Pick up a few black paint pens at your local craft store. Draw geometric designs onto solid white ornaments. Try polka dots, stripes and even hearts. This is a great project to get the kids involved too. They’ll love to see their creations hang on the tree. Black and white ribbon is an easy way to add some personality and texture to the tree. Instead of wrapping it our the tree in a traditional manner, cut small sections of the ribbon and drape it over single branches here and there.
For a contemporary home full of solid colors, clean lines and bright light, a Christmas tree decorated in a modern black and white aesthetic will fit in perfectly. The contrasting colors look great as solid ornaments, patterned ornaments and patterned ribbons. Simply purchase all solid black and all solid white ornaments. Add your own personality with a paint pen and some fun ribbon.
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn turns a narrow hallway into a dramatic space with the use of black paint, a checkerboard floor and large black-and-white tree prints. A lone red chair makes a bright splash of color.
The home's master bathroom takes a sophisticated approach to pampering with a white foundation accented by smart black trim. There are softer touches too: a reclaimed wood end table, an area rug and a delicious soaking tub.
Various prints are framed and matted in white, creating an artful display that contrasts the deep black walls in this dramatic sitting room. A chair upholstered in a bold black and white damask fabric adds a touch of whimsy to the space.
Layers and patterns in black and white define this dark, sophisticated bedroom. Black walls expand the room, blurring the visual edges of the space. Damask-patterned wallpaper provides visual interest while a large gray headboard and bed helps to break up the all-black walls. Mirrored nightstands and a large, dramatic black chandelier add glamor to this luxurious space.
Black and yellow damask chairs surround a round, black leather ottoman in this space from designer Shelly Riehl David. The chandelier is highlighted by a mirrored inset with white ornate frame. Ample seating and luxury appointments help make for formal but comfortable space for relaxing and conversation.