After our August 2015 theme, we decided to combine Sept and Oct 2015 together; with the 2 most common colours used for their homes; Black and White theme. These classic colour combination makes any room — from living room to bedrooms — sophisticated, chic, and timeless.
In our own opinion, there are some things to note for a black/white theme;
1. The place will probably feel darker even in the day. It might also create a serious or uptight emotions unknowingly. As such having a good window or natural light exposure will be a good balance to a black/white theme.
2. Unsure how much black or white is sufficient in a living space? Start by giving a quantifiable percentage on the proportion of black and white in a room. This will help narrow down your options. Say, i want 30% black in a room otherwise it might seem too scary at night. That means the walls are probably not going to be black. Instead the black can come from a rug, your TV screen and the aesthetic lightings.
3. Remember that shadows are a different tone of black. Without proper positioning of furniture and lightings, you may unexpectedly create more black in a surrounding than what you wanted.
4. Use a little silver, gold or warm white lighting to bring out the warmth in a black/white home. This theme is a fine line between being a place of coldness or of warmth.
Herein, we'd like to share 5 beautiful homes that we encounter that can be easily DIY by anyone. All you need is some good lightings and furniture to bring out the glam in black/white.
|Examine how natural light enhances a black/white space|
|A lighter tone black walls, golden pillows, glossy black table lamp|
|Modern black pendant lamps and tables/chairs, motif black wall paper|
|Warm table lamp, black white feature wall on left and right|
|Modern art piece as center focus of room, vertical trellis beam wall|
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