacent to the window wall. If it’s the non-window wall, I could hang art on the wall to break things up– I’m leaning towards this option. Also should it be matt, gloss, or satin paint. Gloss would reflect light, which would help counter the darkness of having a black wall, buuuut I’m not crazy about gloss paint. So then maybe satin?

Also, a little side question, where to you find cool sheets for cots? I want some funky patterned sheets that won’t be ££££.

Photos via 1, 2, 3, 4

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  • Reply
    March 27, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Aww I love that last picture with the dark wall and colorful hanging paper. Also, I might be crazy for thinking ‘OoOoOo’ to a glossy black wall for a nursery…Don’t listen to me though. I’m no pro with paint.

    • Reply
      Ferren Gipson
      March 28, 2017 at 10:43 am

      I think a little glossiness would help– I just don’t know how glossy to go. Hmmm

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