Thanks to the rise and rise of Scandinavian inspired decor in recent years, the monochrome trend has yet to decrease in popularity. Although black/dark grey flooring may seem quite daunting and severe at first, it really can provide a perfect platform to create your monochrome home, working from the ground up. When paired with the right decor, it can create an absolutely stunning contrast, creating a dynamic and modern design without making your house look dark and dreary.
To give you a few ideas of how to make dark flooring work for you, we've highlighted some inspiration below from our own range, and other homeware stores we love!
All White Everything
The obvious choice for brightening up a room with dark flooring is to fill it with bright walls and tons of white homeware pieces, in order to create a striking contrast. There's plenty of modern, white furniture on the market at the moment, in sleek shapes and unusual designs, so you should have no trouble finding the perfect pieces to fit your space.
The quirky branch style bookcase is from Dwell
, and this cool, rounded coffee table is from Lakeland
To achieve a stunning contrast with a natural finish, opt for a black tiles such as those in our Stoneware Slate range
If you're worried that stark black and white could be too bold for you, that doesn't mean that you can't find ways to tone down the look to make it work for you. By combining a black and white base with lots of grey tones in your furnishings and accessories, you can easily soften the look by bringing in more tones. This way you can stick to the colour palette without making it too restrictive or uniform (unless uniformity is what you're after).
We love this 50's style 3 seater sofa from Swoon Editions
This minimal two tone vase is from Dunelm, and this shabby chic mirror is from Hand Crafted Mirrors
(Not on the High Street)
To add more colour and dimension to your space without being too flashy and distracting from the overall impact, you can simply add a mix of materials to your space, as is demonstrated below in this image of our Monza tiles.
To offset our Monza tiles
, the designer has used used a mix of metallic and wooden materials with hints of colour, against plain white walls.
This shabby wood effect wallpaper from Wallpaper from the 70's
, works brilliantly in a monochrome space, playing on the industrial trend at the same time.
This wooden clock from Calvers and Suvdal
is a great example of minimal, Scandinavian style, while this copper lamp from Heal's
also plays on the metallic/industrial trend, while adding subtle warmth to a cool-toned space.