Dark, Dignified Drapery

Monday, August 13, 2012 | Category: Color, Decorating, Design Inspiration, Magazines, Paint

We are currently working on a guest bedroom where we are specifying black silk drapes- oh the luxuriousness!   I know, not your typical drapery color, but I promise you black drapes can look tres chic and really add some drama to a space!

I’ll let you in on a little secret…the key to doing black drapes the right way is to pair them with white walls.  This ensures that they are the exclamation point in the room (and also that they don’t get too dark and dreary) Another way to achieve black drape success is to pair them with black and white graphic prints, metallics, and if you do color, only do tiny pops of color- or your room may end up looking like a bad black and white college dorm room.

 {In Style Magazine}

 {Rue Magazine}


 {Darryl Carter}

 {Made by Girl}



{Elle Decor}

If custom black drapes are too much of a commitment for you and you just want to inexpensively experiment with them, we have the perfect source for you HERE.

So, have we convinced you to run out and purchase your first set of black drapes? I promise you won’t regret it!

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7 Comments to 'Dark, Dignified Drapery'

Heather | Vivid Hue Home 14 Aug 12 at 9:28 am

I have become obsessed with black lacquer accessories (chairs, doors, etc) lately. These black drapes would be the perfect companion! Great post

Jacqueline 14 Aug 12 at 10:36 pm

I love this. I always thought Black curtains would look very depressing, now I am trying to figure out which room I could redo lol. Loving your blog.

Octavia 15 Aug 12 at 9:34 am

I love ALL white rooms with black or grey accents! I found this post on Amazine.com with a similar feel but with yellow accents! Here it is http://www.amazine.com/story/800338

Trevor Price 15 Aug 12 at 4:51 pm

Those are beautiful! That is a room to relax in or to show off to company. Gives me some great ideas for my house!

Sofia 15 Aug 12 at 10:02 pm

You’re right, those black drapers do add drama, nice!

DM 16 Aug 12 at 5:11 pm

Black can really make the color in your room pop. The rooms look beautiful!

Walnut Furniture 18 Aug 12 at 12:16 am

Sophisticated look. High end, expensive, ultra modern look and so natural. I really love the black and white drama here.

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