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Monochrome Magic – Interior Design Tips for your Monochrome Home

If you’re an interior design junkie (guilty), you’ve probably noticed that the Monochrome Home has come charging its way back into magazines, Instagram feeds, and retailers. And we understand why.

This elegant interior design style offers incredible design options to make your home feel sophisticated and modern while also offering a practical interior design option for families with young children.

Firstly, let’s talk about colours. When you think of a Monochrome home, do you go straight to black and white? We’re not Cruella De Vil, so let’s broaden your options. Yes, the primary colours of a monochrome home are black and white, but there are thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of shades of those two colours for you to play with.

Styling a monochrome interior using a contrasting shade of black or white will help give a space dimension and interest.

 

 

 

Texture & Patterns

Another interior design tip we can offer for a monochrome home is to choose a base colour for your larger furniture pieces first. Thus, you can reinforce your colour palette and envision the pieces bringing each space together. It’s much easier to replace decor and artwork than replacing large and often more expensive furniture pieces such as your dining table and sofa.

For smaller pieces of furniture and decor, we recommend adding texture and patterns. An all-white or all-black interior can appear flat, unwelcome, and frankly too ‘matchy-matchy.’ No one wants that. Adding texture and patterns among decor, rugs, and wall art can transform your space, adding depth and warmth that it may be otherwise lacking.

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Attention to Detail

While opting for a monochrome interior might seem like one of the more accessible options, it does come with its challenges.

When you remove colour from a space, you must pay more attention to the smaller details. A monochrome home leaves little room to hide clutter and un-belonging decor items.

We recommend maximising storage options in a monochromatic home by opting for furniture with plenty of drawer and cabinet storage to hide those less than aesthetic pieces. On the other hand items such as throw rugs look amazing and need to be seen.

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Break it Up

Adding a touch of greenery with plants and foliage is an interior design loophole for monochrome interior design. So, break up the space by simply adding a touch of greenery. Then, whether natural or artificial, pop the plant in a white or black pot and watch your space transform.

You can also break up a monochrome space and add another layer of dimension by styling with mirrors. Style your mirror over entry consoles, dining tables, or fireplaces.

Another sneaky way to break up a monochrome interior is by utilising artificial and natural light. You can set the mood desired with warm or bright light globes in table lamps, floor lamps, and ceiling lights.

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Texture & Patterns

Another interior design tip we can offer for a monochrome home is to choose a base colour for your larger furniture pieces first. Thus, you can reinforce your colour palette and envision the pieces bringing each space together. It’s much easier to replace decor and artwork than replacing large and often more expensive furniture pieces such as your dining table and sofa.

For smaller pieces of furniture and decor, we recommend adding texture and patterns. An all-white or all-black interior can appear flat, unwelcome, and frankly too ‘matchy-matchy.’ No one wants that. Adding texture and patterns among decor, rugs, and wall art can transform your space, adding depth and warmth that it may be otherwise lacking.

Featured products available at Kitchen Connection

STORE PROFILE

Attention to Detail

While opting for a monochrome interior might seem like one of the more accessible options, it does come with its challenges.

When you remove colour from a space, you must pay more attention to the smaller details. A monochrome home leaves little room to hide clutter and un-belonging decor items.

We recommend maximising storage options in a monochromatic home by opting for furniture with plenty of drawer and cabinet storage to hide those less than aesthetic pieces. On the other hand items such as throw rugs look amazing and need to be seen.

Featured product available from Harvey Norman

STORE PROFILE

Break it Up

Adding a touch of greenery with plants and foliage is an interior design loophole for monochrome interior design. So, break up the space by simply adding a touch of greenery. Then, whether natural or artificial, pop the plant in a white or black pot and watch your space transform.

You can also break up a monochrome space and add another layer of dimension by styling with mirrors. Style your mirror over entry consoles, dining tables, or fireplaces.

Another sneaky way to break up a monochrome interior is by utilising artificial and natural light. You can set the mood desired with warm or bright light globes in table lamps, floor lamps, and ceiling lights.

Featured product available at Harvey Norman

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Create Focal Points

Create interest in your monochrome home by creating focal points through the use of furniture and decor pieces. Create these focal points through statement lighting, unique accessories, or larger-than-life decor pieces.

If you’re new to monochrome styling, we recommend starting small and subtle. You don’t have to go all out all at once. The easiest room, to begin with, is your bathroom. Slap on a layer of paint, refresh your towels and bathroom accessories, and voila, there’s the beginning of your monochrome home journey.

We hope that these interior design tips have inspired you to add some monochrome magic to your home. Remember, it’s important to have fun with interior design and not take things too seriously. So mix and match until you find the right look for you and your family.

Happy styling!

  1. Husk 270mm Pendant in Matt Black/Ash, $159. Beacon
  2. Arcisan Synergii Matte Black Basin Mixer, $309. Harvey Norman
  3. Amelia Natural Lamp, $269. Harvey Norman
  4. Artbox Eiffel Tower Through, POA. Harvey Norman
  5. Morphy Richards 1.5L Accents Rose Gold Pyramid Kettle, $149. Harvey Norman
  6. Marina Bedside Table, $599. Snooze
  7. Linen European Pillowcase, $49. Snooze

Style tip:

Have fun with interior design and don’t take things too seriously.