It’s not easy to change the look of one’s home. You’ve got your flooring, walls, furniture, and all of that jazz. It can be a daunting task to redesign an entire space from scratch, but with some clever ideas and a little creativity, you could have something that is uniquely yours in no time!
One way to do this is by using monochrome design; black and white color schemes are perfect for minimalist living spaces or adding pops of color into a room without overwhelming it. To get started try these three tips: -Pick colors based on what inspires you -Choose accents or artwork that reflects your personality -Experiment with different textures. This will create a visually interesting space.
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What is Monochrome Design
A monochrome scheme is a design that uses only one color, or hue, to create the space. This look is most often characterized by black and white spaces with pops of accent colors. Furniture pieces in black and white are popular choices for this type of look because it balances out the open space so there are no distractions when you’re trying to get work done.
8 Ways to Create a Tasteful Monochromatic Home
In order to create a tasteful monochromatic home, check out these 8 tips:
1. Pick colors based on what inspires you
I know this might sound completely obvious, but you have to pick colors that inspire you. You are the one who is going to be living with these colors so it’s your choice! I find that most of the time I’m inspired by flowers and natural textures. So I went with a lot of greens and browns as my main colors. I also used lots of black and white accents which help create a really polished minimalist look..
2. Consider using similar colors for different areas of the home
Consider using similar colors for different areas of the home. For example, in a living room, you could paint the walls green and use gold accents. Similarly, you could create a truly monochrome completely black and white kitchen, and carry through the gold accents by adding gold accessories and hardware like taps and cupboard handles.
3. Incorporate textures and layers to provide depth
It’s important for any space to have a sense of depth, but it can be hard to achieve this without adding in some new pieces or rearranging the current ones. To create more visual interest and dimension, try incorporating three key elements: texture, color, and pattern. By adding in these elements you’ll add depth to your room that will make it feel like an entirely different space!
Here are four easy ways you can incorporate these elements into your design:
- Add texture by using natural materials such as wood grain or wool rugs;
- Use color sparingly with a few choice items such as pillows or artwork;
- Incorporate pattern with simple geometric shapes and bright colors;
- Use a pop of color to create an area that will take center stage.
This design uses texture through the wooden window frames, natural wood grains on the walls, and a wool rug in front of a large piece of artwork. The pattern is created by repeating triangles in the artwork and pillows and triangles on the rug. The wall is painted in a light color to keep the focus on the artwork, while still adding an accent color with accessories like throw pillows, candles, and vases.
4. Consider the lighting in your home and choose furniture accordingly
The size, shape, and color of your room can dramatically alter how the light is reflected off of it. Natural light streaming in through the window on a summer morning can be a blessing to wake up to but it can also change how the room feels when it’s cold or dark outside. The color of furniture you choose for your space will affect how the eye sees everything else in the room. Wearing dark clothes will make you appear lighter and brighter; while wearing lighter clothing will have just the opposite effect. Choose lighting that complements what you’re wearing and always place lamps or overhead fixtures away from windows.
5. Make sure to pick a color scheme for each room of the house
Easier said than done, right? You can start by deciding on a color scheme based on the mood you want to invoke. For instance, if you’re feeling anxious, try adding warm colors to a monochrome room like yellow or roses. If you’re looking to get energized, pick something more electric-like turquoise or deep purple.
Once you have your color schemes down, find inspiration for decorating in those colors. For example, Pinterest is full of monochrome interior design ideas for rooms of every size and style.
Take some time to think about what each room needs and the activities that will happen there so that you’ll know what furniture will work best. Buying pieces that are versatile is also key!
6. Using Monochrom Designs for Children
If you have children, consider choosing black and white designs because it’s easier to keep them clean! If not, then feel free to experiment with more pops of color!
Monochrome is good for children. It’s easy to decorate a room in monochrome because all you need are colors and textures. For example, you could use black, white, and natural textures like plants.
7) Where to Find Inspiration
Find inspiration from magazines, websites such as Pinterest and Houzz, or even from other homes in your neighborhood. Collect images and ideas until you know exactly what it is you’d like to do.
The possibilities are endless! Whether you want to create a sleek, modern look or something more rustic with a country feel, monochrome will soon become your new favorite design tool.
8) Take measurements, this part is super important!
Take measurements so you know how much space you’ll need for furniture and design ideas.
It’s super important you know how much room you have to work with. Measure the length and width of any room in your home before moving on to deciding on a design for it.