While we’re certainly fans of the airy all-white bedroom look, there’s something about the dark, moody vibes in a black bedroom that we just can’t get enough of. The vivid color can instantly transform your home with rich contrast and an elevated style.
Rather than shying away from its boldness, consider adding a darker element to your bedroom that can make your space feel brighter than you may imagine. Interior designers are embracing the fresh, modern look and discovering ways to use black on the walls, bedding, and eye-catching accents that make even small bedrooms feel large and open. Whether you’re committing to all-black paint or refreshing your space with black décor, this classic hue can make a striking statement in your home while pairing with a variety of styles.
Below, read on for expert-approved black bedroom ideas to upgrade your space.
Balance Dark and Light
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There’s nothing quite like the classic combination of black and white. These colors may be opposites, but together, they make for an outstanding bedroom palette when paired with neutrals. Deep, rich hues from the black accent wall in this bedroom contrast with bright windows and bedding for an airy vibe. It’s grounding, but refreshing—all essential elements for any sleeping space.02of 20
Incorporate Jewel Tones
This space has mastered the art of moody vibes. For an Art Deco-inspired look, choose analogous colors to add vibrance to your black bedroom. A velvety green tufted headboard, yellow bench, vintage orb lights, and opulent bedding are surefire ways to feel like you’re living the luxe life. Add animal print like this design’s cheetah rug, and you’ll never want to leave your personal oasis.03of 20
Lean on a Farmhouse Foundation
Even a farmhouse bedroom can be upgraded with black accents, and this space is proof. If you’re a fan of rustic décor, style black walls with aged wood and natural design elements to make this combination successful. Texture is key: Soft, layered bedding, mix-matched throw pillows, and a fur bedroom bench tie this space together.04of 20
Embrace the Eclectic
Refine your eclectic taste by styling worldly textures, materials, and décor against black walls in your bedroom. With plenty of light and colorful accents, this design feels anything but gloomy. A small gallery wall, leather-upholstered headboard, and linen bedding stand out in this bedroom with modern metallic pieces for an original twist that anyone can admire.
Liven up your black walls by extending your paint color to the trim: This subtle detail brings texture to your space while defining modern lines for a clean look.05of 20
Try a Balancing Gradient
This bedroom is the definition of chic. With modern Parisian flair, the back and forth between gray walls and black accents combines perfectly with rounded shapes and sharp edges for natural contrast. The finished look is updated, fresh, and impeccably stylish.06of 20
Sprinkle Vibrant Colors
For a softer statement, blend your black accents with primary colors or jewel tones. Take this vibrant example, which features orange, teal, pink, and gold to make darker shades feel playful. A mix of patterns and textures from the wood headboard to the black-and-white duvet come together for a unique, inviting finish. 21 Colors That Always Look Beautiful With Black, According to Design Pros
Infuse a Geometric Twist
A bedroom accent wall is always a great touch, but spicing it up with more than just paint can make a bolder impact. In this space, geometric shapes are built into the wall behind the headboard for a dramatic effect. The glossy black paint reflects light for a shimmering style that grabs attention and makes this room one of a kind.08of 20
Rely on the Bedding
To test the waters of black décor without cracking open a can of paint (or venturing into wallpaper), change out your bedding first. We love the way this space combines a faded black duvet with deeper accent pillows, dark light fixtures, modern wall art, and a two-toned rug for a monochromatic look.
Build In Patterns
Like the geometric accent wall above, this bedroom uses texture to accent a dark paint color against bright whites and neutral tones. But instead of pyramid-shaped designs, this space keeps it modern and sleek with simple squares framing the bed. The simple DIY project allows the space to flow with a uniform matte black color.10of 20
Make Black Cozy
Soft lighting, warm wood textures, and cozy bedding make this space an enviable place to relax. Black may not be the first color that comes to mind for an inviting space, but this design proves it’s possible. Brighten up dark colors with warm Edison light bulbs and rich, earthy hues.