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A black and white palette is timeless and classic, with endless possibilities from subdued to statement-making. This high-contrast colour combination makes any room - from bathrooms to bedrooms - sophisticated, chic, and easy on the eyes. It's hard to go wrong with a reimagined black-and-white space.
From modern farmhouse to midcentury modern, loud prints to small flourishes, you can interpret the two-note scheme a billion ways. Decorating with black and white gives you the blank canvas you need to add in texture with rugs, throws, and other textiles. There are countless ways to use these colours in a way that is interesting and engaging.
Whether you’re colour-phobic or colour obsessed, you're guaranteed to fall in love with these black and white spaces. Simple yet striking, we rounded up some rooms that hit a perfect balance of dark and light. The perfect inspiration to help you recreate this contrasting effect in your own home.
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Plush, white decor is having a moment on social media and interior design magazines. You don't need a Hollywood budget to nail the simplistic yet cosy look - the usual design rules apply though, primarily where white is concerned.
It’s generally acknowledged that a totally white colour scheme can look clinical. That’s why it’s essential to incorporate contrasting finishes, such as natural stone or hardwood flooring. A large area rug and small textile accents can be the perfect solution for creating texture and pattern in an all-white design space.
We have selected three of our statement making rugs for the all-white interior design palette.
DON'T SKIMP ON THE DETAILS
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Not ready to throw yourselves into the deep end and paint your walls? Don't despair. Your home can still house a lot of individuality without having to get the paint brush out.
Think about swapping out your furniture, fixtures, and home accessories. Make the majority of your furniture black and scout for a big, monochromatic art piece to make the room feel finished, not sparse.
A black and white geometric rug is a classic that never looks dated, and it will go with so many of your future design whims and colour schemes. You don't have to worry about making a bad investment when splurging on a big rug like this. A Persian rug always maintains it’s value, it could even increase in value.
EMBRACE THE DARK SIDE
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Dare to go dark - make a bold move in just about any space. If you're on a quest for a hue that can elevate your interiors in a second, look no further than black.
Take a look at these opulent black rugs we have selected from our Persian and Oriental rug collections. Each one of our rugs is handmade and completely unique, so if you have your eye on one, you better get in there quick!
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Talk about a stairway to heaven - these stairways exude glamour. Sometimes you just want to make a statement without making a statement; for those occasions, a no-fail black and white colour palette will save the day.
If you want to introduce a subtle pattern and a little vintage charm to an elegant black and white staircase - choose a beautiful runner to adorn those steps.