Black or White: You will have two main color schemes when looking at black and white bedroom designs. You can opt to go black heavy or white heavy. Black heavy is when you decorate the walls in black and the feature pieces (bed frame, bedding) are black as seen in picture (1) and (2). This is less common as it can make the room feel smaller and darker, but on the other hand it makes the bedroom feel romantic and intimate. You can always paint one wall in black and have the other walls white to still keep a bright room – as seen in pictures (3) and (4).
White heavy bedroom designs will have only white walls and black decor pieces which makes the space feel larger and brighter (5) (6).
Feature Pieces: The main pieces in the bedroom that will determine the color scheme of the room are the walls, floors, the bed frame and the bed sheets. In picture (7) even though the walls are grey/green and there are some green throw pillows, since the bed, headboard, and bedding are black and white – that becomes the dominate color scheme in the room. This is because the bed is the biggest piece of furniture in the room and so the color of the bed and the color of the bedding you use will play a big role in the overall color scheme of the room.
Pops of Color: If you keep the entire room decorated white and black, any colored pieces will really pop out – adding to the color palette of the room. Whether that is a green pillow or a plant as seen in pictures (8) and (9) or even tanned colored furniture (10). Check out this post to see bedrooms with pops of red: A Color Guide for Red and Black Bedroom Designs.
Floor Color: Yup even the floor color will have a say in the overall color scheme of the room. In the photos above a lot of the rooms make use of neutral colors like white, grey, or dark hardwoods, and light brown carpeting. It is something to keep in mind if you are doing the flooring too.
Decor Accessories: Some decorating ideas include hanging up a black frame on a white wall – this creates great contrast. The same goes for a white frame on a black wall. Black and white photos are a classy decor touch. So is a black and white chandelier (11) or iron lighting fixtures. Other ideas include hanging an abstract painting above the headboard and using black or white area rugs. 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11
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