3 Must know Tips for Black and White Apartment Decorating

decor with black and white

When you rent an apartment, more often than not the interior walls will be painted a neutral white color.  There are a lot of advantages to this as white makes the rooms in your apartment seem bright and airy.  White is a peaceful and uplifting color that is conducive to rest and relaxation.  Apartments are white to help accommodate individual occupant’s personal tastes for color and design.  Think…if you saw an apartment that was all purple you might not want to rent there.  A white apartment allows you to choose a purple (or green, yellow or red) couch, curtains and accessories to show off your favorite color palette.  Many individuals like to keep decorating easy. Black and white apartment decor is a great way to do this, and is a color scheme that is timeless.

Here are our 3 must know tips for black and white apartment decorating.

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Focus on Texture:

If you want to create interest when you have only black and white apartment decor, you should place various interesting textures into your rooms.  Look for rugs, pillows or blankets that are interesting and have lots of textural surfaces.  You can choose furniture that has wood surfaces that have texture too.  Glass and mirrors are interesting to include. Antique or new wood painted black is an idea that creates texture in a room.

Black and White Apartment Decor with an Accent Color:

A black and white apartment color scheme can really be made to pop if you choose an accent color that is very rich in vibrancy.  Don’t over use this color as that will detract from your black and white apartment decor theme.  Let’s say that you like the color blue.  Choose 1 picture to hang in your room that is full of this color.  It will create a focal point for your space.  You could also choose 1 chair in your favorite color, or dishes in your kitchen with this color.  Pair with white linens, towels and sheets for a stunning look.

black and white dining area with rug

Know Your Stain Tolerance:

If you have young children or lots of guests who are messy, your white room will be a magnet for stains.  When choosing materials pick ones that are stain resistant or can easily be cleaned and washed.  There are some great choices for indoor/outdoor fabrics and rugs online from Wayfair that would be ideal for this, and they sell stain resistant fabric by the yard too if you are a DIY Weekend Warrior. Keep your rooms bright by cleaning on a regular schedule to make sure that your white walls and woodwork stay clean and dust free too.

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