7 Black and White Bedrooms That You Thought Are Boring, But Proving You Wrong!

When you know that the place you wake up and fall asleep every day and night resonates with you, relaxing atmosphere surrounds you. How you take your tasks in the morning and how you unwind in the evening depends on how you feel with the space you live in. So, here’s the moment of the truth! The bedroom, of all the rooms in your home is the most important in terms of decorating.

For the all-important bedroom there are so many color palettes and schemes to choose when it comes to furnishing, paint and accessories. You can also feel free to base some of your decisions of interior designers or feng shui or things that you truly enjoy in. And, we are here to make you think a bit more of using a bold palette of classic black and white. Have you thought about it? Before being skeptical about this combo let us take you inside this timeless color combination.

According to Decorist celebrity designer Lauren Nelson this is he combo you need in your bedroom. Why? Because she thinks that the tonal look is frequently present in both interior design and fashion.That means that it can stand the test of time beyond many passing trends. Anther thing is that it’s also a serene and calm palette that brings a nice feel in the bedroom.

Here are some Nelson’s tips on how to make this contrasting color combination work in your bedroom.

Mix tones and textures

You see a black a white bedroom can easily become the wrong thing for you. Well, here is why! From going minimal and chic it can get to an distracting and overwhelming in a minute. This is the main reason why Nelson recommends to mix the tones and the textures. Otherwise you’ll get high contrast room and you won’t be satisfied with the results. As you can see on the photo there are some white details like a small side table, standing reading lamp and a modern chandelier. The photograph in a black and white frame is there to tie the elements together.

Experiment with styles

Nelson notes that there are so many styles that you can incorporate into a black and white palette. If you are wondering what this design features, you are about to find out. Nelson says that the modern design and wooden materials are about to warm up the intensity that the black interior paint color may create. Also in order for you to contrast the dark pieces, two large window and a white ceiling will work to infuse the space with the needed light.

Right Balance

Imagine that your bedroom has black walls, black headboard and a black painting. You already know that’s way too much darkness in the space so you need to make some contrast. Here at the given situation the contrast would be achieved by the pops of rich green and white bedding just like in this bedroom on the photo. Following this example that’s why Nelson’s suggestions fr decorating a space with these colors is so strict. When using black one has to consider the visual weight of furnishing. So all you need is contrast and balance. Easy, right?

Add Pops of Color

Photo | Chad Wilson
Design | Black Lacquer Design

We know you don’t want the black and white bedroom to appear uninviting, so there is one thing you can do about it. Infuse an accent color! Through decorative accents and art you can achieve this, especially using throw blankets or pillows. The bedroom on the photo features black pieces like the dresser, the bed frame and the lamp but the shades of blue, gold and green make such a difference. They shine through and are softening the space immediately.

Utilize Accessories

Photo | Pella Hedeby

This particular bedroom is all-black and is accented only by a few key elements in white hues. If you are this kind of black and white bedroom person then you should definitely use some elements. Because the space is monochromatic, elements like linen bedding and a sheepskin rug would do great, according to Nelson. These pieces paired with a black vintage dresser provides the softness you crave for and gives texture. After all that, it’s still giving the punch of contrast for interest.

Metallic Accents

Photo | Alyssa Rosenheck

This space right here is tied together by glints of gold accent pieces. The traditional chandelier wrapped in gold that hangs from the ceiling complements the gold canopy bed frame that looks so sturdy. The golden-brown rug that lays on the floor and the painting on the wall work well together because of its orange and gold details. The beautiful and cohesive way that has been reached according to Nelson brings totally elegant look. The details like the patterned pillow, the bright red and the hint of green on the nightstand are a great addition to the metallic accents.

White Paint

When asked about which color between the two colors she would prefer on the wall she answers “White”. That’s the color she would lean towards when it comes to coloring the bedroom, so this Scandinavian-inspired space explains it all. On the photo everything is white, the crisp white walls, the bedding, and the accessories. The exposed bulb sconce you can spot and the black and white framed photographs that sits on the shelf are the subtle black details incorporated in this room. The welcoming touch of warmth has been invoked by the gray fur throw blanket and the gray trimmings on the edge of the bedding.


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Author: Renata Kralevska


A passionate female writer, I specialize in articles about architecture and home interiors. I love sharing insights and inspiration to help readers create beautiful and functional living spaces.


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