Be brave and choose the darkest of shades to add drama, depth or definition to your scheme.

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Decorating with black can be a scary prospect, but if you've got the itch to move over to the dark side, we've put together a list of our top picks to get you started.

Va Va Frome black wallpaper, £110 per roll, Woodchip & Magnolia

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We love the timeless, vintage quality that this wallpaper by Pearl Lowe has. It hints to the botanical trend with the leaf print but feels moody and sultry because of its dark colour palette. 

Cow reversible duvet, from £10, George Home

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Cowhides and cow prints are everywhere at the minute and we can see why. We were so excited to spot that George Home has come out with its own cow print duvet set, which looks far more expensive that it is! The white contrast in this bedding will break up a dark scheme perfectly.

Beat table light, £435, Tom Dixon

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Black and gold has always been a winning combination. If you are adopting a darker colour palette in your home, then we think gold should be your metallic of choice. This gorgeous table lamp designed by Tom Dixon is beautifully simple and would look great on any side table.

Hidey-Hole eco paint, £18.86 for 750ml, Earthborn Paints

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Go bold or go home! If you think it's time to get the paintbrush out then Hidey-Hole from Earthborn Paints is a black that will transform any space into a dark haven. 

Black and white leaves print, from £14, Abstract House

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If wallpaper or paint is a step too far, then opting for dark prints housed in black frames is an effective way of bringing a black element into any space. This leaves print is subtle but will definitely make a statement. 

Archie dining chair, £59, Cult Furniture

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When it comes to furniture, a mix of black upholstery and wooden features is a winner in our eyes. This Archie dining chair would work just as well as an accent chair, spruced up with a cushion in an entranceway or in the corner of a bedroom.


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