How To Make A Black And White Living Room Work

We have all seen those perfect living rooms in all the best home decor and interior design magazines, right?

And each and every one of those times, some of us got to thinking how difficult could it be to create such a setting without the help of a professional interior designer. So, this post goes out to everyone who needs some inspiration to create the black and white living room of their dreams, or to those who are looking to show their interior design teams which essentials they really don’t want to let go of.


SEE ALSO: What Makes The Perfect Mid-Century Modern Chair


1. Start with the walls

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Choosing the color(s) for your walls will set the living room color scheme. If you’re going for a black and white living room, you can go with elegant white walls, and an accent feature in one of the walls, such as a wallpaper, or even a black-painted wall. Remember that if you’re working with a small living room, darker colors will make your room appear and feel smaller!

2. Choose a foundation piece

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Loren Armchair by Essential Home

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The next step is to choose a foundation piece. That is, something that will create a focal point in your living room, which will then allow you to arrange all your furniture accordingly. White living room furniture such as a nice sofa is usually a clever choice to create a focal point. You can then start furnishing from there on.

3. Furnish your living room

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After your focal point is set, make sure to furnish the rest of your living room. If possible, go with a mid-century modern design theme throughout the room. There are plenty of black and white living room furniture items you can find online and they will give a classic, yet modern look to your new family room. Don’t forget center and side tables, which are great to create contrast against your sofa and chairs.

4. Light it up

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Dandridge Armchair by Essential Home

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This step should actually be executed at the same time as the previous one. Getting your lighting right will help to create the ambience you want. And if you choose properly, you can also use your lighting fixtures as accessories and accent pieces. For the whole black and white living room theme, remember that marbles are always a great way to add color and texture at the same time!

5. Accessorize it!

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Miranda Table Lamp by Essential Home

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Last, but not the least, accessorize! This means rugs, pillow, curtains, candles, and everything you might need to make your living room feel like home. This is also where you can add a little bit of color that will add contrast to your black and white color palette. Pastel colors work wonderfully, but for a bit more contrast you can also go with red or pink details.


READ MORE: The Secret To Making Your Scandinavian Home Feel Bigger!


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