Black and White Bedroom Design Ideas

Oct 14th

A black and white bedroom combines restfulness with style to ensure that your bedroom is a personal and peaceful place. Simple yet charismatic, a black and white bedroom can be tailored to suit any personality, from the teenager keen to make their decorative mark, to the couple with disparate tastes.

Serene Monochrome Bedroom
Serene Monochrome Bedroom

A bedroom should be a peaceful place that helps you wind down at days end, a place conducive to restful sleep. While the contrast of black and white can be a dramatic one, these are colors that can also share a gentler interplay. White is the perfect backdrop in any bedroom, making confined spaces seem larger, and bestowing any room with a sense of calm unclutteredness. When used in isolation, white can however seem overly clinical, and so the careful use of black can create a contrast that adds a subtle spark to your white canvas.

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Choosing a theme for your black and white bedroom can add a personal hint to your space – choose the sultry feel of a Hollywood boudoir, or go for a more playful touch with polka dots or stripes. For children, black and white animals such as cute cats or cuddly Dalmatians can add a lively feel to a bedroom.

Large blocks of black can feel a little overwhelming in a bedroom, and is most effectively used sporadically against your white surroundings. There is a saying that every room can use a touch of black, and the real elegance and style of a black and white bedroom is found in the ways the darker is used. Use the color carefully for the most dramatic effect.

Black is used perfectly in accessories, such as picture frames, light fixtures or trims, adding definition to your décor, drawing the eye and setting off certain pieces. Black and white artwork or photography adds a real sense of glamour to your room – choose one large piece, or group several smaller ones together, and frame them all in either black or white. For a real sense of luxury, try hanging your pictures against your white wall with a piece of black ribbon.

Selecting black furniture can create a grounding feeling in your bedroom; a black-framed bed can make a dramatic centerpiece. Iron is a sophisticated material that creates a truly elegant bedstead – and iron candlesticks, or an iron-framed mirror can be beautiful accenting pieces.

Black and white traditionally represent opposites, and uniting them creates a dramatic and sophisticated feel that can be tailored to your own needs by varying the amounts of either, and by the careful selection of accessories. Alone, either black or white can be harsh and impersonal, but in combination they find their real meaning. Use black and white bedroom design to create a space of your dreams.