Unlike other fashions, the arrival of wallpapers in the world of interior design and decoration is here to stay, thanks mainly to their great versatility and the ease with which they can completely change the decoration of a room in a quick, economical and impressive way.
As wallpapers there are for all tastes, in this case we will focus on the black wallpaper, for many a color that has some respect for the belief that adds darkness to the room, but the truth is that well used is one of the most powerful effects that generate the full range of styles and colors.
Let's take a closer look at their main applications and styles!
As with other wallpapers, black can be used in all rooms of the house.
However, in most cases we will focus on a single wall that will become the focus of attention, because if we cover the entire room and the paper is very dark, it can eat some light.
In these cases the application of the wallpaper usually goes on the wall behind the sofa. It looks especially good when it is of all clear to make contrast, or when combined with gold details in part of the upholstery or cushions.
The main wall of the dining room will enhance the table, chairs and lamp that accompanies it. We can accompany it with a painting or mirror that will also be enhanced by the paper.
On the other hand, we can also coat the inside of built-in cabinets to give them a different touch and finished feel.
In corridors the most common is to coat the back wall, because being a dark tone visually shortens the length of the corridor and brings it closer to the view. However, it can also look good on a side wall when combined with a black piece on another wall.
In bedrooms, the classic is to use wallpaper on the headboard wall. Not only because it enhances the bed, but also because sometimes, due to lack of space at the foot, the paper itself serves as a headboard without taking up an inch.
In the case of black wallpaper, classic or geometric patterns look especially good in this room.
In general, unless specifically prepared for it, wallpaper should not be placed in a bathroom with a shower that may generate steam and cause it to peel off.
However, it is ideal for courtesy toilets, and in the case of black wallpaper is one of the few rooms that usually allows the coating of all the walls, as the contrast with white toilets is spectacular.
However, if one does not dare to take on the entire bathroom, one can focus on a single area, usually the wall or sink surround.
The staircase wall is often a headache when it comes to decorating, as it is a very large and empty surface that also closes diagonally, so pictures, mirrors or other decorative objects often pose problems when placing them.
This is solved with wallpaper, which completely dresses up the staircase without the need to add anything else.
In terms of decorative styles, there are black wallpapers for all tastes, and it is very important to choose yours because the appearance that will give the room will change completely if you choose one motif or another, given the large surface and presence of the wall where they are placed.
Volutes, curves, floral motifs, spirals... classic motifs are usually ideal breeding grounds for black wallpaper, because a classic house is usually associated with luxury and sophistication, in which this type of paper moves like a fish in water.
An equally elegant but more modernized style is the one that combines black and gold. Let's remember that this metal is now very fashionable, and its combination with black is a perfect match (redundancy aside ;-)
For more informal and casual personalities we have the geometric motifs. Patterns that bring a lot of dynamism to the wall, ideal to combine with furniture in white, ecru or light wood tones.
Another increasingly common option is to opt for wallpapers that imitate certain textures. Marble, leather, concrete, porcelain or brick are the most common materials, mainly because the alternative (application of the original material) is usually very expensive and problematic at the time of facing the works.
A classic of black and white or black and gray, both horizontal and vertical stripes have been used for as long as we can remember. Vertical stripes tend to visually "raise" the walls towards the ceiling and horizontal stripes tend to lower the ceiling, lengthening the sides.
In addition, today we can see alternative applications in striped wallpaper, such as combinations of horizontal and vertical stripes or combinations of stripes with other styles, stripes in color or complete coverings of a room.
The presence of flowers and animals from nature is common in recent times, mainly to add a touch of color to this tone. Small birds, elongated grasses or large peacocks populate some papers to give them a natural touch...
Slightly linked to the previous style but with somewhat different tints, the tropical style, based on the presence of large leafy plants and jungle fauna, has infected the very color black, finding papers that mimic the nature of the jungle without its characteristic green color.
For those who are looking for something different that is out of the ordinary, there are papers made by designers, sometimes anonymous or sometimes with an author's signature, who make less usual designs. Ideal for those who tend to go outside the norm and are not afraid to experiment. Skulls, ethnic motifs, hand drawings... imagination to the power!
Still need more ideas? Dots, Japanese waves, slate texture, zebras... Just in case you didn't get enough, we finish with a few more images of black wallpapers as inspiration for you to choose yours. And let's glue!