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100+ Fresh Ways to Decorate With Black and White

A classic color combo that works in any space and never goes out of style? Yes, please. Find black-and-white design ideas for your entire home with our room-by-room guide.

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Photo: Clara Jung. From: Clara Jung.


Color makes such a difference: the print of this foyer's floral wallpaper is traditional enough, but in black and white it looks so fresh and exciting. The black front door extends the color scheme to the exterior.

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Photo: Kyle Born. From: HGTV Magazine.

Add Some Texture

“The contrast of black pieces against a white wall feels modern, clean and fresh,” says Stephanie Kraus, a Wayne, Pennsylvania designer. To pull off the warm, welcoming look, she outfitted this home's entryway with a lacquered raffia console, rope-wrapped bench and muted kilim rug.

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Photo: Lindsay Salazar. From: House of Jade Interiors.

White + Black Farmhouse Style

That chalkboard sign couldn't be more right. From the moment they walk through the front door, the owners of this home in Lehi, Utah will feel at ease thanks to bright white walls, rich black accents and their favorite art pieces.

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Small + Chic

What this foyer lacks in space, it more than makes up for in style. A built-in bench features storage below, while a wall-mounted desk shelf doubles as a landing spot for houseplants, accessories and art. Modern black light fixtures and hardware pop against white walls, making the space look and feel bigger.

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