Modern black, white and red bedroom
Combine black and white with an eye-catching accent colour, choose mirrored furniture and a grand bed for elegance - then add glossy accessories to create a room with a modern look. Styled and presented by Robin Collingwood.
Step 1: Choose white or black wallpaper
With a black and white colour scheme, you can be daring in your use of patterned wallpaper. As this wallpaper is mainly white, the pattern won’t overpowered the bedroom.
Or, if you’re planning to create a bolder monochrome bedroom colour scheme, take a look at our black wallpaper design ideas.
Step 2: Opt for lighter flooring
Luxurious wool carpet is ideal for elegant bedrooms. This white texture lightens the entire space and softens the overall look.
Step 3: Consider mirrored furniture
Mirrored bedroom furniture in black and clear glass echoes the Art-Deco style of the wallpaper and adds a touch of Hollywood glamour to the room.
Step 4: Add decoration to plain curtains
Hot pink updates this colour scheme and provides a contrast to the smart monochrome. Decorate plain bedroom curtains using pretty ribbons for tie-backs.
Step 5: Add interest with accessories
Shiny black accessories complete the smart bedroom decorating scheme. These vases are inexpensive, so display lots together for a dramatic effect.
For more advice on adding a splash of colour with accessories, see our article on decorating with accent colours..
Walls in Mackintosh Rose, £25 per 10m roll, Graham & Brown. Curtains in Cheviot 14, £23.97 per m, Malabar. Tie-backs, from 50p per m, V V Rouleaux. Floor in Wool Kyoto in Ivory, £69.50 per sq m, Crucial Trading. Antoinette bed, £695, The Sleeproom. On bed: Satin Stripe double duvet cover, £49.50, Ruby Stripe china, from £7.50 for a cup and saucer set, all Marks & Spencer; throw in Orissa Silk in Canton, £56.22 per m, Today Interiors; tray, find similar at Heal's; bird cushion, £10, Matalan; cushions (from back): Raspberry, £34.25 each, Graham & Green; damask in Lucido Vincenza, £40 per m, Harlequin; woven stripe, £18, Debenhams. Josephine chest of drawers, £875.94, Graham & Green. On chest: Chalice lamp, £55, Ruby sugar bowl, £19.50 (part of set), both Marks & Spencer; stripe frame, £16, black frame, £12, both House of Fraser; small frame, £12.48, jewellery roll in Raspberry, £28.33, both Graham & Green; candle and cosmetics, find similar at Diptyque. Mirror table, £149, Marks & Spencer. On table: Pure Evoke Mio radio, £145, John Lewis; vase, find similar at John Lewis. Soho console table, £1,250, Brissi. Vases: striped, £40, chrome ribbed, £12, both House of Fraser; leaf, £5.99, black ribbed, £1.49, mini silver and black, £3.99 for three, all Sainsbury's. Venetian mirror, £50, Matalan.