Black and white are classic colors for a reason: they'll always stand the test of time. If you're looking to design a black and white living room of your own, you'll definitely want to take a look at the 30 beautiful black and white living room ideas below. They prove that this color combination can be styled to appear modern, glam, transitional, eclectic—you name it.
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Pair Black and White With Red
Black and white look nice and sophisticated in this living room, but small touches of red add a welcome dose of vibrance, too. Keep in mind that just a bit of color will stand out in a black and white space; it doesn't take much to make an impact.Continue to 2 of 30 below.
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Use Gray as a Complement
Black and white are often paired with gray pieces, too, as is the case in this apartment living room. If you're not sure how to weave black and white into your space, consider purchasing abstract artwork featuring the two hues, like the piece above. If you're feeling crafty, you could even DIY your own masterpiece.Continue to 3 of 30 below.
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Add Some Touches of Gold
Black and white shine in this classy living room that is a music lover's paradise. Pops of gold add a touch of charm to the space, too.Continue to 4 of 30 below.
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Go for a Two-Tone Look
Why not opt for a two tone look? The walls in this living room feature a mix of both black and white paint—it's the best of both worlds.Continue to 5 of 30 below.
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Paint Board and Batten Black
If you choose to install board and batten in your living room, consider painting it black for dramatic effect. This DIY adds so much architectural character to a home.Continue to 6 of 30 below.
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Keep Things Simple
More of a minimalist? Black and white is great for you, too. This simple living room features all of the essentials without being overpowering.Continue to 7 of 30 below.
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Hang a Black and White Photo Wall
If you're inclined to hang up photos in the living room, consider printing them out in black and white and popping them into black frames with white matting to create your own museum worthy display. There's nothing like honoring favorite memories and always being surrounded by your loved ones.Continue to 8 of 30 below.
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Change Your TV Screensaver
Set your television screensaver to a black and white image to add a bit of glamour to your living room. Who says that your practical pieces have to be eyesores?Continue to 9 of 30 below.
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Layer in Special Accessories
Layer, layer, layer. Adding in lots of different thoughtful accessories is what makes a house a home. Jazz up your living room with sculptural finds, florals, coffee table books, and more, all within a black and white color scheme.Continue to 10 of 30 below.
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Go for a Modern Look
If your decor style is modern, black and white is an excellent color combo to bring into your home. Source white painted ceramic pieces, plaster light fixtures, and black candlesticks to add a moody, contemporary touch to your space.Continue to 11 of 30 below.
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Embrace an Airy Feel
Black and white living rooms can still feel light and airy. The sun shines into this mostly white space with a handful of black touches.Continue to 12 of 30 below.
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Paint the Fireplace
This Parisian-inspired living room sure is captivating and elegant. Consider painting your fireplace in a matte black so that it really pops.Continue to 13 of 30 below.
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Show Off Your Glam Side
Feeling glam? So is this living room. Black, white, and silver shine in this pretty living space, which is perfect for cozying up with a glass of bubbly.Continue to 14 of 30 below.
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Have Fun With Tile
Consider adding black and white peel and stick tile around your fireplace to bring more personality into your living room. There are many renter-friendly options on the market, too.Continue to 15 of 30 below.
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Don't Forget a Curio Cabinet
This transitional style living room features a majorly on-trend black curio cabinet. Pieces like these are wonderful for housing everything from ceramics to books to glassware and bar supplies.Continue to 16 of 30 below.
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Play With Pattern
Bring on the zig zags. Throw pillows and blankets with black and white geometric prints are a simple way to embrace this timeless color pairing.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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Experiment With an Accent Wall
When in doubt, paint an accent wall. If you're hesitant to opt into an all-black living room, you can always go bold with one wall. Hang up some pictures to create the perfect at-home gallery.Continue to 18 of 30 below.
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Say Yes to Art
Not feeling a gallery wall? Oversized black and white art is another option for the living room and will add instant visual interest to your space.Continue to 19 of 30 below.
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Incorporate Some Bouclé
Bring on the bouclé! A white bouclé lounge chair or ottoman will look right at home in your black and white space while adding a welcome dose of texture as well.Continue to 20 of 30 below.
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Select Pretty Prints
This living room also features black and white prints that command attention above the sofa. A couple of artful photos will add instant style to your space.Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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Or Leave the Walls Bare
This living room features a fun combination of black and white while looking nice and cohesive. Keeping wall art to a minimum allows the paint colors to do the talking.Continue to 22 of 30 below.
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Unplug and Unwind
A white macrame wall hanging really stands out against this living room's black accent wall. This room is soothing and serene, with decor kept nice and simple.Continue to 23 of 30 below.
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Pepper Your Space With Texture
Don't forget to add textural pieces into your black and white space. A knit pouf ottoman, some fresh flowers, live branches, and a tassel-trimmed blanket are just some examples of texture at play in this room.Continue to 24 of 30 below.
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Create a Cozy Haven
If you're renting and are unable to paint your actual fireplace, then simply tackle the wall behind it. We can only imagine how cozy this room is when the fire is crackling at night.Continue to 25 of 30 below.
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Don't Skimp on Your Rug
The right area rug can make a major impact in your space. Here, a black and white rug adds warmth and a touch of calm.Continue to 26 of 30 below.
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Reupholster Old Seating
If you have some accent chairs that are no longer serving you, consider reupholstering them in the black and white fabric of your choice. How fun is this houndstooth print?Continue to 27 of 30 below.
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Design a Lounge-Like Space
A black leather sofa just oozes cool. Turn your living room into a party-ready lounge with a piece like this topped off with some punchy pillows and framed art.Continue to 28 of 30 below.
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Hang Plenty of Prints
This spacious living room features many different uses of black and white. Don't be afraid to experiment with a variety of patterns within a given color scheme in your space.Continue to 29 of 30 below.
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Try a Pop of Blue
Black and white pairs nicely with pops of leather and blue in this sunlit living room. If you're looking to add some additional colors into your space, these are no-brainers.Continue to 30 of 30 below.
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Keep It Casual
Ensure your space appears current by bringing in some contemporary fabric—we love anything with squiggly lines. Who says the living room has to be serious?