When it comes to furniture, I tend to gravitate toward lighter colors — birch, maple, white, and other safe, neutral hues. But I'm intrigued by those who use stark black furniture in their decorating, especially when the spaces aren't cold, dark, and masculine, but airy and warm. Whether it's a compromise with your housemate, or just your personal preference, your home may be stocked with black furniture. The trick is, how do you keep these rooms from looking too cave-like? I rounded up 10 examples of rooms that utilize dark pieces while managing to stay bright and open.