Balance dark furniture with light walls
Design is all about balance and contrast. While lighter colors tend to make spaces feel more open, darker furniture can feel luxurious and sophisticated. If you choose dark furniture, make sure other large spaces (such as your walls) are a lighter, more neutral tone.
By incorporating lighter surfaces around dark furniture, you not only draw the eye to the furniture but also make sure the room doesn’t feel cramped or cluttered. Other great options to keep your dark furniture from visually shrinking the room include lighter wall decor, flooring, or even area rugs.