June 11, 2024
38 Modern Black And White Decor Ideas For Your Home

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!


checkerboard shag

UO Checkerboard Shag Rug ($399)

Made from recycled materials, this checkerboard rug stands out for its classic but on-trend pattern.

white and black rug

Nordic Knots Fjord Rug ($795)

Scandi nature comes through this shaggy pattern meant to mimic a fjord along the Norwegian coastline.

black and white rug

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 pillow

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.

modern table lamp

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.

retro lamp

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.

throw blanket

CB2 SHIFT Merino Wool Rever Throw Blanket ($169)

This reversible throw by Los Angeles design studio Transition State is woven of 100{ae4c731f0fa9ef51314dbd8cd1b5a49e21f1d642b228e620476f3e076dd7c050} merino wool. Drape it over a sofa or keep it in a basket for cooler nights.

table runnner

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 and white print

Minted Black Plant I ($34+)

This timeless and classic monochrome print will create a stunning focal point in any room.


black and white vase

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.

textile wall art

Ara Textile Wall Art ($328)

Part of the Lula & Georgia Hadiya Williams collection, textile wall art inspired by African diaspora features organic silhouettes.

target wall art

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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