The bedroom is a private space where you can really express your creativity. And if you’re bold enough – that can certainly be by applying a black and white color scheme! In this post, we’ll go over some tips for black and white, or monochromatic bedroom design, and then let the images speak. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to getting your design juices running, why not surround yourself with pictures of black and white bedroom ideas?
5 Tips for designing a black and white bedroom
There are several things to keep in mind when designing striking black and white bedroom.
1. Black and white is a minimalistic color scheme
If you’re interested in black and white bedrooms, you’re probably a fan of minimalism as an interior design style. In that case, we recommend reading our detailed guide about Minimalistic Home Decor. It’ll provide you with more information about the style, including the typical materials used, layout and other core principles.
We have a feeling you’ll find it very useful and we’ll link to it again by the end of this post, so you won’t have to leave just now. In the meantime, a few more tips.
2. Add patterns and textures to break the monotony
Black and white doesn’t have to be monolithic in nature. In fact, since you’re limiting the color palette, it’s a good idea to offer the eye variety in other elements, namely patterns and textures. Ideas can include an interesting geometric wallpaper pattern (on all walls, or possibly just a single accent wall), black and white pillows of various textures, interesting curtains, and lushly textured rugs.
3. Your monochromatic design can have its shades
The contrast between white and black is the great allure of this pattern. However, you don’t have to ignore shade of gray altogether. It’s ok to mix the extremes of black and white with softer shades for a more varied – yet monochromatic – look.
4. It’s ok to use splashes of another color
In fact, in an otherwise monochromatic room, a splash of color can go a long way. It stands out right away, creating its own little focal point. So, be careful with where you place that color – this is where the eye will be drawn.
A great way to touch up your black and white decor with color is by adding a single colorful throw pillow. As an added bonus, you can easily change that color by using a different pillow cover – instantly transforming the look and feel of the room.
5. The room needs to feel relaxing – for you!
Some people will tell you that the contrast between white and black is not a good choice for a bedroom. After all, bedrooms need to be relaxing, right? However, this is actually a case of “different strokes”. What one person might find too stimulating, another can find entirely peaceful.
If a black and white pattern makes you feel right at home, you can absolutely choose that for your bedroom. Just go with what feels right for you.
Finally – more black and white bedroom pictures
The best way to explore what works best for you is to look at room designs others have created. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at more gorgeous black and white bedroom ideas.
Whew! That was a long list of black and white rooms!
We hope you enjoyed the visuals and are now inspired to take a fresh look at your bedroom and see how you can apply a few of these black and white bedroom ideas there. Before we leave, as promised, a few links that we think you’ll find interesting –
White and silver bedroom ideas (more awesome pictures!)
Black and White Throw Pillows (Inspiration, Images, and Shopping Options!)