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30 Black-and-White Bedrooms

By: Maria Conti and Amanda Lecky
August 18, 2022

Black and white are a dynamic dream team that never disappoints when decorating. Whether designing a timeless, tailored look or one that's dramatic and moody, discover how to use these classic hues to create a designer-worthy bedroom.

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Photo: Ryan Garvin. From: Erica Bryen Design.

B+W: A Classic Combo

What's black, white and beautiful all over? Your main bedroom, after reading through our 30 black-and-white bedroom design tips. Read on get the scoop on our favorite black-and-white paint, furnishings and fabrics, plus all our easy-to-follow DIY tutorials to color your en-suite with this pitch-perfect pairing.

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Photo: Galina Coada Photography. From: Pineapple House Interior Design.

Pitch Your Ceiling

Want to dial up the drama in your all-white bedroom? Take notes from this dreamy suite from Pineapple House Interior Design and paint your ceiling pitch black for head-turning impact. If you're working with tall ceilings (lucky you!), paint the crown molding the same inky hue to create a cozy effect. For standard ceilings, paint your trim and walls the same white as the wall color to create the illusion of extra height.

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Photo: Dustin Halleck. From: EDYTA & CO. Interior Design.

Embrace Abstract Thinking

Create a chic space to catch some Z’s with bold abstract artwork above your bed. A pair of oversized black-and-white brushstroke paintings bring a graphic edge to the headboard in this contemporary bedroom. Commission similar works from a local or online artist to support creatives and bring beauty to your room in one fell swoop. Or, if you feel crafty: Paint a stretched canvas with creamy white paint and let it dry completely. Apply inky acrylic paint with a standard paintbrush dipped in water to dilute the pigment. Create sweeping, exaggerated and imperfect lines on the canvas to yield one-of-a-kind artwork for your black-and-white boudoir.

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Photo: Ryan Garvin . From: Erica Bryen Design.

Dot Your Eyes

Keep your black-and-white bedroom feeling airy and bright with dainty-scale polka dot wallpaper like this eye-catching option employed by Erica Bryen Design. This kicky wallcovering works as a crisp backdrop to the black headboard in this bedroom as it features ample negative space and reads as predominantly white.

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