Pink and black living room scheme – 7 ways to add drama

Looking to glam up your living room? Housetohome shows how to add accents of fucshia and plum to a silver and black scheme

For an eyecatching modern living room, decorate a feature wall with a bold black and silver flock wallpaper and team with pops of colour such as hot pink.

A bold paint shade is an easy way to add drama, and perfect for areas such as an alcove or feature wall. Hang a decorative wall mirror for added impact and to reflect light, lifting the overall look. Go for statement lighting too – a sparkling black glass chandelier will look really glam.

When choosing furniture go for a classic sofa, such as a Chesterfield, but opt for a modern shade such as rich plum to keep the look contemporary. Dress the sofa with an array of cerise pink and white cushions and mix it up with a Union Jack design.

A black wood coffee table will work perfectly in a modern room like this – brighten the look with a hot pink rug underneath.

Show off accessories on simple floating shelves in black, which look great fitted in a small alcove. If you've got a hearth and have space to display accessories, opt for a decorative bowl in shimmering pink and fill with tealights.

1. Give a sophisticated scheme pops of colour

living room with wallpaper and mirror

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Team a flock wallpaper in black and silver with flashes of hot pink and fashionable plum for a modern living room scheme that's full of drama. Wallpaper just one feature wall to avoid overpowering the room with pattern.

Coffee table Ikea.

2. Choose a modern Chesterfield sofa

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Go for colour when it comes to choosing a sofa. Pick a plum, berry or even pink shade for impact. Style with plenty of cushions, mixing in a few hero designs – like this Union Jack number – with inexpensive plain ones.

Similar cushions

3. Style smart floating shelves

room with white lamp wallpaper and frame

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Use simple floating shelves to create space to show off your favourite bits and pieces. Don't be tempted to clutter them up though as less is often more when it comes to adding drama to your living room.

Lack floating shelves
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Graham & Brown

4. Introduce a flash of pink

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Liven up neutral armchairs with plain hot-pink cushions. Go for symmetry with your styling, placing a wall canvas above each chair and choosing matching designs.

Chair covers
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Graham & Brown

5. Find an unusual lamp

room with wallpaper photo frame lamp

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Arrange your favourite bits and pieces on your sideboard or console table for a glam corner. Mix a quirky lamp base with a plain shade in your accent colour – certain to grab everyone's attention when they walk into your living room.

Similar frames
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Graham & Green

6. Add shots of colour

pink flower vase with decorative bowl wallpaper

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Style your hearth or fireplace with a large decorative bowl in your living room's accent colour. Add a few roses, using tealight holders as vases.

Similar bowl
Dunelm Mill

7. Unroll a hot pink rug

living room with black coffee table wallpaper pink rug

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Give your living room floor the wow factor with a vibrant look under foot. Sit your coffee table on a brightly patterned or bold-coloured rug, creating a feature floor, which when teamed with a dramatic wallpaper will give your scheme bags of style.

Similar rug
Coffee table


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.