Nothing Says Contrast Like Black & White Decor

Adding black & white as a color combo to any room adds a punch of contrast and interest without interfering with your color scheme. It can liven up a neutral room, or tone down a colorful one. Both modern and elegant, black & white is a designer secret to rooms that command attention without being overly formal. Use black & white in an unexpected space, such as a baby’s room or the kitchen for a style statement that still blends in with your decor. Or, just have some fun with it! These DIY black & white home decor projects are the perfect antidote to sleepy decor, and an easy update to tired rooms.

Our feature project below is from Jenni at ‘I Spy DIY’. You’ve probably seen us feature her before, ’cause she rocks the DIY world. If you haven’t been to her site or checked out her book, you are missing out! These DIY black & white poufs are a perfect beginners project, and have a secret. Vinyl spray paint! It won’t rub off! Check out her tutorial and her book while you are there.



Another project from Jenni, we love, love, love this DIY chalkboard wall! First of all, the styling in this shot is ah-mazing. But we love the graphic look of the “chalkboard wallpaper” and the fun way you can actually draw on it! The best thing about this project? The chalkboard part is a less than a $5 buy at Walmart! Go check out her post for all the details.



LOVING this DIY B&W diamond feature wall from Jenna at ‘Rain on a Tin Roof’. This transforms this room into something special. Great directions, and all this takes is some painters tape, paint, and elbow grease.



Learn how to transform a staircase with paint, from Rachel at ‘Maison de Pax’. You have to go check out the before photo of this project and see just how easy it is to paint stairs, even well worn ones and make them look awesome. Really effective but subtle use of the black & white.



Love the cowhide rugs you see in all the pretty home decor catalogs? Well ‘The DIY Mommy’ has figured out a way to make a DIY faux cowhide rug for less than $50! This could literally take you an hour to make, and no sewing involved.



From ‘Curbly’, make this DIY Ikea Stockholm inspired rug with carpet tiles. This tutorial tells you how to do it all, including how to secure it to the floor just like they do at ‘Flor’.



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