Sleek, stylish and sophisticated, the classic black and white interior has the ability to provide you with a smart looking abode, and it works well with many popular design trends, too.
Straightforward to achieve and yet oh-so effective when it comes to providing that uber elegant look in your home, the use of black and white to create a stunning interior is versatile in that the designer can play with pattern, texture and tone to produce a visually appealing and welcoming space. The elimination of other colours minimises the risk of overdoing the look and allows you to be creative with your design.
Bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, reception rooms and home offices, black and white décor has the ability to work well within any setting, just pair with the right accessories and you’ll be on track for a stylish abode. From new favourite, Japandi to minimalist, modern, vintage, industrial and many in between, choosing a theme for your monochrome interior will be easy, as will finding elements to complement the look.
If you appreciate a clean palette and are looking to redesign your home or certain rooms with this pared back, yet fashionable look, then read on for five of our favourite black and white interior ideas.
Avoiding an inhospitable atmosphere
With the lack of colour in this interior scheme, it can sometimes be difficult to embody a cosy atmosphere that could typically be achieved with some warming tones on the walls or splashes of colour within soft furnishings. You will be pleased to know that there are some simple ways in which this can be achieved.
Natural elements such as wood, stone, metals, wicker, houseplants and flowers add warmth, life and interest, while ensuring you use a range of lighting will create a comforting environment. Add in some soft textures, such as faux fur cushions or a throw and you will never have an issue feeling cosy.
Attention grabbing artwork
When using such a simple colour palette, the ability to incorporate artful elements is necessary to avoid the décor looking flat. Opting for eye-catching art is a great way to lift up the look resulting in a professionally designed looking space. Whether you would like to add some artworks that are themed around nature, a cityscape, an abstract piece, inspirational quotes, something minimalist or more, a black and white canvas on bimago shop will be a great place to start. With a fantastic selection of canvases available, you’ll be sure to something that suits your style and allows you to add that extra layer of interest and creativity to your home.
An envy-inducing bathroom
One of the rooms where the look really comes into its own is the bathroom. We’ve written before about how creating a striking black bathroom in your home can provide an impact on your interiors and we believe this to be a popular trend for those who love to incorporate bold elements into their décor.
There are many ways in which you can create a monochrome bathroom, and we aren’t afraid of adding a little grey and some wooden elements in there too. You could opt for a statement checkerboard floor if you wish to recreate the classic look, and pair with a claw foot tub, or alternatively, bring it up to date with some natural elements like stone, wood and plants, and decorate walls in a deep grey for a contemporary spa-like space.
Accessories to adore
Once the larger elements of a remodel are completed, often the fun parts are the finishing touches, and this is where the look can really come together. Accessories such as a rug, ornaments, cushions, a throw or an artfully placed selection of books can make or break the final look you are trying to achieve. Though it is a great time to be creative, try not to mix up the patterns too much and stick with your chosen style. If you have a minimalist canvas on the wall, match it with elements in the rug and cushions, and stick to similar shapes and textures for that designer look.
The use of grey
If you just cannot work out how to make the black and white look work for you then play around with different tones. Grey interiors have been popular for a few years now and they trend doesn’t seem to be waning. Aside from this, the inclusion of some varying tones throughout will add a homely feel, and darker tones with black and white will make for a chic look as well.