Few other color palettes are as iconic as black and white. Perhaps the appeal lies in the sharp contrast between the two tones, or maybe it’s their timeless air. Whatever the case may be, the combination is stunning. One recent Decorilla client wanted to update their living area to be just as memorable. Read on to discover how the sophisticated black and white living room turned out!
The Challenge: Black and White Living Room and Dining Room
There are countless chic black and white interior design ideas out there, each of which comes with a distinct set of challenges. For this specific project to be a success, the designer needed to achieve the following:
- Select an appropriate shade of paint to go with the space’s brand new dark hardwood floors
- Find modern to contemporary-style black and white living room décor and furniture, suitable for the room
- Identify attractive replacement wall art to go along with the all-new furniture and décor
- Keep interior design color psychology in mind to ensure an inviting ambiance
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Black and White Living Room Ideas and Inspiration
When taking a closer look at the client’s inspirational images, they have a few things in common. Apart from the shared color scheme, each features clean-lined furniture, which gives the spaces a crisp, elegant feeling. The black and white living room décor adds visual interest and depth through subtle textural and pattern differences. All in all, clever design and layout tricks make the large rooms seem cozy.
Black and White Living Room Décor Moodboard and Design
To get the project started, the client needed to complete an interior design style quiz, followed by a design brief. It took her no time at all to get these initial steps done since she already had some pretty good black and white living room ideas of her own. Next up, she had an online consultation with one of Decorilla’s dedicated team members. They used her information to match her with two ideal interior designers for her project.
Upon receiving the brief, the designers created a moodboard each, which reflected the client’s preferences. And once the client saw both, she could choose a favorite. Although it was hard, she ended up picking Wanda’s modern-contemporary vision. The concept perfectly captured what the client wanted in terms of furniture, décor, and finishes – not only for the living room but the dining room as well. Wanda tweaked the moodboard slightly to suit the client’s particular needs.
Chic Modern-Contemporary Monochrome Living Room Results
The newly-designed living room is a symphony of whites, off-whites, charcoals, and grays. Its cool white walls go beautifully with the rich, dark wooden floors. Adding visual interest to the smooth, white walls, is the herringbone-style, wood veneer wallpaper by the fireplace. Since it extends up to the ceiling, it further elongates the walls, making the room seem even grander.
Six large windows allow natural light to stream in during the daytime. As for evenings, stylish artificial lights, including a modern chandelier, bathe the space in an enchanting glow. A textured area rug grounds the black and white living room furniture. The layout around a spacious coffee table is ideal for intimate gatherings. Wherever a person sits, they have a clear view of the piano, TV, or each other.
Most of the furniture consists of clean lines and simple shapes. Thus, the black baby grand piano becomes a focal point, setting the upscale tone of the room. The muted shades and abstract nature of the paintings, on the other hand, have a relaxed air about them. Overall, the black and white décor works together harmoniously and results in a timeless space.
Elegant Black and White Dining Room
Right off the lounge is the black and white dining room. Although there’s no door separating the two, the divide is clear from the different flooring. Where the living room features hardwood, the dining space has tiles – albeit in a complementary tone. The wall color is the same in both spaces. It acts as a unifying element, along with the similar artwork, furniture, and décor style.
The space gets ample natural light, while a contemporary ceiling light adds artificial brightness. Like the living area armchairs, two alternatives existed for the round dining table and chairs. Up first, was a dark wooden table and textured charcoal chairs option. The second featured a white, marble-topped table with black leather chairs. Both options result in a minimalistic yet elegant black and white dining room.
Organic Accents and Balance
The open-plan black and white living room and dining room feature various organic accents. These include wooden pieces, such as the coffee and dining tables, and indoor plants. Organic elements add texture and warmth, as well as color. For example, the plants stand out among the monochrome, while the wood creates coziness. The organic accents also bring balance to the upscale interior. They add comfort and serenity to the ambiance.
Online Shopping List
Decorilla clients not only receive stunning results but fantastic service and benefits too. On top of photorealistic 3D renderings and detailed layout instructions, they also get, among other things, an online shopping list. The list makes sourcing the right furniture and décor for their black and white dining room, or any space, a breeze. Best of all, it includes exclusive trade discounts!
Our Top Black and White Living Room Décor Picks
At first, updating a space can seem like a massive undertaking. However, few realize that a full-on transformation can begin with only a few key pieces. To recreate the monochrome living room above, consider making a start with our top picks below:
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