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The Black and White Decor Trend That Goes with Everything

Black, white and earthy. No other phrase better describes one of this season’s top decor trends! Spring/Summer 2017 is all about the breezy combination of black and white. For a pairing that makes such a strong contrast, the serenity lies in the perfect balance of opposite tones, especially when woven textures are involved. The best part: it’s easy to add a dash of this look to your home, and it goes with just about everything. Whether you incorporate a new throw pillow or a crisp hand towel, you can celebrate the black and white trend in all of its glory! [photo below from CB2]

Black and white decor from CB2

Earthy Baskets

Not sure what you think of black, white and earthy decor? Start small with a basket or a planter! In fact, these Basket Planters from CB2 have a geo look. An ideal choice for modern design lovers:

Basket planters with geo flair

A cream background creates the perfect serene canvas for a thin black zigzag design. Say hello to the Jute Zigzag Round Basket from Zara Home:

Jute basket with a black zigzag

For larger basket needs (laundry hamper, anyone?), these Two-Tone Clothes Baskets from Zara Home get the job done. Constructed from seagrass, the baskets are pretty enough to display at all times:

Two-toned baskets with woven style

Pillows and Poufs

Black and white pillows have the power to create a summer vibe all year long, especially when it comes to stripes. These 20″ Noren Pillows from CB2 never go out of season:

Simple striped pillows with breezy style

Mud cloth patterns are hardly a new trend, but they fit nicely with this spring’s assortment of black and white decor. Also from CB2, the 18″ x 12″ Triangle Lattice Pillow features black lines and angles on 100% cotton:

Cream and black lattice pillow

More proof that mud cloth is still going strong? How about this collection of Mud Cloth Pillow Covers from Restoration Hardware?!

Mud cloth pillows from Restoration Hardware

Don’t forget that you can never have too many places to rest your feet! Bring home a Nelio Pouf from CB2 and witness the relaxed beauty of woven black and white fabric. This piece can also double as extra seating:

Woven pouf from CB2

Black and White Bedding

There’s something soothing about a perfectly balanced blend of black and white when it comes to bedding. While you may not have an ocean-front boudoir, this picture (and duvet cover) from H&M Home can’t help but channel a vacation vibe…

Black and white bedding from H&M Home

Here’s what the bedding looks like in an indoor setting, this time combined with a black geometric pattern. Note that this Cotton Percale Duvet Cover Set includes two pillowcases. We’re loving the hint of tribal style:

Cotton duvet cover set in black and white

It’s hard to get more classic than black and white stripes. Soft yet striking, this Striped Linen Cushion Cover from Zara Home is the perfect addition to the bed or the sofa:

Striped linen cushion covers in black and white

Kitchen and Dining Finds

Summer entertaining has never been more crisp and refreshing, thanks to this season’s new wave of black and white textiles! Whether your dining room walls are white, red or blush pink, this Striped Linen Napkins and Tablecloth pairing from Zara Home will take center stage without taking over:

Black and white table vignette from Zara Home

Also from Zara Home is the Raffia Placemat with Pompoms, which celebrates the stylish power of tassels:

Black and white placemat with tassels

From raffia to seagrass, the Valet Placemat from CB2 combines black stripes with a textured form. Handwoven style that’s perfectly on trend!

Seagrass placemat from CB2

Bring some pattern to your tabletop with the Tribal Design Glass Tumbler from Zara Home. Pair these a set of these little beauties with dishware of any color, and note that plain white plates are a fabulous fit when it comes to crisp spring and summer tabletops:

Tribal glassware

If your table needs a refresh but you’re not in the market for a new tablecloth, try this Black and White Cotton Table Runner. Made from 100% cotton, it will go with everything (much like all of today’s featured finds)!

Black and white cotton table runner

Serve up a round of cocktails on this Round Tray with a Rattan Border from Zara Home. Convenient handles make carrying easy, but it will be just as happy living on your coffee table, holding small items such as coasters.

Round rattan tray from Zara Home

Curtains and Rugs

When it comes to large surfaces, you can’t go wrong with a dose of black and white. This Digital Printed Linen Curtain is the epitome of breezy summer style, providing a break from the sun’s rays while still letting the light in.

Black and white striped curtains from Zara Home

Ikat is the word when it comes to our next selection. In fact, if you’re into bold, you’ll love this Ikat ii Curtain Panel from CB2, which features a rod pocket design:

Ikat curtains in black and white

Also from CB2 is the Rally Leather Rug, which showcases a diamond design that channels the popular kilim pattern trend. Cotton and leather combine to anchor your space with modern style:

Leather rug from CB2

Here’s to an easy-breezy spring and a crisp, cool summer!

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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