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4 Ways To Design a Black-And-White Bedroom

bedroomYou don’t need us to tell you that black and white is a classic color combo. And we can’t get enough of it. They’re perfect for any modernist who loves clean lines, high-contrast spaces, and contemporary designs. Even if you’re not a modern design fan, there are ways to work black-and-white that feel light, warm, and perfectly balanced—especially in your bedroom. The bold color combo can actually look and feel calm, crisp, and comforting when used carefully and thoughtfully in bedrooms.

Even so, working black and white into your decor can be tricky in the most private room in the home. You risk going either super minimalist or overly sleek and spare, ending up with a space that feels anything but cozy and relaxing.

So for some guidance, we’ve rounded up our favorite black and white bedroom ideas here to help you rethink the palette for your home. Read on to get our tips for nailing each look and shop the rooms.

bedroomIdea #1: Light and Neutral

A neutral base is the foundation of this look, which is layered with pops of black and gray. It’s the easiest way to play with the black-and-white color scheme in the bedroom since it won’t feel too intense or visually bold. If you want a way to ease into the look or like the idea of a bedroom that’s crisp but feels cozy and comfy, this one’s for you.

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The Essentials:

An upholstered bed. Try one in a neutral or dark grey. This will contribute to the overall color scheme while adding a touch of softness to the room.

Organic, patterned rug. Lay one down in black and white to add a pop of pattern and texture. We went with a plush wool number for an extra soft look.

Crisp white curtains. The more textiles you layer the more you’ll bring this look to life. Beautiful white curtains will balance out bold black shades and sharp lines from your furniture.

Plush neutral bedding. This is the simplest and best way to work in black and white. Choose throw patterned throw pillows and solid shams for a look that will feel plush and layered.

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A space you can easily change up later on if you decide that black and white isn’t your year-round thing.

bedroomIdea #2: Balanced and Boho

This take on the palette brings together a perfect light and dark mix of wood, leather, art, and accents. It’s equal parts eclectic and boho but doesn’t feel overly decorated or bright. It’s all about contrasting and playing with the right pieces and patterns.

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The Essentials:

A farmhouse bed. You’ll want to start here with a sculptural bed frame. It will set the eclectic tone for your room and work as the anchoring piece around which you’ll layer other wood, leather, and black and white accents.

Leather accent pieces. Whether it’s your pillows, an armchair, a bench, or a pair of poufs at the end of your bed, a semi-substantial leather piece is key to adding visual texture.

Textured textiles. When it’s all about the materials, plush textured bedding and pillows is one of the details that really shine in black and white bedrooms. Think pom pom pillows, ribbed bedding, and knit throws galore!

Quirky graphic art. For a pop of personality that brings the look to life, these whimsical pieces will serve as unexpected patterns and accents that offset the material mix and high-contrast palette.

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A more rustic-boho leaning feel and a black-and-white bedroom that feels bold but warm.

bedroomIdea #3: Warm and Cool

If black and white is really what you’re after, this look strikes the perfect balance of black and white decor in your space. The key to this look is to add warmth with wood and gold accents that are offset it with crisp, white elements throughout.

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The Essentials:

A natural wood bed. You’ll want to start here with a big wood piece that offers the warmth of natural wood. It will set the tone for your room and work as the overarching neutral to the black and white tones.

Gold accents. For polish and warmth, you’ll want to layer in gold and brass accents. We added a lamp, nightstand, and bed frame with hints of gold in the hardware, which are small details that really shine in a black and white bedroom.

Black accent wall. This will push your look further into black and white territory, and it will bring a dramatic note to the room. Balance it out with white rug and snowy linens to keep a 50/50 black and white decor ratio.

Plenty of patterns. It’s all about mixing together different black-and-white and high-contrast patterns—think stripes, zigzags, geometrics, and funky graphic motifs!

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A room that’s contemporary, cool, but also supremely comfy. The perfect balance!

bedroomIdea #4: Dark and Moody

A look that pushes more black with pops of white, this isn’t a style for the faint of heart. It’s a bold look that works great in industrial, minimal, or loft-style spaces. If you’re wanting to bring that urban vibe to your bedroom, this approach is for you.

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The Essentials:

All black walls. As we mentioned, this is the boldest black and white bedroom look, so if you’re taking this route, it’s all about taking black shades to the max. We chose charcoal gray for all the walls to play up a moody note that doesn’t come off as too intense or cave-like.

Metal bed frame. To really nail that sleek industrial-minimal vibe, select a sleek metal bed frame. One in gold adds a pop of warmth, but you can go silver or black if you like!

Play with soft layers. From pillows to rugs to bedding, add layers to soften this otherwise super high-contrast look.

Pops of white. It goes without saying that a black-and-white bedroom needs white! Go for white in your base furniture, decor, and art to really balance out the dark walls!

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A moody take on a black and white bedroom that’s totally modern and still feels inviting.

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