Classic, clean and inherently chic, nothing quite makes a statement like home decor black and white. From floors and walls to furniture and accents, you can have as much or as little of black and white as your heart desires.
Gallery Ideas for Home Decor Black and White
Our first room is classic black and white. Be sure to balance large, medium, and small scale patterns with a few touches of plain black and white fabrics.
Architectural details and interesting shapes keep a black-and-white palette from being boring. Black wainscoting adds elegance, black and white tiles lend graphic appeal, and the curvy black claw-foot tub is the jaw-dropper.
Even an all-white or beige room can benefit from a few well-placed dollops of black and white. This striking toile print turns the window into a focal point. Checked and striped fabrics make perfect companion prints for larger-scaled florals or toiles. In this powder room, a makeup counter takes on cool sophistication with a black box and silver vases.
Plain black and white fabrics are punctuated by a few small patterned pillows in a room that could be duplicated easily. The crystal chandelier and china service sparkle over a tailored table skirt in black. Look for ways to dress up black-and-white prints with details. These toile drapery panels were topped off with a pleated band of fabric that looks like a tuxedo cummerbund.
Sleek black sink cabinets look fabulous with brushed nickel hardware. The mirror-on-mirror effect not only makes the space seem larger, but provides a focal point for this bathroom. Toile print wallpaper and vintage furnishings surround a table and chairs in glossy black. A vase of limes adds a bit of color to the centerpiece on a tabletop set with black-and-white plates.
Except for the painted checkerboard tub, all of the black-and-white accents in this white attic room are removable — towels, rugs, and a bench — making for an easy way to update the look. Black crown molding underscores the linear look of the artwork and the raised dining platform. As in most contemporary rooms, line and shape are kept neat, uncluttered, and slightly sculptural.
While home decor black and white easily coordinates itself color-wise, this simple decor scheme is still far from fool-proof! The look of black and white can range from minimalist chic to wild safari. First do some research and decide what kind of style or effect you want (modern, art deco, rococo, minimal, etc.) and plan ahead to avoid an unconnected, chaotic look.