Black and White Home Decor

Black and white: the classic modern color combination. When done right, it’s striking, dramatic, and beautiful. When done wrong, well, it looks like this:

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Via uglyhousephotos.com

Okay, maybe not that drastic. But it can look dull, boring, overdone, or just plain ugly.

So here’s some inspiration – and gorgeous pictures – for successfully decorating your home in black and white:

Mix patterns and textures.

It adds depth and variety to a starkly contrasting room.

Add some color.
Even if you want to go primarily black and white, warm wood flooring, subtle (or not so subtle) pops of color, or neutral accents can break up the high contrast.
Start small.
Take a room with an existing color palette and add black and white accents – lamps, pillows, even shower heads – if you’re not sold on the stark modernity of solely black and white.
Arteriors Navarro Polished Nickel/Black Marble Lamp
Arteriors Navarro Polished Nickel/Black Marble Lamp
Jaclo Lumiere Circolare Rain Canopy
Jaclo Lumiere Circolare Rain Canopy

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  1. […] undertones, glossy blacks and flat blacks. The classic combination is, of course, crisp, striking black and white – for extra drama and less severity, add […]

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