Black and white decor inspiration

14 Jun

I thought today my post needed to involve some inspiration, so I am blogging about one of my favourite themes in a house, black and white.  Black and white can often go very wrong, and look to cold, harsh or unfriendly.  But if done in the right room, and with the right pieces of furniture, it could turn out looking very beautiful and quite sophisticated.

We have a very old, run down bathroom and with a coat of grey paint on the walls, some black towels and a red persian rug, it turned out quite well.  Here are some pics to get your creative juices going…. 🙂

I often feel black and white in a lounge can be too harsh, but this one seems to work quite well.  I love the furniture, really welcoming.  The long, soft curtains also help with warmth.  I found this at

Very striking and effective black feature wall here, which is balanced out by the other white walls, white ceiling and massive windows which let lots of light in.  This pic, and the one below, can be found at

I must admit though, that if I had to choose, my bedroom would be more on this gray-scale, rather than with black and white.  It just feels so luxurious, soft and inviting.

What I absolutely love and cannot get enough of, is black and white bathrooms, especially with checkered flooring like this bathroom has.  It’s also a great colour scheme to use with a Victorian style bathroom….mmmm, I love it!  Find this and similar pics at

This is a more modern take on a black and white bathroom, and very much a DIY-able project painting those stripes. I found this at

Simple, yet so dramatic. This pic and many others as inspiring can be found at

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Posted by on June 14, 2012 in Bathroom, Bedroom, Kitchen


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One response to “Black and white decor inspiration

  1. ADetailedHouse

    September 1, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Thank you so much for the kind words!!


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