Monochrome Your Home
Laurel and Hardy, a 99 with a Flake, sun and sand. There are some pairings that are such classics that you can never imagine the one without the other. The same is true with interiors and one of our very favourite interior design twinsets is black and white- the classic monochrome look. And if you fancy bringing some contemporary yet classic monochrome to your home, we’ll show you how to make it work in every room of your house.
- In the master bedroom. There are so many ways to interpret the monochrome trend in your bedroom. You could go for a very stark almost masculine look with streamlined accessories and a minimalist vibe, or make it more abundant with pretty black and white prints, unusual textures and fabrics, and printed wallpaper or murals. However you style your monochrome, a clothes rail in either black or white will complement your décor perfectly and sort out the clothes organisation too!
- In the lounge. A monochrome lounge is a serious style statement, being both classy and arty, but it can also be a daunting look to undertake. The key to success with monochrome in the lounge is confidence in the look you are trying to achieve, and you can be as bold as you dare. A black wall against sharp white woodwork and a white marble fireplace can look stunning, or white walls against a 1900s black fire surround. Or go monochrome with your furniture, be it a vast black squishy sofa or a contemporary white Tivva ladder shelving unit.
- In the kitchen. Mixed palette kitchens are still bang on trend, and monochrome is here in a big way for kitchens in 2019. Not many of us are brave enough to go completely black with our kitchen units, but the monochrome mix is both achievable and stunning. Even if you want to stick with white units, you can get the monochrome look with black and white adjustable shelving, black appliances and even a black sink and tap!
- In the utility room. Just imagine, your utility room reinvented in sleek monochrome. White appliances and worktop atop an elegant black and white tiled floor. A black clothes rail with matt white and black clothes hangers ready for your freshly ironed clothes, the top and bottom shelf ideal for clothes storage or shoes. Maybe even one of those cute vintage drying racks suspended from the ceiling. We spend a lot of time in our utility rooms, so why not make it beautiful?
- In the guest room. A guest room has many guises; office, room for your parents to stay in, dressing room for you. The monochrome look undoubtedly makes sense as it is a flexible look that can be adapted as needed. Keep things simple with white walls and a black iron bedstead, then add some chunky white church candles and a cosy black throw for when guests come to stay. Transform it into a Hollywood-esque boudoir dressing room for yourself with a fabulous black tailor’s dummy (or should that be mannequin). If you want to go for more traditional clothes storage, go for a funky mic of Black and White Clothes Hangers to pep up the spare wardrobe. For a simple tidy up, pack the extras away in a white foldable storage box and let your guest room become your office once more. Told you this monochrome thing worked for every room!