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15 Awesome Black Couch Living Room Ideas

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As far as living room decor goes, black is quickly trending into the new neutral. Black leather is becoming more and more popular. For a good reason too, even with cloth, black is easy to maintain and can hide stains and blemishes, making it a popular option for families or households with pets.

The couch is undoubtedly the focal point of most living rooms. Most design experts agree black sets a dramatic atmosphere in the room. The black gives it both depth and magnitude. For the best contrast and pop, they recommend going with lighter paint colors on the walls. Lighter walls can also soften the room up, making it less stark and minimalist.

If you've already got your room decorated and are placing a black couch in the space, you can pick accessories that complement the other colors present in the room to tie everything together. However, if you are starting from scratch, design experts recommend tying in golds, pinks, dark leafy greens, and warm cognac browns to help introduce color and balance the blackout.

A modern living room interior with black couch, 15 Awesome Black Couch Living Room Ideas

15 Awesome Black Couch Living Room Ideas

1. Stark Minimalist

If you enjoy the minimalist decor, this hits the nail right on the head! They've incorporated some white pillows, white walls, and a gray-white textured wall to add dimension but also to soften things up a little bit. The minimalist design definitely shines through.

Modern minimalism style living room interior

2. Modern Metal

Modern interior with black sofa

Even though this living room has achieved a modern look, they've added a lighter colored rug and brown throw pillows to balance it out and make it more welcoming, maintaining the minimalist feel. For lighting, they've incorporated a skinny metal pole lamp to blend in and not take away from the dramatics of the room.

Check out this pole lamp on Amazon.

3. Contemporary Black

Contemporary living room

This contemporary setup incorporates angles and vibrant pops of color to create a very dramatic yet fun space. Again they've utilized a simple pole lamp next to the couch and a big fun contemporary clock on the wall. The varying sizes and shapes of vases add depth and interest to the room.

Check out this clock on Amazon.

4. Leopard Print Fun

The leopard print pillows repeat the black yet add in some gold and warmth, tying in the gold wall art above the couch. Again they've used a white rug to lighten the space up, along with white paint on the walls and white side tables. 

Check out these leopard print pillows on Amazon.

5. Farmhouse Chic

Here they've lined the wall with artwork that has a natural wood frame really warming up the space; the side table wood matches the artwork frames and then has both a dark green plant and black lamp to tie it all together. They've added a dark green wreath in the window, lighter throw pillows of varying sizes to add some depth, and a light-colored patterned rug to finish it off. This is a perfect example of a warm, comfortable, welcoming space that includes a black couch.

Check out this adjustable side table lamp on Amazon.

Check out this farmhouse decor wreath on Amazon.

6. Patterns & Brick

Colorful pillows on a sofa with brick wall in background

Here they've achieved a fun, funky eclectic look with warm brown brick and colorful patterns. They've added a fun metal pole lamp, giving it a modern flair and multiple throw pillows with fun colorful patterns adding a fresh pop of color, the red and pink specifically tying in the upholstered side chair.

7. Black & Blue

Luxury apartment with living room interior with black corner sofa

This room gives off a luxurious vibe. They've paired the black couch with dark flooring and navy walls. Then they've brought some light into the space with the mostly white painting, white-topped coffee tables, and teal throw pillows. Finishing it off with light gray curtains.

8. Masculine Chic

Here they've made the room appear larger and more open by adding a circular mirror to the wall. Softened it with silver curtains, white flooring, and a lighter rug. They've added some more depth by throwing in a cognac pillow and a dark leafy green plant.

9. Black & Gray

This room puts off an ultimate comfort vibe! Nothing stark about this room! They've used a furry blanket to add a layered comfortable look. More layers were added with plush pillows alternating from light and dark grays to white. They've finished the room off with a gray wood coffee table, silver accents, gray drapes, and a charcoal light.

Check out this gray furry blanket on Amazon.

10. Feminine Black

When most people think of a black couch, they lean toward a masculine look. This setup proves you can have a completely feminine room with a black couch. They've picked accents that go with the gold legs of the couch and then gold and pink throws on the couch. Tied in those pink throws by painting the wall a light shade of pink. They added a mirror to help open the room up and a black light fixture for dramatics.

11. Casual Comfort

This room has been made very inviting. They have accomplished this by choosing a plush couch, mixing colorful patterns on the throws, adding books underneath the couch with the colorful spines showing to create a lived-in feel. A mirror to open the space up for some depth, layered rugs for dramatics, and then a mid-century modern coffee table for a fun feel, and let's not forget those dark leafy greens to round things out.

12. Black On Black

They've chosen to go with lots of dark in this room, lightening up with only a few throw pillows, blankets, flooring, tables, and then the wall color. They've added some depth with the leafy greens and lighter table colors. Even though it is a lot of dark, they've still successfully pulled off a plush-looking space.

13. Wood & Greens

What a dramatic showstopper this is! They've added a couple of throws to the couch and a black and white throw that matches perfectly with natural wood, black, and gold focal art piece displayed on the wall. Then used more natural wood for the coffee table, rattan ottomans, and plant pots tying in with all the natural wood. Then those dark leafy greens and layered rugs in darker and lighter colors as the finishing touch.

Check out these rattan ottomans on Amazon.

14. Traditional Black

Here they have the more traditional decor with a throw rug featuring creams, pink, and browns. They've got a black metal coffee table and dark cabinetry in the room to tie in the couch. Both the touch of pink flowers on the coffee table and the cream curtains add a nice soft touch to the room while tying into the traditional style rug.

15. Black Glam

Pink fur, striped pillows, light pink ottomans, a silver mirrored metal table, a crystal chandelier, and a gray and white rug really glam this room up! Who knew black could be so glam?

Final Thoughts

You can do so much with a black couch, from creating a bold, dramatic statement to incorporating it into your existing decor in your living room. We hope we've given you some great design ideas if you have a black couch in mind for your living room!

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