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okay to this is the bed that Fiance and I bought! It was a bit of a compromise for me but he loves it and he’s never super passionate about anything like this lol. I don’t think it’s bad and it has some of the things I wanted in it
butttt… I reallly dont want to do black nightstands, bookcase, dresser etc. Our future apartment isn’t that big and i’m worried that all of the black will make it look small and dark.
There are cream colored carpets.
We already got a bedding set as a shower gift. Gray comforter and white sheets that we registered for. This could always be changed as its not opened and we have a gift receipt. But we do like it!
Is there any other color/type of furniture that we could mix this black leather with? lol
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Oh, you could totally rock colored furniture to contrast with the bed! I don’t see a problem with that. OR…what about a colored wall behind the bed?
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What about silver like this???
I actually have some pieces from this set and I LOVE it. I love the mirrors and the silver.. and they’re super super sturdy. I don’t have a headboard yet but I think it can go with pretty much anything. Plus you said you had grey sheets and comforter???
PS it’s the Hayworth collection from Pier 1 and they all seem to be on sale at the moment.
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We also just bought a black bed (originally didn’t want black, but was still better than the other options…). We paired it with red night tables in the same style. The walls are white, so everyting is not too dark. And it is more the style of the furniture which makes the room look very nicely vintage-y.
Just wanted to say: You can pair it with differently colored furniture, as long as the overall style fits together. 🙂
Post # 6
I’m a fan of furniture matching, with maybe a focus/accent piece. I’d want black nightstands and dresser, but maybe a bright red or blue bookshelf? or black everything but a gray/mirror dresser?
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i am also a fan of everything matching. because right now everything we have is a different color or different kind of wood. with black you can really put anything with it ! i like gray, white and yellow with some black.
Post # 10
You can definitely get away with using a different colour for everything else, and just making the bed the accent piece, then you can have any other colour furniture you want. That’s a nice looking bed.
Post # 11
You can do mirrored nighstands/dressers kind of like what flyawaycricket posted. I’ve seen some good deals on them at homegoods.
Post # 12
Try colored accent tables, as PP’s mentioned. It’ll look great against next to the bed, and you can always do darker dressers if you’d like or keep with the same colors as you use for the colored nightstands.
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- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Use light colored linens and curtains and consider buying nonmatching nightstands and dressers. I like PP’s idea of red nightstands. Not too enthused about mirrored only because I hate seeing fingerprints and smudges on mirrors so I would spend a lot of time wiping them down; it’s the same reason I bought black appliances over stainless (they now have smudgeproof stainless but IMO it doesn’t look as nice.)
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@Woodstock: This is nice! It looks similar to the restoration hardware pieces that boomer86 posted but a bit of a better price! and not so mirrored that id want to clean it every day!
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We have all black bedroom furniture with a gray comforter as well! If you’re allowed to paint your apartment, you could liven it up with some light but bright colors. We have a yellowish/orangish accent wall behind the bed with a pale yellow/beige color (sorry for the horrible color descriptions) on the rest of the walls. IMO it contrasts nicely with the dark colored furniture while making the room feel brighter and more open.
I also like the ideas about fun colored accent furniture!
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@moose91: exactly. the way the mirrors are.. you don’t see the smudges and the mirrors are only on the front.. the sides are painted that really pretty silver. I’ve had my dresser for about 2 years now and honestly I don’t think I’ve seen any fingerprint smudges on them yet! Plus I like how they have some slightly feminine touches to them with the handles. I still think they’re expensive though, but they’re good quality and realy sturdy (and heavy!!!)