The Bold Neutral Look of Black and White Bedrooms

When some people hear the word “neutral” in relation to decorating, they often think this means a color palette that is bland and dull. Neutrals can be anything but when done correctly, but a surefire way to capture a bold, chic look is to go with a neutral pairing that is often forgotten even falls into this category: black and white.

The stark contrast of black and white instantly offers the opportunity for a dramatic look. You never have to worry about it going out of style, as its as timeless as they come, and it can suit a variety of different tastes. I especially love black and white bedrooms. There is an innate luxury to this combo that works wonderfully in this space. It can be as relaxed or glamorous as you’d like.

Here are ten examples of fabulous black and white bedrooms.

The Bold Neutral Look of Black & White Bedrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comPainting the baseboards, crown molding, and trim around the windows black created a chic contrast with the white walls.
Source: Alyssa Rosenheck Photography via My Domaine

The Bold Neutral Look of Black & White Bedrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comTo create a grand statement, turn the whole wall behind the bed into one large, tufted headboard.
Source: Architectural Digest

The Bold Neutral Look of Black & White Bedrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a serene look, keep the palette mostly white and creamy with just a few accents of black.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

The Bold Neutral Look of Black & White Bedrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comTouches of gold are a great way to glam up a black and white bedroom.
Source: Decor Pad

The Bold Neutral Look of Black & White Bedrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comCreate a more whimsical atmosphere by layering patterns into the space.
Source: Lonny

The Bold Neutral Look of Black & White Bedrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comNothing says luxury like a canopy and a chaise. The heavy amounts of cream and white offset the heavy black walls.
Source: Mark D. Sikes

The Bold Neutral Look of Black & White Bedrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comA black accent wall looks rich and luxurious in this antique-inspired retreat.
Source: Christine Dovey

The Bold Neutral Look of Black & White Bedrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite brick plays off a smooth black wall to bump up the contrast in this loft-like space.
Source: Rikki Snyder via My Domaine

The Bold Neutral Look of Black & White Bedrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comA chandelier is a great edition to any bedroom in need of a touch of glamour.
Source: Britto Charette via Houzz

The Bold Neutral Look of Black & White Bedrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comLayer in gray and shades of gold to add some dimension to a black and white canvas.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

You can’t go wrong with the clean, luxurious look of a black and white bedroom.

Warm regards,
Megan

Inspiring Hotel Decor Part 1: Suites

Have you ever walked into a hotel room and instantly felt at home? The goal on most interior designers’ minds when decorating for a hotel is to make every guest feel like they are in a home away from home. The decor is often elegant and comfortable, but there are thousands of hotels out there with varying designs to fit everyone’s taste. That’s why hotels are a great source of inspiration when decorating or staging your own home. Most hotels will let you take photos of the lobby and restaurant(s) and tour the hotel without being registered, and sometimes they will even let you preview a room.

To start off this series of posts on inspiring hotel decor, I’m going to show you some of my favorite examples of beautiful hotel suites…

 Connoaught Hotel in London
Photo via Offset Architects

St. Regis Hotel New York
Photo via St. Regis NY

Hotel Castille in Paris, France
Photo via Chillout Spot

The Tides South Beach
Photo via King & Grove Hotels

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
Photo via TimeOutDubai.com

Is your mind already churning with great ideas? If you’re decorating a home for yourself, hotels can offer great ideas for color schemes and decor. If you’re staging, there are little touches that hotels have like a fresh towel hanging over the tub or a coffee pot and cups situated on a tray near the bed. These touches bring warmth to a space and make anyone walking into it feel like they are someplace special.

Stay tuned for our next post on inspiring hotel lobbies!

Warm regards,
Megan