See how to incorporate black and white into your decor with ideas from these inspiring spaces and area rugs.
The classic color combination makes any room — from bathrooms to bedrooms — sophisticated, chic, and timeless. From horizontal stripes to graphic floor tile and rugs, it's a look that lasts.
Bold & Modern - Elements 20BLK from Momeni - This rug creates dramatic impact in the front hall.
For Something More Traditional - Sierra Mar Kismet Ivory/Black by Karastan
Or, For A Graphic Look - Bliss 09BLK from Momeni
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You can't go wrong with an Animal Print - Serengeti 05ZEB by Momeni
Or, Get more naturalistic or try an Asian style look with KOI 04BGE Momeni
You could also go with a caligraphy-like motif as in KOI 03BLK Momeni
A simple Floral can be both sweet and relaxing, the softer side of this contrasting palette. Encore 08IV Loloi
Perhaps a bit of Whimsy? Here a cityscape - Traverse Copenhagen TV54 Jaipur
Style and value strike a perfect balance in Fusion, one of Jaipur's popular collections of contemporary hand-tufted rugs. Fusion Seeds FN30 Jaipur
And then there are always stripes!
Make it even more interesting with this offset Chevron pattern. Maroc MR52 Jaipur
Once you have assembled all your black and white pieces, there's one last thing to do before you are done ... Add just a hint of a third color. Whether it is the drapes, a pillow, some art or glassware objects, that one little pop of color will bring the whole scheme together even more stylishly. Room:
Do you like the bold contrast of black and white? What room do you think this color combo works best in? We'd love to hear your comments. (And, questions if you have any!)
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Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.