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Monochromes are trending – but this is not the first time. Simple and classic, they add sophistication to any room, offering a suave style that is always in fashion. Meant for relaxation, there’s no better place for elegance to shine than the bedroom. These forty gorgeous black and white bedrooms show the stretch of the monochromatic theme. Whether white, minimalist and stencilled, or bold, luxurious and striking, all contain contrast and depth at its finest. Feature walls play with headboards, floating beds and patterned covers to produce the ideal zone for pampering and a good night’s sleep.

Black frames white in a feature wall and chiffon curtaining. Mixing together in a line sketch rug, a low stencil bed joins with an ottoman and grid lighting for a modern look.

Simple and minimalist, this space oscillates between black and white, white and black in turn. Large panels of colour with wooden bedside tables and flooring make for a solid impact.


Almost a stage, this bedroom’s background lights up in LED, a solid black box frame and mirrored writing. A low-lying monochrome bed talks to black Roman blinds.

Textures take centre stage in this modern glamour bedroom. Geometric-patterned wallpaper harks to a quilted duvet with silver lining. Draped lights and alternating blinds add detail to block furniture.

The little things can make a bedroom. Nine hanging sketches, a black mannequin and striped rug add personality, without overwhelming the space.

Victorian panelling backgrounds this bedroom, marked by quirky erotic box art. Brown and beige bedding breaks the monochrome beside a potted plant.

Wood works well with monochromes. Wood in a bed frame, side chest and feature art piece helps to ground white bedding and a black and white print.

Don’t be afraid of a black feature wall. This space pulls it off, with an abstract art print, boxed white furniture and grey gingham bedding to set the scene.


Textured wallpaper can shine in a black and white room. Loosely-draped lighting over a futon-style bed highlights its geometric patterns, beside a series of frames.

Go Japanese with a futon in monochrome. Cornered by white-textured and black-painted walls, cylindrical and bauble lighting dims the space.

Make your bed go beyond, as a painting headboard changes its shape. This room shows an L-shape shrouded in black-painted wood and white book jackets.

Think outside the ordinary with feature walls that pop. A white wall creates waves opposite a quilted partner. Simple cotton bedding and curtains show contrast.

Geometry fascinates in this bedroom, where glass reigns king. A glass feature mirrors itself in the floor, while white-and-grey bedding and black elements talk. An origami ceiling adds flair.

Make monochromes easy in a range of shades. This bedroom collects black and grey in a rug and bedding, while white lines framed bookcases, a panelled feature wall and drop bauble lighting.

Create a trail to your bed. Ceiling cut-out squares culminate in a black gridded feature wall, leading to low-lying dreamtime. A splash of black meets the rug, while sleek black-and-white cupboards add finesse.

Go all-white – apart from special features. This bedroom marks out black-framed windows, an all-black bed and oblong bedside table.

Reverse the order with this monochromatic gem. All white on the walls and ceiling, black strongly grounds in a bed and floor. A few white books and plant holders position the table.

Create a speeding tunnel with black lines on white walls. A feature monochrome art piece stands out against long, flat and black furniture.

Base black and white around colour, like this multi-hued bedroom. White walls, benches and a chair meet a wooden floor, greys and a multi-coloured rug for a lived-in look.

Use the rule of the square in your black and white design. This room dominates with a black-tiled headboard, bed and drawers. An abstract curtain panel draws the eye amongst glowing and flowing white.

This bedroom focuses on shapes, not colours. An L-shaped bedframe, doubling as a bookcase, meets a central wooden pole. Monochrome sketches peep silently from the side.

Shoot for the stars in this three-panelled space. As black constellation lights mimic the cosmos, textured wallpaper centres a lit central panel and block wood furniture.

The Scandinavian can combine black and white with grey, wood and glass. This space executes the four admirably, as a ceiling design shyly looks down.

Why not go four-poster? Heavily-lined, this room’s stark black stencils are mirrored in a black-lined rug, wooden-lined feature wall and lined feature chair. An unusual lamp in white greets visitors.

Black and white can be nautical, too. As a black-and-wood wheel steers the room, panels of blue and grey bring in the ocean. Black walls, tables and a mixed block bench keep the monochromatic alive.

A touch of the regal blesses this bedroom. Matte-textured wallpaper holds a silver orb and black-and-gold hanging lights. Wooden tables match either side of a black-and-beige bed, as bird vases add eccentricity.

French panelling blows away the cobwebs in this black and white bedroom. Featuring an off-white padded headboard, black-and-white bedding and a trunk play off ascending cylindrical lights.

Every bedroom can benefit from a little illustration. This kitschy design intertwines triangles and words with spotted cushions, monochromes and wood fixtures, alongside a cool-looking polar bear.

Polka dots work in more than one space. A great space-saver, this bedroom attracts with a spotted duvet beneath a black wall and white shelving. A monochrome flower marks a space for sleeping.

Sleep in a comic reality with these dot and diamond patterns. Using black to frame duvets, quotes and bench legs, the space is light, breezy, and unusual.

Chocolate and cream come to the party in this quadro-toned room, focused by a central silver mirror. With a twisted chandelier, textured walls and quilted headboard, how could you resist its lure?

Florentine in style, this space uses black and white to pattern. A sensual portrait hangs over Florentine-patterned cushions, reflected in the curtains. A beautiful Gothic chandelier harks to a candelabra below, as light sketches finish off the room.

The icon of black and white, Marilyn Monroe was a monochromatic dream. This bedroom lightens her contrasts in taupe and white. A pixar standing lamp looks over the edge.

Glass elongates this sleeping space, resplendent in textures and bold colouring. A lined black feature wall, white spiral chandelier, low-lying futon bed and side mirror are all winners in this artistic design.

Black and white can live in shades of grey. This bedroom mutes the main hues in a four-poster steel frame, exposed brick wall and wooden panelling in charcoal. A black quilted sofa and hexagonal artwork go back to black.

Darker shades can keep a bedroom airy. This space shows it well with a charcoal slatted wardrobe partition, letting light and a view in. Alternate wood panelling frames a cushioned white bed amidst pops of beige.

Textures and engraving add character to this unique space. Backgrounded by letters, a distressed concrete wall and ceiling proffer hanging single lights, a steampunk fireplace, wood rack and gym pulley. A circular rug neatly grounds a bed of gingham.

More white than black, this room makes a feature out of the bed. An attic space is framed by French windows and light wood, while black dashes in bold bedding and a single chair.

The cat lover will appreciate this white bedroom speckled in black. A white futon lures the viewer into cat and word frames, a block lamp and drawers, and a light violet rug.

Go minimalist with this monochromatic bed, floating in white space. Sleek willow vases and a simple bedside table add all the detail necessary.