As much as I love bold black and white patterns, I used to be afraid of solid black. The idea of black furniture, bedding, fabrics or rugs was too much for me. Let’s just say I wasn’t very open-minded about it. But one thing I have learned in my quest to become a savvy decorator is that any color can work in a room, when used properly.
This black bamboo rug from CB2.com is a great example of how to use a color effectively. On the floor, black can help to anchor a space. And if you’re not fond of the rustic look of natural bamboo, this is a way to incorporate this eco-friendly material without sacrificing your modern aesthetic. Just check it out in this room!
And to sweeten the deal, it costs less than $40, on sale from nearly $100. At 5′ x 8′, that’s a lot of rug for a little money! This rug makes me want to pick a room in my home to decorate bold black and white, with tiny pops of color throughout, maybe on pillows or accessories. Or I could really take the inspiration to the next level and paint a wall black. Ok…maybe not…
Why It’s Green:
- Made of sustainable bamboo
Price: $39.95 (on sale from $99.95)