Despite the widespread belief that black walls make spaces appear smaller, a dark bedroom can actually feel very calm, spacious, and sophisticated. Like the classic LBD, black is an excellent canvas for various decorating styles; from organic and modern to playful and whimsical. And these 15 black bedrooms are jaw-dropping proof that black is not only a safe bet when it comes to fashion.
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1. Black On Black
Jordan Ferney from the colorful blog Oh Happy Day is keeping things calm in her bedroom, with matte black walls and black linen bedding. And she even created a small relaxation nook with a fiddle-leaf fig tree and a hanging rattan chair, making the bedroom feel like a little oasis.
Get the look: Valspar Dark Kettle Black
2. Bachelor Pad Chic
Photographer Alyssa Rosenheck captured the chic makeover of this Washington, D.C., industrial-style loft. The bedroom's exposed brick wall and steel ceiling beam are painted black to match the rest of the walls, the black window frames, and the black floor-to-ceiling wardrobe closets.
3. Half and Half
California-based designer, Brittany Chinaglia of The Vintage Rug Shop, balances light and dark tones beautifully with black wainscoting that wraps around the bright space, acting as the ideal counterpart to contrasting white wall paint. The striking color block combo is the perfect backdrop for her cozy, upholstered wingback headboard and patterned accent pillows.
Get the look: Benjamin Moore Onyx
4. Modern Retreat
Designed by Veronica Hamlet from Homepolish, this East Hampton bedroom is a Pinterest-worthy dream come true. The black walls — broken up with large, white-frame windows — and a '70s-inspired platform bed blend together seamlessly, creating a modern respite perfect for relaxation.
5. Dramatic Coziness
Can you believe that the live edge of this headboard is not natural? That's right. Interior designer Kristin Jackson DIYed this handsome accent which stands out beautifully against black walls in this cozy and masculine makeover. She kept the space bright by adding white accents throughout, including the upside down area rug in the middle of the room.
Get the look: Behr Totally Black
Danish interior design studio Wise Interior proves that you don't need white walls to embrace Scandinavian minimalism. This bedroom's black walls mixed with chambray bedding and a simple floating nightstand results in highly covetable Scandi-style.
7. Midcentury Minimalism
Nashville-based blogger and shop owner Elise Joseph's bedroom is a study in midcentury minimalism. The newly painted black walls and rich wood flooring create a moody canvas, complemented by sheer white drapery, white bedding, brass wall sconces, and a hint of greenery.
Get the look: Benjamin Moore Universal Black
8. Eclectic Glamour
Black walls are a statement all on their own. But that didn't stop Kimberly from Swoon Worthy from adding bold accents like this brass chandelier to the center of her bedroom. And we think it worked out swimmingly!
9. Bohemian Rhapsody
We're swooning over Megan Schlachtenhaufen's boho-chic bedroom. From the fringe wall hanging to the '70s-style nightstands to the industrial task-style wall sconces, this room is dripping with style in the coziest way possible.
Get the look: Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur
10. Lofty Ambitions
This Tribeca loft designed by Sheep and Stone is the definition of elegance. Show-stopping, decadent black wallpaper paired with high ceilings, brass light fixtures, and crisp white bedding make this bedroom look and feel like a five-star hotel.
11. California Cool
Interior designer Becki Owens gave her daughter's bedroom a Cali-cool makeover, and tbh we couldn't be more jealous. The pink upholstered headboard really pops against the beach-chic black and white walls, which were inspired by the surfboard that she gifted her daughter for her birthday.
Get the look: Benjamin Moore Century Obsidian
12. Shiplap Sanctuary
13. Hint of Black
Or, if you're nervous about painting your bedroom completely black, try a small accent wall to start. Bre from Brepurposed DIYed this vertical shiplap accent wall to add a little pop of color and character to her bedroom's office space, and we wholeheartedly approve.
Get the look: Valspar Noir
14. Character Filled
The 1940s Miami home of Federica Molini and Ivan De Lucia is just bursting with midcentury and bohemian charm. Filled with unique finds that they have collected over the years from flea markets to dumpsters, every corner of their home has a story to tell.
15. Herringbone Dream
We just can't get enough of this herringbone beauty! Blogger Kristi Murphy used planks of charcoal Stikwood to DIY the stunning black accent wall in her bedroom. And thanks to the natural grain and coloring of American red oak, you can still see a hint of the reddish hue under the wood's charred matte finish.
Get the look: Charcoal Stikwood
Ana is photographer + writer living in San Francisco. She has created stories for AFAR, 7x7, Sunset Magazine, Domino and other online publications. Her latest project is California Weekend, an online magazine focusing on all the great things the Golden State has to offer.