Styling your home is more than just choosing colors, it's also about creating depth and adding
texture. Since black and white colors can seem very flat it's important to try and add varying textures in each shade. An example of this would be opting for a high pile shag white area rug or choosing a bold black leather couch.
Paint With Graphic Design In Mind
Plain white or black walls look great but adding some type of design will look even better in some rooms. If you're going for the monochrome color palette you can use faux painting techniques or wallpaper to add in patterns. This is a great idea for an accent wall or half wall paint job.
Go Bold With Black
When it comes to black and white many people end up playing it safe by focusing more on white. Black is a powerful color and can really bring a mysterious vibe to your home however. Push your limits and consider going bold with black, such as painting your bathroom walls black or painting your kitchen cabinets black. You can also make a statement with a black carpet or all black matching furniture.
Sticking with just black and white can be difficult and feel a bit cold so bringing in a third complimenting color is a good idea. The majority of the room can be black and white but adding
in a one dark eggplant armchair or a gold bed frame can be just the touch you need to bring your home decor up a level.
Patterns Are Your Friend
Similarly to texture, patterns can play a big part in your design. Think about ideas like black and white striped walls, alternating black and white tiles or trying out a chevron pattern. Even classic polka dots can look awesome.
Going with black and white for your home or just one room has have a significant impact. Play around and experiment if you're unsure if this combination is for you. Going with just black and white decor can still make a huge style change.