Many people are afraid to decorate black bedroom furniture because they are afraid it will look too dark. Black can be used in many home furnishings throughout your home. With the right placement and other colors, black furniture can help create a sophisticated look without feeling too dark. Apply a contrasting paint color to the walls. Brighter colors like tan, blue and green will make the black furniture stand out while coloring. Avoid colors like navy blue, dark brown and reddish brown because they do not contrast the black furniture enough and will further darken in the bedroom.
Add a large, light rug to the floor if your floor is dark. Light flooring will help contrast the black bedroom furniture while helping to keep the room feeling bright and airy. Put the bed against a wall that is against the entrance door, if possible. You want the bed to be the first thing you see when you walk in. It makes the black bed the focal point of the room and will keep it from blocking the flow into the room.
Place black tables on both sides of the bed, then at least 6 inches between each piece of furniture, if possible. The distance holds the wall the bed is feeling too dark by leaving the bright walls to be seen. Put your black chest of drawers in a walk-in closet if it is possible to keep far too many dark pieces from being in the black bedroom. Otherwise place your chest of drawers on the largest wall, which is not already occupied by furniture.