For a family who loves to watch TV, the television goes front and center in the living room. The designer used it as a jumping off point for the rest of the room, refining the tv's boxy look with gray textured wallpaper and hourglass-shaped sconces and echoing the black in other accents.
Large artwork makes a bold statement in the contemporary black-and-white living room. A gray shag rug grounds the space, bringing in texture, while a combination of sleek gray, white and black furniture make for a cozy seating area. Chunky wood coffee tables add warmth to the space.
Contemporary Living Room With Striking Black and White Palette
Classic meets contemporary in this black and white living room. A traditional white sofa is a solid element joined by zebra-print chairs, a glass coffee table and a vintage mirror-front bar cabinet. An artistic photograph pillow adds a contemporary and artistic detail on the couch. A black rug covers the floor while a red window curtain brings a pop of color.
Contemporary White Living Room With Triangular Black Leather Chair
"Here contemporary reads as cold. All those severe straight lines, chrome, plastic and Plexiglas could stand to be tempered by a few flowing lines and the use of natural materials like wood and stone," said HGTV's Design Star judge Candice Olson. The contemporary living room showcases a black, triangular chair, a clear, plastic coffee table and white cubicle storage shelving. A gray shag rug adds texture to the smooth lines.