A white paper lantern acts as a bedside lamp in this bedroom decorated in brown and black tones. A playful cowhide stool is a fun—and surprising—counterpart to the room's black, white and brown diamond-patterned wallpaper.
This classic game with a Halloween twist is sure to provide tons of fun for the kids. Give each child a set of three white paper bowls with "eyes" made by hole-punching black paper and attaching the punched dots with glue. Give kids a gum ball and show them how to play the game with a partner by hiding the gum ball under one of the ghosts, moving the ghosts around and having his/her partner guess which ghost has the gum ball.
With her son favoring blue ornaments, Aniko Levai of Place of My Taste challenged herself to come up with a creative new palette for her holiday decor. The stunning result incorporates faux flowers with fresh greenery in a Goodwill-found vase, pomegranates and those striking blue ornaments. Runners of thick, black wrapping paper stood in for a more traditional table covering for a modern result.
For a black and gold alternative to the traditional red and green Christmas color scheme, look for gold nutcrackers, or spray paint ones that you already own. Paper pinwheels in black and gold can hang from the ceiling, or you also can place them on shelves. Learn how to make your own paper napkin pinwheels.
Pink floral wall paper combines with lovely wood cabinets to create a feminine, shabby chic kitchen. Black countertops and state of the art, stainless appliances add a sleek, contemporary feel to this pretty space.
Reuse a Christmas card holder (and spray paint it gold or black) to hang ornaments or non-holiday party decor, depending on when you’re entertaining. Fast and cheap black and gold accessories include tassel garland, which is inexpensive to buy or which you can make out of tissue paper.
“The black glasses were my grandmother's and the inspiration to go with more non-traditional colors,” says Corey Willis of Hey There, Home. The clever design uses houndstooth wrapping paper in place of a table cloth, keeping cost—and laundry!—to a minimum. “The black-and-white paper made for the perfect backdrop for the pops of color I added by simply filling vases with inexpensive ball ornaments in fun colors.”
This east-facing morning room makes a stylish impression with its imaginative mix of blacks and whites. As a nod to the owners’ love for travel and storytelling, an Ingo Maurer fixture features 40 phrases in multiple languages scribbled upon squares of Japanese rice paper.
Bold black and white wallpaper creates a dynamic focal point in this light-filled bedroom. Hung on just one wall, the wallpaper draws attention to the bed without overpowering the otherwise white-walled space. A vivid yellow headboard holds its own against the paper's strong pattern.