If you want a bold, dramatic look for your home decor, these black curtain ideas could give you some inspiration.
Black curtains provide an interesting, sophisticated, and trendy look for your home – whether you want a monochromatic living room or a cool teen bedroom, there are many options out there to choose from, from pretty and delicate through to glamorous statement curtains.
Here are 20 of our favorite black curtain ideas:
Plain Black Curtains
If you want to make a statement, plain black curtains work really well. If you love the monochrome look, you can contrast these curtains with white walls and furniture, picking up black in other areas of the room (for example, by using black patterned cushions or a rug).
As these curtains are a pure block of color, they may be too dark for rooms that don’t get a lot of natural light, or rooms that have dark walls. They work better contrasted against lighter shades.
Tiger Patterned Curtains
Want something a little different? These black tiger patterned curtains are unique and a great way to break up plain black material. The print is small enough not to become the main focal point in the room, and it’s nice to have a break from floral prints.
These curtains would work well in living rooms and bedrooms, and they look great against plain white or gray walls. They also work well against wood paneling (as seen in this example).
You can pick up on the gold accents in these curtains by introducing the color in other areas of the room. Gold picture frames, drawer knobs, and other small touches will tie the look together in a subtle way.
Sheer Black Curtains
If you love the idea of black curtains but want to keep things ‘light’, you could try sheer black curtains. They’re bold for sheer curtains, adding a splash of visual interest in the room, but they’re still delicate and lightweight, which means they won’t draw all the focus as you walk into the room.
Sheer curtains obviously won’t block out light, so they’re better suited for living rooms or dining rooms – if you want to use them in a bedroom, you could pair them with blinds, so the light doesn’t disturb you while you sleep.
Black Check Curtains
Check curtains have been popular for a long time, and for good reason. It’s a classic pattern that works well in different rooms, adding some texture and interest without being too ‘in-your-face.’ These particular curtains would work well in living rooms, dining rooms, or bedrooms – they make a nice choice for a teenager’s bedroom, for example.
The nice thing about these curtains is that they still feel quite warm, so if you feel a bit worried about introducing black to your decor, they won’t look too dark.
Black Leaf Patterned Curtains
Admittedly, these are more white than black! These leaf-patterned curtains are great if you want to go for the monochrome look. They add a delicate, feminine touch and make a refreshing change from the floral print.
As these curtains are quite ‘busy,’ they work well against plain walls. They’d look great against any shade of gray, from deep charcoal through to slate or light gray.
Black and Gray Sequinned Curtains
These black and gray sequinned curtains – with their glossy sheen and sequins – are a glamorous choice for any bedroom or living room. They’re bold curtains, so if you want something eye-catching, these are the ones to go for!
Because these curtains have different shades, they’d work well with many other colors, including various shades of gray, white, and neutral shades like cream or off-white.
You can also pick up on the glamour elsewhere by going for matching cushions.
Black Star Print Curtains
These black star print curtains are perfect for kids or teenagers. They’re interesting to look at, they block out the light well, and they work well against white or gray walls. If you have a space enthusiast in your life, they’re a good choice.
Plus, if you get up close, you’ll realize these particular curtains are Star Wars themed. A subtle nod to the franchise without being too obvious!
Monochrome Floral Print Curtains
These monochrome curtains are great if you want to introduce black to your room without going too dark. The black floral print looks crisp and sharp against the bright white, and they’re pretty and interesting to look out without becoming the main focus in the room.
These curtains, despite being light in color, still block out the sunlight at night. This means they’d work well in living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. They look great at a slightly longer length, so they can drape across the floor a little for an extra flourish.
Multicolored Patterned Curtains
Who says that black curtains can’t be colorful too? These fun multicolored patterned curtains have a small pattern with bright pops of color. They’re an ideal choice for kids’ or teenagers’ bedrooms, and they open up options in terms of color matching. You can go for turquoise, orange, yellow, or maroon elements in the rest of the room to match these curtains.
They’re great at blocking out light, too – ideal for your teenager if they want to sleep in late!
Black Geometric Patterned Curtains
Geometric print curtains remain popular, and these black curtains are a great choice. They’re bold and interesting to look at, but the pattern is small, meaning they add texture without being the main focal point in the room.
These curtains work well against dark walls, as the white against the black stops them from being too dark. They give a modern, sleek look to any living room, dining room, or bedroom.
Black and Yellow Striped Curtains
Want something a bit different? These black and yellow curtains could work well for you. Stripes are a classic choice, but the addition of yellow-golden circles adds an interesting twist. They work well against plain, neutral-colored walls, and you can pick up the gold accents in other areas of the room.
These curtains are slightly sheer, providing some privacy whilst still letting sunlight filter through. If you want to use them in a bedroom, you could pair them with a roll-up blind.
