15 black and white bedroom essentials for a room that’s cool without color
(and they go with everything!)
Published May 3, 2016 5:00 AM
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by Cora. L. Diekman
Rugs are HOT right now, especially in layers. This simple geometric pattern would compliment any style while adding a touch of modern flair to the bedroom. Not enough color for your taste? Layer up with a colorful kilim for added flair.
Poufs are great for their versatility and portability. Use them for seating, as a footrest, or even as a makeshift side table in a pinch. This leather version is as useful as it is chic, with a sleek leather shell trimmed in thin black embroidery – all crafted by hand in Morocco.
Make that accent wall (finally) happen! A single wall of this chic removable wallpaper would create the ultimate focal point in the bedroom. An intricate black and white branch pattern is sure to add movement and character, and mesh with any simple pre-existing color scheme. No other decorative accent will be higher impact AND this easy to install (or change – for those who fear commitment).
Put that succulent garden into action with this chic planter and stand by CB2. A clever composite material mimics stone, but is actually lightweight and simple to move. Durable enough for outdoor use, we think this modern piece would work perfectly in the bedroom.
Who doesn’t love a pom-pom? Handcrafted in Marrakesh, Morocco, these blankets promise to be the ultimate marriage of old and new – created with time-honored techniques on traditional wooden looms, in a design that’s surprisingly modern. Choose from five sizes in either wool or cotton.
This elegant side table would make an excellent nightstand or reading nook accent table. Its chic frame mimics a bar cart, with white lacquer finish and brass accents for a touch of glitz. And, as if the look alone wasn’t enough to tempt you, the top shelf is actually a removable tray – ideal for breakfast in bed.
Stripes are classic and sophisticated. If your bedroom palette calls for a pop of softness in black and white, look no further than this plush accent pillow, which is woven by artisans in Guatemala in partnership with the non-profit organization Maya Traditions.
Cowhide is often found in brown tones, so we’re loving this fresh twist in black and white. We’d layer this over other rug to add a bit of depth in the bedroom.
A room in a box? Yes, please! The Refine Boxed Room takes the hard work out of sourcing decorative details, including everything from throw pillows to storage bins to coasters. This size fits a twin xl bed, making it ideal for dorm rooms. If black and white decor is calling your name, one-stop-shop your bedroom with a single click. One and done.
Tres chic! No matter your existing style or color scheme, this lovely Parisian map print will add a splash of worldly charm to your walls. Customize the style with your frame of choice, and live vicariously through the dreamy illustrations of Paris’s most notable landmarks.
Wall sconces over each side of the bed are having a serious moment right now, and it’s easy to see why – they add decorative interest to the wall while freeing up valuable real estate on the night table (a total win-win). This simple sconce has modern lines while being versatile enough to accent any decorative theme. Bonus: the shade is fully adjustable, proving this sconce has both beauty AND brains.
Nothing rivals the high drama of a framed canopy bed. This version by CB2 has brass accents to die for, and comes at a price that’s easy to fall in love with.
Every bedroom needs an accent chair (even if it’s only for draping clothes – no judging here). This Italian-inspired leather chair comes in black or white, and is the perfect accent for any bedroom.
This black and white sheet set promises the finest Italian linens with sophisticated European design. White sheets are trimmed with a thin three line black satin detail – timelessly classic in style, with a modern edge.
Add a touch of tun to the bedside table with this vintage address book. Each page features a photo of a rotary-style phone with plenty of room for addresses, notes, or journaling. Place on your own nightstand or in a guest room as a decorative accent that’s both fun and useful.