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Black interiors: chic or scary?

When it comes to clothing, the colour black is always in fashion. Timeless, glamorous and elegant, you only have to picture Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to appreciate why black has such everlasting appeal. But with interiors, it seems to be a different story. Rather than be celebrated in the home, as it is in fashion, black seems to be confined behind the closed doors of our wardrobes. Which got us thinking…why is it we don’t hesitate about dressing head-to-toe in black, but when it comes to decorating our homes, black rarely, if ever, gets a look in? So, with Halloween on the horizon, we thought we’d take a long hard look at the use of black in interior design, to decide once and for all if this gothic staple is oh so chic, or just plain scary!

Black dining tables instantly evoke gothic glamour

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Black and white together are a classic and timeless pairing

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Black furniture appears camouflaged against black walls

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Black chalkboard paint makes a fun feature wall

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Black makes bright colour pops stand out

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Black block colours make a bold statement

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Black walls are a great canvas for graphic prints


So, after seeing these inspiring uses of black interiors, we have to say, we are now 100% team chic. If you too are feeling inspired, we have some gorgeous fabrics that are on the darker side, so don’t forget to check out the full range of fabrics available on our lovely Willow & Hall goodies. And if you have any questions about the variety of options on offer, our Customer Service team are always on hand to offer their advice. You can contact them on 0845 468 0577 or at

Kind regards,

The Willow & Hall team

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