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Decorating A Black & White Office: Ideas & Inspiration

Black can be dull and white can be boring, but the classic combination is a timeless duo that is fashionable, stylish and always chic. What better way to adorn your home office than with a bout of sophistication and class? Let’s take a look at some ideas and inspiration for decorating your own black and white home office.

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First, decide on what color you want your walls. White is great for a crisp finish, especially if you have lots of  black furniture pieces, a combination is great if you add a pinch of grey to tone things down, but then again, using grey on the walls can balance out your black and white accents and furniture too!!

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Then think about how you’d like to dress your walls. Use framed black and white photos, fun wall stickers or even amazing, patterned wallpaper. You may even want to get really creative and just border your walls with wallpaper to make the color combo pop.

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Adding just a minor pop of color won’t hurt too much. Just make sure you don’t overload with color and take away from the timeless black and white theme. Choose one of your favorites shades and use it here or there. A chair, a photo frame, a vase or even a pillow. Fresh flowers work great for this too.

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You may even want to use solids throughout the rest of the room and find interesting, patterned curtains to the windows. But make sure you leave some room to let in the day’s light, natural shine always brightens up a room. It’ll give the room a grander feel than just some sheers to dress up the windows.

Don’t forget to coordinate your storage too! Keep in mind when you buy boxes, crates and binders that your theme should spread throughout the entire room for a sleek, clean look.Of course, clear always works and you can find all your papers, pens and pencils that much easier.

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Mixed patterns, keep it duo-chromatic, whatever inspires you to do your best work is what you should decorate for. Black and white works well in any room of any size, and when it comes to your home office there’s no sleeker way to decorate than to use the pair. Take a look at these beauties for even more inspiration and ideas.

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Posted in Office Design Ideas on October 16, 2012

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Grace Lynne Fleming
From the outskirts of Nashville, I couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Communication, I'm a lover of words.

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