Trendy & Timeless…Black & White

Starting fresh from the beginning or adding to what you already have in your space, black and white are safe and striking ways to freshen up your decor. Solids or graphic prints in these two color extremes make a statement and add visual interest to any room.

Here are a few ideas that are HOT now!
A bold statement wall by A Painted Nest creates a dramatic entry in their home. Learn how to paint perfectly straight lines to achieve this look on the link above.
A quiet ticking stripe is as versatile as any neutral color.
The Endearing Home has used black and white textiles and draperies to compliment a traditional style home adding pizzazz and drama to their cozy space.
How bright fresh fruits and vegetables look against such a light and simple backdrop from My Lovely Things.
Adding a new bench or coffee table makes a welcome change after seasons of the ‘same old’. Using black will not compete with other woods or colors in the room.
A modern twist with a faux zebra print rug? (via Vintage House)
How about a striking white house & black door combination by Aubrey Road blog?
Holly Mathis Interiors has timeless checkered floors in her kitchen….
and how about breaking up warm wood tones that dominate a space with a dramatic pattern and a black light fixture.
This beautiful bedroom looks so crisp and clean.
Timeless yet trendy. Update, accent or leave forever. 
A favorite combination that fits many different styles.
A special thanks to for including our room in the
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Angela Santaniello
February 7, 2014 10:56 pm

Black & White is a favorite combo of mine! Great inspiration!Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Michele Alger
February 8, 2014 3:31 am

Love the example pix…so much wonderful inspiration! Love the way the Zebra rug tones down the gold wood cabinetry, I would never have thought of that!

February 8, 2014 5:41 am

Great inspiration Holly. Love that kitchen floor. Congrats on your bedroom being featured. Have a great week end.Kris

February 8, 2014 10:20 am

Way to go Holly! Nice feature and a great round up of good ideas!

a house full of vintage
February 8, 2014 3:04 pm

I love the black and white look! Thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration!!

February 8, 2014 3:21 pm

Congratulations Holly! Your bedroom is beautiful. Enjoy your weekend, Gailo

Angela Ryder
February 8, 2014 4:14 pm

Great post Holly! Love all the ideas and congrats on your bedroom!~~Angela

Art and Sand
February 8, 2014 4:16 pm

I love black and white yet I have never used it for decorating. I think it must be because I wear a lot of black.My absolute favorite of the inspiration photos is that dramatic black and white striped wall.

Lauren TheEndearingHome
February 8, 2014 4:43 pm

Thank you so much Holly for including our family room in your post and congratulations on your feature at Country Living, your bedroom is beautiful!

Patty Rumaker
February 8, 2014 7:04 pm

Great inspiration photos. I think black can add a lot of drama to a room! Congrats on being featured in Country Living!!Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

February 8, 2014 10:32 pm

I like the look of black and white too. Congrats on your bedroom being featured!

Susan Homeroad
February 8, 2014 11:12 pm

I love black and white too Holly… I would love that floor in my house someplace, someday 🙂

Deb Hrabik
February 9, 2014 12:17 am

That was so much great inspiration. Now my wheels are turning….where to make a black and white statement. Fun!Deb@LakeGirlPaints

Christine Vandormolen
February 9, 2014 3:02 am

I am slowly adding some large black accents in my home too….Luv it

must love junk
February 10, 2014 2:13 pm

Great examples of black and white touches! Congrats on your bedroom feature :)Susan

February 12, 2014 1:04 am

Not too many could get away with that..but you sure rocked it Holly!

Gypsy Heart
February 12, 2014 11:40 pm

I love, love black & white! I agree that it's timeless and can be so dramatic and elegant. I wear it a lot too! :)xoPat