Who Needs an LBD When You Have These 15 Black Bedroom Ideas

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.

1. Black On Black

bedroom with matte black walls and black bedding with hanging chair in the window
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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.

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

bedroom with black walls and platform bed
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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

6. Scandi-Inspired

bedroom with black walls and floating nightstand
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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

minimalist bedroom with black walls
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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.

8. Eclectic Glamour

eclectic bedroom with black walls
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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.

10. Lofty Ambitions

elegant bedroom with black walls and high ceilings
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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

bedroom with white wainscot and black paint above
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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.

12. Shiplap Sanctuary

In the mood for a little DIY project? Follow Mandi's lead from Vintage Revivals and add a little black shiplap to your boho sanctuary.

13. Hint of Black

black accent wall in bedroom desk nook
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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

bohemian bedroom with black accent wall
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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

bedroom accent wall with charcoal wood panels in herringbone pattern
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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