Living Room With Black Leather & Espresso Coffee Tables

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Living Room With Black Leather & Espresso Coffee Tables
Dark brown coffee tables look good next to soft but noticeable colour. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Black leather sofas are commonly found in a man's bachelor pad, but these furniture pieces can translate into a sleek or even seductive style for a couple's home, or add modern flair to a family living room. If the space includes coffee tables in an espresso shade, several colourful and decorative accents will help you to further customise your living room to your lifestyle.

Wall Color

A living room with black and dark brown furniture will benefit from a lighter shade in the same colour family on the walls. For instance, an oat or wheat colour for all four walls of the living room will bring attention to the furniture and give the room a sense of openness. Colours in the cool family can properly accent the existing decorative staples in the living room as well; for instance, a powder blue accent wall looks good with a rich brown coffee table next to it, and a medium shade of eggplant will give the black leather love seat even more intensity.

Rug Choices

If the coffee table has both black leather and espresso colour accents, a multicoloured rug filled with warm shades is fitting. For instance, a large rectangular rug that includes hues like burnt orange, rusty red and muted shades of yellow will add more texture and colour to the space that isn't too dramatic. If you want to stick with the dark colour theme, a rug in an eye-catching shape may be best, such as an egg-shaped rug positioned between the sofa and the side window in a shade of chocolate brown or a greyish black. For a noticeable colour contrast, choose a white or cream-coloured rug to place in front of the black leather furniture to offset the small espresso coffee tables on either side of the couch.

Curtains or Blinds

Curtains or blinds in a metallic shade are visually appealing in a living room with dark wood and black leather. For instance, bronze curtains will add a welcoming warmth to the area while still making the room appear adult and sophisticated. Platinum or silver blinds are in keeping with the modern living room trend and lend more texture to this part of your home without changing the colour scheme. Jewel tones are pleasing to the eye in a living room where black and brown are the main colours, such as turquoise curtains on the window right next to the black leather armchair and ruby red blinds near the espresso brown coffee table.


Old World-style artwork featuring landscapes housed in a gold or bronze frame works well in a living room with espresso-coloured coffee tables. Frames covered in black leather are a direct complement to the couch as are black and white prints enlarged to cover the majority of the accent wall. Wall hangings like clocks trimmed with bronze or decorative plates painted with orange or red colours add subtle colour to the living room, and accessories for the coffee tables, like grey or black marble figurines or candles in green or blue, will complete the living room's look.

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