Beige, Black, & White Living Room

Beige, Black, & White Furniture Color Schemes & Decorating Ideas

Create a satisfying look for your living space and avoid buyer's remorse by choosing a time-tested color scheme. Decorating with beige, black and white provides a sophisticated canvas that can be easily adapted to personal style preferences.

Cindy Crawford Living Room Set
Biege couch set with white accent pillows, black lamps on end tables and a black framed mirror on a white wall.
Beige couch set with silver nailhead accents, glass-top wooden tables & black framed mirror.

Starting with neutrals, such as beige decor, allows you to play with textures and allows those choices to shine. Using soft fabrics, such as Microfiber or chenille, adds interest to understated furniture. In the photo above, even the accents in beige living room decor can create depth. Patterned pillows and structured lampshades create visual interest without straying from the simple color palette.

Accessories throughout the room can carry hints of color. For example, black and white decor, such as wall hangings or lamps, adds definition to this neutral space.

Accessories throughout the room should carry hints of color. For example, black and white decor, such as wall hangings or lamps, adds definition to this neutral space.

Novello Living Room Set
Black leather sectional with glass-top metal tables on a beige, black and white rug.
Tufted leather sectional with lumbar support & storage compartments with a glass-top metal table set on a beige, black and white rug.

The focal point of the living space above is clearly the sleek black sectional. Design details like tufting and chrome legs draw attention to the piece, while beige and white decor balances the darkness and opens up the space. Glass-top metal tables complement the black living room decor by letting light shine through, showcasing the patterned rug that pulls the look together.

Cindy Crawford Living Room Set
Beige couch set with black and white accent pillows on a black and white rug with a glass top wooden table set.
Beige fabric woven tufted couch set with black and white accent pillows, a glass-top wooden table set, and a black and white rug.

The pairing of a sofa and loveseat in crisp beige fabric creates a contemporary feel in this living space. A black and white rug blends perfectly with the light-stained wood cocktail table. The theme is continued with a black and white geometric pattern on the accent pillows and chair .

Novello Living Room SetWhite leather sectional and glass-top metal tables on a beige, black and white rug.
Luxurious white leather sectional with concealed storage compartments accented with black and white wall art and a beige, black and white rug.

Keep spaces airy and light with crisp white living room decor. A modern leather sectional with chrome legs is a nice fit for progressive decorators. Use glass-top tables with minimal frames to open up the room, like the crisscross chrome base of the cocktail table featured in this room.

Bonita Springs Living Room SetBeige sofa set, black and white pillows, white lamp shades, black and white rug.
Classic beige sofa set with black and white accent pillows combined with white lamp shades and a black and white rug.

Bring out the warmth of a room by adding color depth to neutral beige living room decor. Here, a classic sofa and loveseat are the perfect complement for richly stained wooden tables. Pops of charcoal andmossy green in the toss pillows add ambiance to the warm space, and the multi-colored rug pulls the look together.

Sofia Vergara Living Room SetBeige sectional accented with black and white pillows and a black and white rug.
Beige sectional with a quilted back cushion design accented with black and white pillows, black and white wall art, and a black & white rug.

When using beige decor, layering materials and patterns adds visual interest. For example, the featured couch has quilted details and black and white patterned toss pillows. The blue accent pillow picks up the tones from the wall art and vases throughout the room, bringing a cohesive feel to the space's beige decor.

Fenway Heights Living Room SetBlack leather sectional with metal end tables, white lamps, and a beige and white rug.
Black leather love seat flanked by two black recliners on both ends paired with metal tables & white lamps, and a white and beige rug.

Black furniture, such as the sofa above, heightens the drama of a room but requires a good balance of lighter colors in the rest of the decor. Using a beige rug defines and lightens the space. Crisp white lampshades add structure and definition, while shiny chrome accents and mirrors reflect light and brighten the room.

Forsythe Living Room SetBeige couch set with beige and white pillows, black table set and a white and beige rug.
Classic beige sofa set with white and beige accent pillows, a matching chair, black table set and a beige and white rug.

Light-colored furniture is a perfect fit for rooms with dark, bold walls. The featured beige sofa and loveseat have white and beige pillows with a geometric pattern to add color and depth. Dark wood tables anchor the space and metal geometric lamps reflect light and add interest.

Using Neutral Tones in Your Home

Decorating with beige, black and white doesn't have to be boring. Sharply contrasting color schemes, irregularly shaped accessories and a variety of textures can make spaces with neutral color schemes just as eye-catching as those with more colorful themes.

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