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7 Black and White Rooms - and Why We Love Them

Take a peek into these black and white rooms – from an all-black home theater to an eclectic marble living room – for some sleek design inspiration. Happy styling!

1 | Black and White Bedroom: Modern Style

What it is:

The mod silhouettes and colors of the black table lamp and natural accent chair complement a sophisticated black panel bed with a maple finish.

Why we love it:

This modern bedroom encapsulates the reason black and white décor is so predominant within the design world: crisp black accents stand out against clean white walls and floors to create an aesthetic both fresh and timeless.  

2 | Black and White Living Room: Modern Style

What it is:

A natural white loveseat and sofa set with lush cushions shine when paired with the sleek lines of a dark transitional cocktail table.

Why we love it:

Ok, so technically this one is grey and white, but the grey is dark enough – and we simply love this look so much! – that we couldn’t help but throw it on our list. Shades of soft white play off the warmth of the rich charcoal finish, keeping a breezy feel. 

3 | Black and White Dining Room: Modern Style

What it is:

A minimalistic dining table and chairs set the scene for an abundance of pattern and texture through a marble wall and cozy area rug.

Why we love it:

With only a houseplant for a pop of color, this monochrome dining room keeps the color palette restrained to draw the attention to mid-century silhouettes and a stunning hanging light fixture. 

4 | Black and White Dining Room: Country Style

What it is:

Black-and-white meets farmhouse chic with black hoop chairs and an off-white dining table.

Why we love it:

Distressed finishes and country scallops steal the show, while black dining chairs and a white dining table bring unexpected contrast to this quaint dining room.

5 | Black and White Living Room: Modern Style

What it is:

With a luxurious leather sofa in a spectacular lighter shade of black – and a matching set of warm cedar chairs – this living room takes lounging seriously.

Why we love it:

Black accents pop against crisp white walls, and a neutral floor adds a touch of relaxed style.

6 | Black and White Living Room: Transitional Style

What it is:

A whimsical arrangement of houseplants and table lamps frame a black leather armchair with a metallic finish. 

Why we love it:

This cozy living room corner takes advantage of the minimalistic color scheme to spotlight contemporary marble and a playful lighting arrangement. Black and white never felt so colorful! 

7 | Black and White Home Theater: Modern Style

What it is:

A trio of power reclining sofas makes up the heart of this all-black home theater.

Why we love it:

This stunning home theater proves that last is definitely not least – and black is anything but boring. The monochrome palette keeps the focus on pops of silver details and contrasting textures.

Black and White Living Room Design Tips

With the growing trend for minimalist designs, it makes sense that classic black and white are resurfacing in bold new ways. Let’s take a look at how you can get in on the black-and-white design scheme to give your living room a gorgeous upgrade in non-color.

Go Bold 

When styling a black and white room, you’ll want to incorporate statement decor, such as a bold rug or accent pillow, to complement the furniture. Use bold pillows to create a crisp focal point with a sprawling white sectional or smaller points of contrasts with two loveseats. Experiment with other types of home decorative accents – such as an arc floor lamp or rustic wall clock – for an effortless way to refresh black-and-white.

Keep It Minimal

If you prefer the sleek look, consider combining a leather sofa with a couple of oversized chairs in matching material. Add a couple of iron side tables and your choice of artwork, and you’ll have a fresh, streamlined living space you can admire and enjoy.

Add Texture

When you want to play with texture, look first at the material. Leather, wood, fabric, metal or faux fur would all impart something different to your design. Start with a white leather loveseat and two metal chairs, and pair them with a cozy black throw blanket or rug. Next, add pattern and details with statement accent pillows, such as ones with black/ivory patterns in chevron or geometric shapes, or coralline black tassels.

From big and bold to sleek and airy, black-and-white designs can transform your living space. Come see how we can help!

Sneak in Some Color

Just because you’re decorating in black and white doesn’t mean you can’t hide a splash of color somewhere in the design. Consider a white sectional, chaise and cocktail table, paired with gold wall art or a tinted glass floor lamp. On a reclaimed elm or cast iron coffee table, you could add that color in the form of a potted plant. As always when styling with black and white, make sure the color is subtle, not bold.

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