Black & silver decor ideas for bedrooms

Updated February 21, 2017

Black and silver can work together to create an intriguing bedroom or a soothing bedroom, depending on which colour you use as the dominant colour in the room. Stick to a two-color colour scheme or design the bedroom to add a third accent colour that you can easily change and update.

The Walls

The colour on your walls sets the tone for the entire room. White walls can serve as a neutral backdrop for the room or you can paint or put up wallpaper. If your furniture is white or silver, paint the wall behind your bed black for a dynamic look. If a black wall is too much for you, consider a silver and black pattern, such as damask, swirls, a diamond grid or geometric shapes. A light bluish-silver or grey colour would work as well.


Use white furniture if the walls are dark or if you want something lighter and brighter to balance the room. A colourful headboard, such as red, yellow or turquoise, stands out against white, silver or black walls and adds interest to the room. Black furniture serves your colour scheme and will still work in the room if you decide to update your colour scheme later. Shiny silver furniture with reflective surfaces adds sparkle to the room, though it may be too much for your entire bedroom suite. Mix it up if you like more of an eclectic look, such as a silver dressing table, a black chest, black bed and reflective silver nightstands.


Your bedding, curtains and rug should complement the furniture and walls, while solidifying your black and silver colour scheme. A silver bed skirt, black sheets, white comforter and pillows in all three colours will work against darker walls or furniture to keep the look from becoming too dark. A silver duvet with black lace overlay can create a romantic or dramatic feel in the room, while a black comforter with silver designs, such as circles, might work best in a teen's bedroom. Black lace curtains with silver panels work in a romantic or mature bedroom. Use a grey rug if most of the room is black, or a black rug for a mostly silver room. Alternatively, use a rug with a silver-and-black pattern to incorporate both colours.


Dress the room up with interesting accessories in black and silver. Include a few pieces in a third colour if you want to mix it up, such as a couple of throw pillows, a vase or lamp. These items can easily be exchanged for another colour, altering the look of the room without spending a lot of time or money. Use vases, flowers, candles, throws, pillows, clocks, artwork and lamps. Hang pictures on the walls, such as black-and-white photos in black or silver frames. Alternatively, use black-and-white posters or art, or let a dynamic piece of artwork serve as the only colour in the room.

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