Home Decor: Back in Black – Gingerly Witty

Home Decor: Back in Black

Often times, going black can be a risky choice. After all, it's the darkest of the dark and there's no way back once the deed is done. My hair stylist has reprimanded me on multiple occasions, let me tell you. However, what might seem like an impulsive decision is actually a super stylish one as well! Not only do black walls frame a space, but black walls add contrast to the bright pops of color normally found in eclectic, bohemian spaces. Think of a black wall as the little black dress of the decor world. Whether you're lining your seating with vibrant kilims, or hanging a rattan swing chair, black walls are the perfect backdrop to colorful indoor (or as you will see, also outdoor!) furnishings and accessories that you want to pop!

Below are black walls (okay and some dark dark blue ones) featured in every single room of the house. I can't get enough!

1. Living Room


Residence Style



@kayakilims *Probably my favorite room of all time

2. Dining Room

Suburban Bees

*Try painting your ceiling black to really switch things up!

My Domaine

Apartment Therapy


3. Kitchen


Apartment Therapy

4. Bathroom



5. Bedroom

Mountain Modern Life

Designer Trapped

My Domaine

6. Entryway

The Everygirl

Apartment Therapy


Jurnal de Design Interior

7. Outdoor Spaces

Aphro Chic


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girls hanging out eclectic modern bohemian living room colorful

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Gingerly Witty Travel Los Angeles Echo Park LA style fashion

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