French Interior Design, Room by Room – Dark Dining!

As we near the end of another week, we reach the second Chichi Furniture post on dining.

Today its all about the ‘dark side’. No light and bright today, its all about creating an intimate snug environment. You wouldn’t necessarily consider black as ‘warm’, but a room painted in dark inky colours, with dark furniture and lit with candles and a sparkling chandelier, can be very cosy and atmospheric.

It doesn’t have to be completely without light though, black is a strong visual colour and perfect for creating that stand out feature. You could decide to have light decor with the striking contrast of black dining set, you don’t want it to look awkward though, so ensure there are other black features in the room to pull the look together, a sideboard, mirror for example.

Introduce a colour, maybe have a two toned unit (like the black and green display cabinet below) – you could then add a matching table runner, or a stunning vase full of greenery. Adding layers to the room to blend the design together is so important to create a balanced, cohesive look.

Finally you could decide to turn to the dark side in a gradual way by adding just a ‘touch of black’ and choosing a black framed dining set that has matching upholstered chairs in a paler colour to soften the look. 

Whichever you choose, black is a stylish, chic colour, so have fun creating that dark ambient space. 


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We've taken French furniture designs and given them a modern twist to create shabby chic furniture that will look gorgeous in your home. Chichi's exquisite French-style furniture will transform your home with a wonderful accent of shabby chic charm.

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