You can thank French designer, Coco Chanel for this tres chic color duo. The iconic fashion designer and creator of the little black dress declared simplicity “the keynote of all elegance” and nothing was simpler or more elegant than basic black and white. So think French. More specifically, a light and airy Parisian bedroom. Start with warm ivory or vanilla on the walls. I chose to go with a more contemporary look with the robin egg (or Tiffany Blue) paint. If you’re lucky enough to have high ceilings, loads of natural light and great architectural detail, even better. Next, make your bed the main focus with a curvy wrought iron or upholstered headboard in black and white. I found this 7 piece damask bedding set at Amazon, of all places, after searching high and low at every trendy boutique in town. Pelmet boxes tie everything together and are good alternative in case you don’t want to go with foo-foo window treatments.
Use vinyl wall decals for the plat de résistance!
Pile it high with soft, romantic bedding and pillows, mixing and matching solid colors with checks, stripes, and damask patterns. Add a cozy chenille throw at the foot of the bed. Then deck out the rest of the room in classic black an white French style: A comfy stamp-print slipper chair, a vintage-style chest or trunk, a tea light chandelier are popular accents. Accessorize with shapely ooh-la-la lamps, classic French wall art such as fleur de lis, and virtually anything Eiffel Tower. Finish with a simple vase of fresh flowers and voila! But no room is complete until you add a personal touch of vinyl wall decals! Sometimes it’s the focal point in the room that you work all other decor around, and sometimes it’s the plat de résistance! In this case a simple black and white 2 tone design was selected that tied in all of the other colors, and applied over the bed and framed black and white wedding photos. “Will Forever Be In Love With You“ was originally created for my bedroom, in this picture. After I posted it Pinterest, our phones blew up! Everyone was contacting us asking for the same design, that’s when we added it to our catalog.
Here are some more of our Parisian inspired wall stickers:
Wall decal stickers are an excellent option for a penny-pincher’s Paris! Vinyl lettering wall decal stickers embellished with Eiffel tower accents, and Coco Chanel quotes