Black and white decor is a classic combo but also a hot home decor trend for 2023. It’s clean and minimal but never boring and we love the way texture and pattern really dominate when you don’t incorporate actual color. “Black is the “It” color for 2023,” says Mary Maydan, founder and principal of Maydan Architects. “Personally, I love to mix black and white; it’s dramatic and fun. I expect it to be very dominant in 2023.”
Want to give your space a clean slate while simultaneously giving it a modern refresh? Here are designers creating inspiring spaces with this contrasting duo, plus black and white decor, from linens to art to rugs and more, you can bring into your space for dramatic yet calming effect. The key? Don’t be too rigid on the theme. Instead, mix in natural wood, greenery, and metallics to make the space feel relaxed but super refined. And embrace texture to give it an elevated look that feels cozy but beautiful. Excited to try this trend? Check out our finds below!
Nate Berkus uses a textured wallpaper to warm up the contrasting black and white and it is stunning. Love the rust accent color too.
UO Checkerboard Shag Rug ($399)
Made from recycled materials, this checkerboard rug stands out for its classic but on-trend pattern.
Nordic Knots Fjord Rug ($795)
Scandi nature comes through this shaggy pattern meant to mimic a fjord along the Norwegian coastline.
SweaterPicks Minimalist Black and Neutral Rug ($129+)
These curvy rugs come in a slew of patterns and give the feeling of water and nature while adding visual interest to the floor. There’s polka dot too and rectangular rugs if that’s more your thing.
Jason Arnold has us swooning over this black and white contrast over a brown accent wall and other wood accents.
H&M Home Cotton Cushion Cover ($6)
Mix your black and white pillows with prints, solids, and different textures. This affordable one is fun and graphic enough for any pairing.
Erin Hiemstra of Apartment 34 mastered black and white design in her San Francisco reno. The black window molding is perfection.
Food52 Modern Table Lamp ($270)
A mix of vintage and modern, these orbs cast a calming glow and the brass button acts as a dial to adjust the brightness.
Interior Icons Snoopy Style Desk Lamp ($399)
This icon of retro-futuristic design is inspired by the “Peanuts” character Snoopy and is a playful addition to your desk or bedside table.
Designer Danielle Colding uses black and white with restraint while adding a statement wall in the most effective and unique way.
CB2 SHIFT Merino Wool Rever Throw Blanket ($169)
This reversible throw by Los Angeles design studio Transition State is woven of 100% merino wool. Drape it over a sofa or keep it in a basket for cooler nights.
Sector Linen Table Runner ($54)
Designer Hadiya Williams, whose designs tell visual stories inspired by African diaspora, has a Lulu & Georgia collection that includes this linen runner, which pops off of a neutral surface.
Course Linen Napkins ($74/set of four)
Williams uses clay, textiles, and other natural materials in her designs. This set of napkins features an eye-catching arrangement of radiating dots.
Minted Black Plant I ($34+)
This timeless and classic monochrome print will create a stunning focal point in any room.
Franca NYC Pillar Vase ($118+)
Artists Sierra Yip-Bannicq and Jazmin de la Guardia merge the traditional with the modern in these hand-painted bold designs.
Ara Textile Wall Art ($328)
Part of the Lula & Georgia Hadiya Williams collection, textile wall art inspired by African diaspora features organic silhouettes.
Project 62 Dots Framed Under Glass ($45)
This series of dots painted in a watercolor-style are simple and eye-catching at the same time.
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