How to pull off black and white decor in the home

Try monochrome decor in your home.
Try monochrome decor in your home.
Too scared to try black and white decor? With a little help from Charles Parsons, you'll be working that monochrome magic in no time!

The classic colour combination of black and white has the ability to transform any living space into an elegant, contemporary and timeless interior haven.

Scared to take on such a bold contrasting colour scheme? With a little help from Charles Parsons, you'll be working that monochrome magic in no time!

Choose a small room

A small room, like an office, is a great place to put a black and white colour scheme to good use. This contemporary colour arrangement creates a modern and sleek feel – perfect for a place of work or study. Eliminate distraction by implementing a simple design with minimal pattern and prints. After all, an uncluttered space equals an uncluttered mind! 

To pull off this look, paint the walls in a clean shade of white and accessorise with black furnishings such as chairs, frames and office supplies. Charles Parsons' Capri sheer drapery fabric is perfect for bringing in ample natural light – a necessity for a working environment. 

Bring in lots of textures

Introducing a variety of textures into a living space will help give a black and white colour scheme a more homely and cosy feel. From white, shaggy rugs to black, leather couches, there are endless ways to bring in a range of textures. Wood and glass furnishings are a great way to break up this colour combination. This can be done through coffee tables, television stands and flooring options.

Clashing prints is another easy way to add interest to a simple colour scheme. Mix and match your cushions with Charles Parsons' striped, Melody upholstery fabric in shade licorice and tribal-inspired Cheyenne fabric in charcoal.

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Add an accent colour

If you're still a little hesitant about committing to a sole colour scheme of black and white, introducing one accent colour is a great way to break it up. The beauty of this monochromatic palette is that the majority of colours work well with both colours. From red to yellow, orange to pink, you'll be spoilt for choice.

A colour-blocked, statement chair is a great way to add interest to a black and white space. Our Leno upholstery fabric in shade amber green is the perfect choice to keep an air of sophistication without looking child-like. 

If you're after a little more interior inspiration, reach out to the team at Charles Parsons today. With more than 100 years experience in the industry, we're full of refreshing ideas.