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Matte Black, 7 Places To Use It In Your Decor

December 26, 2017


Matte black, childrens room, home inspiration, decor inspiration, monochrome, ikea stuva

I have loved white decor for a very long time. And as much as I still really love it, one of the recent interior trends that have been pulling me in is matte black. I fell for white because of the way it can make a room look bigger and brighter. Black, on the other hand, has the amazing ability to make a room look cosy and sleek at the same time!

So, with the help of lovely Pinterest and researching how and where I will add matte black to my home, I have started the process. Over the last few months, I have slowly started to add black to my decor. One of the places I have probably found the easiest to start with is the children’s room. As I have two boys, adding a bit of black to their room turned out to be a great idea. Not only has it made the room look a lot more sophisticated, but I have also found myself not worrying too much about finger marks on the furniture!

Win-win in my eyes!

Check out below how I have added black to my son’s room. Because I already had quite a few white pieces in my decor, I felt it was just natural to go monochrome. A balance between the black and white.

Matte black, childrens room, home inspiration, decor inspiration, monochrome, ikea stuva

The children’s room isn’t the only place I plan on using a bit more matte black. If you are also really feeling this trend, read along to find out where else you can be using some matte black.

I find that it can add a really sophisticated look to a room. I love when it’s added to different colours and textures. For example, a plain black wardrobe paired with a textured colourful rug. The black can still make a statement whilst complimenting the rug too. It can be a very simple piece of furniture but still really stand out because of the fact that it is matte black.

Depending on where you prefer to have matte black in your home, here are 7 places you can incorporate the trend:

  1. Kitchen cabinets. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of this before. Matte black kitchen cabinets. If you want to make your kitchen cosy yet sophisticated, try a bit of this colour. Personally, it is the place I want to use matte black the most. It makes a statement without standing out too much.
  2. Kitchen utensils. Kitchen utensils would look so cool in black! I absolutely love this idea because it is different. If you don’t want to take a big chunk of your decor and turn it black, little bits and pieces of kitchen utensils are a great place to use it.
  3. Home accessories; vases, trays etc… These are a great way of slowly incorporating the colour at home. If you have been a white lover for the past few years and, like me, haven’t tried to explore too many other colours, the change can seem like quite a leap. Starting with home accessories is probably the best place as it can slowly blend into your decor.
  4. Furniture. For example, your wardrobe, your desk or even your sofa! Changing one or two pieces of furniture to black can be an idea. I love the way one piece of furniture can recreate the look of a room.
  5. Walls. If you’re worried about applying it to a whole room, which I, by the way, wouldn’t even do myself, try adding it to half. And what I mean by half is apply black to the bottom half of your room and leave the top half white. This way you’re adding the colour you want without overtaking the whole room.
  6. Desk accessories. It can make your desk look so classy! Just a few matte black boxes or a pen pot and voila, a classy desk too?!
  7. Bedding. This is the one I absolutely love the idea of, but not sure if I can do myself  I really love printed bedding. But, one way you can try it is by adding texture to your bedding as well as black. Maybe with a huge chunky blush throw. It creates contrast and texture.

Matte black, childrens room, home inspiration, decor inspiration, monochrome, ikea stuva

Matte black, childrens room, home inspiration, decor inspiration, monochrome, ikea stuva

Matte black, childrens room, home inspiration, decor inspiration, monochrome, ikea stuva

Matte black, childrens room, home inspiration, decor inspiration, monochrome, ikea stuva

I will probably be adding matte black to a few of those places I have named. If you’re also thinking about adding some matte black, feel free to use some of the tips. I hope they have helped.

Matte black, childrens room, home inspiration, decor inspiration, monochrome, ikea stuva


  • Rashdah Hameed

    January 15, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    I am unfortunately classified as a black addict in my house. black clothes, black covers black anything that is black stylish I have it. Bad habit to be honest! Lol I think I need to take inspiration from you and move onto white. But I would still crave black…ok now I sound like someone that is completely off her nutters!

  • K.T. Lynn

    January 16, 2018 at 3:38 am

    Although I’m typically not a fan of modern decor, I like the way you’ve decorated. Matte black works! And those dolls are too cute! Where did you get those?

  • Dilraz Kunnummal

    January 16, 2018 at 10:08 am

    I really am loving the speech bubbles idea!
    That might be extremely interesting for my toddler’s room..with some of the cutesy words he says 😀

  • Nazrin Miah

    January 16, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    I am absolutely in love with th eblack clouds on the walls! The attention really is in the detail – I wonder if you could write on tops of these! Maybe some cool quotes or favourite hadiths! The entire room looks so homely because you can tell you have created the room with your bare hands! I LOVE EVERYTHING OMG!!!!!

  • Dee @thrifdeedubai

    January 16, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Oh my!! I am loving this!! Love the monochrome bench…. is the topper from ikea? The speech bubbles are really cute! ❤

  • Hafsa

    January 16, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Oh I absolutely love it! It looks lovely mashaAllah! I went monochrome when we redecorated brown wooden kitchen cabinets, they were old victorian style with panels so I painted the frame white and added matt black to the panels! Trasformed the kitchen completely 🙂

  • Fozia S

    January 16, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    I do love black…lots of black clothes….and I have black appliances in my kitchen with a black worktop and tiles….but I have never thought about black in bedrooms.

    Looks good but I think I prefer a bit of colour in bedrooms. I am loving those clouds though!

  • Bushra

    January 17, 2018 at 3:12 am

    I love Black colour very much… And almost everything in black colour looks amazing…

  • Madhiya Qureshi

    January 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    So cute! I think a blackboard or a wall with board paint or even a portion of a wall painted with board paint would look really cute with the kids drawing and all for a more personalized touch. I prefer colours so I’d go with blue maybe but these are all really cute ideas!

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