You would be hard-pressed to find another color combo quite as effortlessly cool as black and white. Black and white decor, whether in the form of a graphic wallpaper pattern, black and white photography, or something else, can add elegance in an instant. From DIY art and wall treatments to furniture makeovers, these 14 project ideas have chic black and white style and won’t break the bank.
1. Patterned nook.
A small nook, like this entryway, is a great place to experiment with pattern, because it requires only a small amount of wallpaper, decals or stenciling to have a big effect. And if you stencil, graphic black and white is a foolproof choice.
2. Abstract art. A few loose swirls of black paint on white paper? You can do that! Place your creation in a slim white frame and hang it with pride.
3. Typographic art. Pick a quote that has meaning for you and turn it into art in a snap by stamping, painting or simply printing out the words. Place your creation in a rustic wooden frame for a handmade look.