Black Lacquer Bedroom Furniture
Make a statement with Black Lacquer
Black lacquer bedroom furniture makes a daring style statement. Most people, when choosing bedroom furniture, have certain adjectives as their guide: cozy, intimate, comfortable.
Choosing black lacquer bedroom furniture seems to fly in the face of these values. It also means rejecting one of the most basic principles of furniture design: to maximize the light in a room as much as possible. Black lacquer furniture is hard and unyielding; it doesn't say "sweet slumber" like an old-fashioned pine dresser, and it absorbs the light rather than reflecting it flatteringly around the room.
For these reasons, if you love the idea of having black lacquer furniture in your bedroom, you should proceed with caution. Once the beloved fashion of the Eighties, such furniture has now fallen out of favor along with peach- colored bathroom suites. When you're planning your room around such furniture, you need to avoid the Eighties look while still preserving the minimalism that made black lacquer furniture so popular the first time round. Mixing the starkness of black lacquer with more colorful details can be very effective, but you need to choose those details carefully. Avoid combining black lacquer furniture with:
White fur rugs - Yes, the luxurious texture of the rug contrasts well with the bareness of the monochromatic color scheme, but it's all been done before - in the decade that fashion forgot. Also, fur is decidedly un-PC these days.
Floral - This style is a witty contrast too far.
Black carpets - You want to be able to see where furniture ends and furnishings begin.
Hi-fi systems - The combination of gadgets and black lacquer bedroom furniture together are just too Eighties, even if you're using a gadget that hadn't been invented back then.
Other kinds of wooden furniture - Black lacquer furniture is one of the few kinds of furniture that you can't mix and match.
So how can you make black lacquer bedroom furniture work? Think about one of the terms for the technique of applying black lacquer - japanning. This is because the technique of lacquering furniture for decoration and protection originated in the Far East. So take a cue from Oriental design when you plan around your bedroom furniture. Choose warm red or gold tones for your walls and fabrics, and add Oriental touches such as a Chinese fan on the wall or a few blossoms in a long vase. The "less is more" style of Oriental interior design lends itself well to the minimalist lines of black lacquer bedroom furniture.