6 Tips For HDB In 50 Shades of Grey

November 04, 2015 | Decor | HDB
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A black and white theme keeps your home chic and stylish, while maintaining a clean, consistent look. However, some may find it difficult to match all furnitures of the similar colour scheme. Too much of black and white can also look a little dull and boring... But if you are a fan of the monochrome sleek look, here are some tips for decorating in black and white!

1. Patterns


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Using patterns on the walls or furnitures is a good way to spice up your space and make it more interesting. Patterns also help to make something stand out, so they do not get drowned among all the black and whites! Stripes, checkered, floral... - there are really endless types of patterns for you to choose from!


2. Glazed walls & tiles


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Glazed walls and tiles add dimension to your room and make it a lot less flat. Even if it is in the same colour, a piece of glazed wall will look entirely different from the rest of the walls!


3. Textures & shades


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When layering furnitures of the same colour, make sure you play around with different textures and shades. Textures allow your furnitures to separate from each other when they are of similar colours. The more textures you layer, the more dimensions you will get, and your room will look even more put together!


4. Wood


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The best combination with black and white is the material wood. Addition of wood elements through furnitures or floorings help balance out the black and the white. Instantly, your room looks a lot cozier too!


5. Pop of colour


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The monochrome theme provides you the best opportunity to make use of bright colours to create a POP! The natural contrast between the colours is definitely eye-catching and no doubt it will brighten up your room. A few easy ways to add in a pop of colour are through wall decoratives, cushions or even plants.


6. Lighting


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If you find the whole black and white colour scheme makes your room looks a little cold, you can actually play cheat with lighting! Put on warm lights (with yellow tints) around your house and see the transformation yourself!