With black and white bedding, you can add a sophisticated, edgy or modern look to your bedroom. The stark contrast between these two opposites makes most patterns and prints really pop. This neutral color palette also makes an excellent backdrop for bold, bright accent colors.
Where to Find Black and White Bedding
The following retailers carry black and white bedding collections, where you can browse for different designs and styles.
The Home Decorating Company
The Home Decorating Company offers black and white bed ensembles, comforter sets, duvets, bedspreads, coverlets and matelasses in a wide variety of contemporary designs such as:
- Toile de Jouy (repeating scenic pattern)
- Polka dot
- Animal print (zebra, Dalmatian, cow)
- Spots or bubbles
This large black and white bedding collection has a design for almost any decorating style and any age, from kids to teens to adults. You can find designer names such as Karin Maki, Williamsburg, Dean Miller and Croscill. Prices range from $115-$500 for complete sets. Matching accessories include:
- Sheet sets
- Bed skirts
- Throw pillows
- Window treatments
You must do a keyword search at Blowout Bedding to see all of their black and white bedding sets in one place. This company's collection is not as large as the previous two retailers' collections but they still have some attractive black and white patterns including:
You can find black and white bedding sets in queen, king and California king sizes. Starting at just under $100, Blowout Bedding has slightly lower prices than The Home Decorating Company and Bed Bath Store.
Overstock has bedding listed by color; however, you can get more specific results by doing a search for black and white bedding. This site has bedding sets in all sizes, from crib bedding to California king size. You will see many of the same designs and patterns carried by The Home Decorating Company and Bed Bath Store. Make sure you keep looking through Overstock's inventory because you are also likely to see patterns that you haven't seen anywhere else.
Overstock has the competitor's prices beat, with comforter sets starting at under $50 and you can have any set shipped for only $2.95.
The nice thing about using black and white bedding in your bedroom is that you can use practically any other color in your decorating scheme.
Since the contrast between black and white is so sharp and the colors look so crisp, using bold, bright colors for accents will work the best. Colors that will really pop against a black and white background include:
- Hot pink
- Green (think lime or neon)
- Bright yellow
Another way to carry the black and white theme throughout the room is by adding a black and white wallpaper border. If you can find a border with the same pattern as your bedding, such as a damask pattern, it will help coordinate your design even further. An alternative to the wallpaper border would be a wallpaper accent wall.
A black and white area rug will make a nice accessory to your bedding. Go wild and exotic with a zebra print rug or ultra-chic with a modern, geometric rug. Black and white wall art will make a dramatic statement. For a more upscale look, consider adding a black or white chandelier.
Black and White Style
Black and white bedding is very bold and modern looking, even when it has more of a vintage looking design such as damask or toile. This type of bedding typically looks best when used in a contemporary, modern or eclectic design scheme.