Can dark wood furniture be glamorous ?

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Hello hometalkers! I have a transitional style home and I have recently tried to bring in a more glam style. In your opinon Can dark furniture (coffee table end tables) be glamourous?
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  • Terri Terri on Feb 04, 2017
    Absolutely! Without seeing pics, a little hard to advise but here goes. The glam can be added with crystal and silver accessories like decanters, tray, platters bowls, lamps, picture frames,etc. I've seen some very nice pieces at the thrift stores from time to time. Crystal and silver add glam neutral effect. You could also use brass or gold if you prefer the warmers effects.
  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Feb 04, 2017
    Ditto! If you really love these pieces do these things no need to continue to purchase new furniture with every trend. You can make it work. Look on line on this site for ideas for tablescapes.
    • Patti kelley Patti kelley on Feb 04, 2017
      Yes it can definitely be expensive trying to redo your entire home I have a grandfather clock , console and curio cabinet just wondering if those pieces are outdated
  • Patti kelley Patti kelley on Feb 04, 2017
    I'll see what I can do it's just that most of the glam pictures you see on sites have basically brass and glass furnishings for the glam look thank you for responding
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 05, 2017
    For sure!!! I love dark furniture!! I have a few dark pieces in my living room and I think it adds some nice glam.
  • Libby Libby on Feb 06, 2017
    Actually I feel they're essential base pieces to ground the space and give a surface to display our glam pieces and let them shine!
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    • Libby Libby on Feb 09, 2017
      Hi - I'm referring to the dark furniture you mentioned, the coffee and end tables.
      In other words-- The dark and plain surface doesn't compete with your glam accessories. They give the eye a place to rest so that your glam pieces are able to be noticed. The dark wood makes for a good contrast to crystal, mirrored, shiny, gold and silver pieces.

      Perhaps I misunderstood? I thought you were wanting to know if dark wood could work with glam accessories.


  • Canadianlady Canadianlady on Feb 08, 2017
    I have some classic, dark wood antiques that look fabulous in any decor. A few good pieces can be incorporated into your modern room design. If you buy good quality hardwood tables, bedroom dressers, and headboards with straight lines, they'll never go out of style. What you put on top of them will bring the elegance.