Black Botanical Patterned Curtains
They’re bold curtains, drawing a lot of focus in the room, and they work well against bold colors, like the dark gray/brown in the example above. They make an ideal choice for living rooms or dining rooms.
The soft golds and reds in the botanical pattern are beautiful and would work well with similar colors in other soft furnishings, like cushions.
Black Triangle Curtains
If you like patterns, but you’re not too keen on stripes or florals, a geometric shape is a good idea. These triangle patterned curtains are perfect for living rooms and bedrooms – they’d work particularly well in teen bedrooms – and they have various shades, from light grey through to black. The white backdrop means they work well against darker wall colors, like the example above.
You can also pick up these shades of gray in other areas of the room, including in soft furnishings.
White and Black Moose Patterned Curtains
These white and black moose patterned curtains are a quirky choice! They make a nice change from more traditional patterns, giving some visual interest to the room. They work well against darker walls or neutral colors, like light gray. As well as being a fun choice for living rooms or kitchens, they’d work well in kids’ bedrooms.
These are lighter, thinner curtains, so you’d need blinds underneath them if you want to block out the light.
Bold Black And White Striped Curtains
These black and white striped curtains are bold, and if you love the monochromatic look, these may be the ones for you. The thick stripes make them stand out, making them an ideal pair of ‘feature’ curtains.
They look great in a slightly longer length, sweeping along the floor, as it adds to the dramatic look. They’d look great against light gray walls, as pictured above.
Black Jacquard Curtains
These black jacquard curtains are glamorous, thanks to the faux silk fabric and metallic pattern. If you want show-stopping curtains, these are the ones to go for! The pattern breaks up the black and looks particularly pretty at night with low lighting in the room – the patterns will ‘glint’ in the light of a lamp or candles, which is very pretty.
You can pick up the metallic touches elsewhere in the room. They would particularly suit living rooms and dining rooms and will give your decor that ‘wow factor.
Black Rustic Arrow Curtains
If you like a pattern but want something a bit different, these rustic arrow curtains are a great choice. The pattern is small and subtle but breaks up the solid color and adds a bit of texture and interest to the room.
They’re ideal for living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms and would look particularly great against pale neutral walls – think light grey, cream, or white. They’d look great in a woodland-inspired bedroom!
Chenille Spot Black Curtains
These curtains have an embossed chenille spot design, making them interesting to look at in terms of texture. These particular curtains are thick and fully lined, making them a great choice in terms of both keeping in warmth in the winter and blocking out sunlight.
They’re pretty and delicate without being particularly ‘feminine and would work well in a variety of situations, from living rooms and dining rooms to bedrooms.
They would work well against a wall with a solid color – from dark gray through to off-white.
Large Geometric Print Curtains
These large geometric print curtains are a bold statement piece – if you want your curtains to be the main focal point in the room, these are the ones to go for! The thick black lines are bold and dramatic, but the white and gray areas open up a lot of options in terms of color matching. They look great against matching gray walls (as shown above) but would also work against very dark walls, as well as off-white. You can pick up the gray and off-white in other soft furnishings, too.
As they’re so busy, these are better paired with plain walls to make them stand out.
Black and White Tree Curtains
These black and white tree-patterned curtains are beautiful – the trees almost appear to be sketched on with charcoal, making them very pretty to look at. They’re bright thanks to the white background, but the bold black lines add drama and visual interest.
These curtains work well against slightly darker walls, for example, gray or charcoal. They’d also work well with navy or royal blue walls. They would look great in bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms.
Frequently Asked Questions
Before you go, here are some commonly asked questions you might have about black curtains!
Question: How can I color match black curtains?
Answer: Black curtains tend to match lighter colors – black curtains against dark walls tend to be too dark and oppressive rather than cozy. However, you can bend this ‘rule’ slightly by going for black curtains with a large, lighter-colored pattern or white/off-white curtains with a bold black pattern. These types of curtains may give you more options in terms of color matching.
While black seems like a tricky color in terms of home decor, it doesn’t have to be. Monochrome remains popular, and you can’t go wrong with black and white – you can soften this look by using warm white or by making sure you have a lot of natural light in the room. Adding soft textures can help break up black and white lines, too, stopping it from looking too ‘stark’ and cozier.
Question: Are black curtains easy to clean?
Answer: They’re about as easy to clean as other types of curtains! The issue with solid black curtains is that dust may show up a little easier than other colors, but by keeping on top of it by regularly dusting them, this shouldn’t be a problem.
Question: Do black curtains make a room colder?
Answer: Black curtains that are designed to stop light will stop sunlight from heating objects in the room. However, many black curtains have a lighter lining on the back, meaning heat will still get into the room.
Not all black-colored curtains are ‘blackout’ curtains, so if this is something you’re looking for, it’s good to check the description to make sure.
Our Final Thoughts
Hopefully, this has helped you to find the best curtains for you – there are so many possibilities out there, so hopefully, this has given you a spark of inspiration!