A monochrome palette is a fantastic choice for your bedroom. From Art Deco-inspired designs to 1960s modernism and minimalist trends from the 90s to modern day – monochrome never its appeal. Black-and-white décor has a timeless quality.
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A black-and-white themed bedroom works really well mixed with the more muted shades of grey. A great idea could be to to choose a dove-grey patterned wallpaper and a customised black headboard tied in with a black floor lamp. The design can be accessorised to great effect with a monochrome floral duvet cover, a mohair grey throw and a citrus cushion for a pop of colour.
For a hotel-style feel to your bedroom, go for stark white walls as a simple backdrop and choose silk bedlinen with plumped up pillows and black silk cushions. To complete the look add black bedside tables and lampshades.
A monochrome guest bedroom is a great choice as it suits both masculine and feminine styling. Add extra interest to white walls with a large mirror that will also increase the feeling of room size through its reflected space. Team this décor with pinstriped bedlinen and luxurious velvet black cushions.
If you are thinking of adding a minimalist touch to your monochrome bedroom why not choose a dramatic platform bed, teamed with fresh white bedlinen. Marry this look with a glossy wooden floor – keep accessories to a minimum with concealed storage within the bed frame.
For a softer look, pale blue walls are very effective teamed with a patterned carpet. Choose a modern black double bed and furniture with clean lines. Contrast this décor with white bedlinen and bold patterned cushions – a duck-egg blue throw will marry the whole look together.
Introduce a delicate feel to a monochrome bedroom scheme with lace bedlinen, linen cushions and sheer curtains. Opt for a black mohair or faux-fur throw on the bed teamed with a pale-grey suede or sheepskin rug.
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Bright accent colours work beautifully in a black and white bedroom. A customised headboard and black floor lamp tie the look together.
An explosion of patterns in the curtains and bedlinen, brings this bedroom right out of the ordinary. The plain white walls allow the patterns to take centre stage.
Play with scale by magnifying delicate details to create a stunning centrepiece. Without a bed frame, the focus can remain on the feature wall. White accessories, flooring and sheer blinds make the room feel light and airy.
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A solid black wall can seem a little intimidating, especially in the bedroom. Get around this by mixing it with plenty of whites in different textures and shapes, like this shapely modern chandelier and feather decoration.
Monochrome comes into its own when put together as different patterns as its practically impossible to clash black and white – the mixture of shapes and prints in this bedroom fill it with personality.
When working with monochrome you can make bold style statements – this bedroom’s dramatic black and white striped feature wall would be overwhelming in any other palette.
Pure white bedrooms make for the most calming of places to sleep. Add in some touches of grey like this checked throw and oversized decorative letters to give the space points of interest.
Monochrome doesn’t just mean huge slabs of black and white. This pretty floral wallpaper brings elegance to this colourless bedroom with its delicately drawn flower pattern.