When decorating in dark colours, you can find yourself in a mundanely monochrome and featureless rut. In this collection of daringly dark interior designs, we look at how to introduce deep and intriguing textures within sculptural art walls, rugged rock face feature walls, au currant ribbed panel elements, expanses of tilework and industrial style tinted concrete. We’ll observe how atmospheric lighting schemes accentuate the 3D elements, and how bright accent hues lift individual furniture pieces off black and grey canvases to create crisp definition. Dark decor schemes like these aren’t for the fainthearted, but being bold brings about big rewards of unique living spaces, elegant dining rooms, cosy bedrooms, and all round wow factor.

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Whilst modern architecture no longer relies upon the arch to support the load of larger buildings, this Roman feat of engineering remains one of the most iconic structural developments. This architectural discovery may be thousands of years old but it has become a design element to span the ages. The revered arch has undergone a rebirth in today’s modern interiors, reinvented as an elegant style piece for any and every kind of room. When it comes to the aesthetic of the arch, we’re spoilt for choice with style adaptations from the classic Roman and gothic arches, to keyhole, Morrocan and Turkish twists in structural and decorative form.

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