Decorating with black and white

by admin on September 27, 2011

For regular readers, you will now that we have a preference for black and white decor. So far, we have featured articles such as our popular black and white bathroom ideas, black and white bedding sets and black and white accent chairs.  In this article, we will touch on how to really decorate with black and white as well as to show you some new examples of black and white living room, bedroom and bathroom.

So, if you want to how to decorate with black and white furniture, read on.

How to decorate with black and white

Every black and white interior design starts with what kind of look that you want to create. Black and white is just the color theme. You need to decide on what kind of look you want to present. Most of the time, these kind of monotone colors will go well with a modern or minimalist design. Below is a good example of how a black and white bedroom with minimalist design will look like. Notice the ample space and the use of minimal black and white home accessories.

Another style you can consider is the black and white retro style. You don’t have to make everything retro. Just by adding elements of retro, such as a black and white checker flooring will be enough to bring that kind of style.  Below is an example of a black and white living room with checker flooring:

Once you have decided on the type of style that you want to present, it is present to pick the right materials. The easiest is to pick up some black and white fabric and materials as well as some pictures of furniture. Then mix and match them to see what kind of fabric and materials make sense. For a minimalist home, lots of metal materials with soft fabric might be the right combination. It is up to you to see what combination of materials is right for your style. Once you know what to have, you can pick out the rest of your furnishing items according to the materials that you have selected.

The following image shows how the combination of wood and soft fabric creates a cosy and yet modern black and white decor for the dining and living room.

Finally, pick some black and white home accessories to complement the look. There are currently tonnes of such accessories available including black and white lamp shades, black and white rugs, black and white book shelves, black and white clocks etc. In future posts, we will take a closer look at some of the home accessories so that you know what are available. Remember though, don’t over do the accessorising of your home as you need plenty of empty space to create a relaxing mood.

Hope you enjoy this article on decorating with black and white.


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