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35 Beautiful black bedroom ideas

By Elise Hodge

Updated: August 19th, 2021

It's time to level up your bedroom to a chic, sophisticated space!

Dark colour schemes that utilise lots of blacks might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m here to convince you that there are so many positives to adding black to your bedroom There are so many different moods and themes your bedroom can take on when adding black. Black can be chic, sophisticated, classy, edgy, industrial, fashionable, on-trend, classic, timeless and the list goes on!

Whether you love the look of black on black or just want to add a touch of black into your space, the good news is that there are so many ways to achieve it!


If you’re wanting to incorporate black into your light coloured bedroom, then a great way to go is just by adding it to the walls. Black can help to create so much definition if added to the walls. This can be done through wall panelling, paint and wallpaper.


If you’re still wanting to keep your walls light, then add black to your bedding. This can be done through feature cushions, a doona cover or the whole lot.


And if you’re still not brave enough to add large blocks of black to your space, then adding it through decor is the next best thing.

Here are 35+ black bedroom ideas to inspire you to darken your aesthetic!

1. Industrial design

Black finishings can really give such an industrial and urban look, and I love the vibe of this bedroom. The black panelled wall looks awesome behind the abstract artwork and grey bedding. And how cool is the black panel above the bed which holds the black downlights as well as the artsy light pendants hanging on either side of the bed!

2. Eerie paintings

If you’re into something a little edgier and creepy, then check out these black and white eerie paintings in this black bedroom! The walls have been painted fully black which match so well with the black on black bedding and rug. And I absolutely love the addition of the white panel bed head that doubles as a shelving unit behind the bed.

3. Homely touches

This black bedroom has so many lovely homely touches that make this space feel warm and inviting. I love the choice of beige paint on the walls which works so well with the beige bedding and copper feature pillows. Plus the black throw blanket, frames and light pendant help to bring this awesome black bedroom together.

4. Modern mountain spot

Ah, how cool is this modern mountain bedroom! It looks as if there are endless snowy hilltops outside the windows of this place which are bringing in so much natural light. The dark grey-black surfaces of the ceiling and floors work so well in this space. And I love the robe hanging at the end of the room which makes me think there is a bathroom behind that wall. What a cool space!

5. Feminine features

black bedroom with decor
Source: Anne Nygård on Unsplash

This black bedroom is the epitome of edginess meets femininity. The black panelling on the wall works great as a backdrop for the ornate gold metal bedhead which matches perfectly with the black and gold tropical wallpaper. Plus the pink bedding and greenery brought in from the indoor plant work so well to brighten up and add some colour to this space.

6. Black and gold

As you saw from the previous example, black and gold is such a stunning colour combination and this bedroom proves that too! The black bedding looks so modern and the gold feature pillows help to soften the look. Plus the white and gold table lamps are the perfect addition to the space.

7. Triangle decals

Following on from the previous two bedrooms, here’s another black and gold colour scheme that works so well! There’s just something about the addition of a metallic texture paired with black, especially when it’s in its matte form. I love the gold triangle decals which are a continuation of the bedding. And the other gold decor items in the room work well to keep with the colour palette.

8. Stylish and on-trend

This black bedroom is oh so stylish and on-trend. The black bedding and black painted walls really give an awesome black on black effect and the greenery from the indoor bedroom plants in the corner really helps to soften the space. Plus how gorgeous is that rattan hanging chair that looks so inviting by the bay window!

9. Wall panelling

If you’re after a wall with more texture and character than just a flat painted wall, then wall panelling is a great idea! I love the cream coloured panelling in this room that works so well with the black four-poster bed, reflective bedside tables and light pendants either side of the bed.

10. Gorgeous wallpaper

Another way to spruce up your walls without having to get the paint out is through wallpaper! And I absolutely love the gorgeous wallpaper in this room with the stunning oversized floral design wallpaper and black background. Plus how beautiful is the white bed frame and white bedding that goes so well with the black details of this stunning room.

11. NYC living

This black bedroom is New York City living at its finest. I mean, how stunning is that view of the Empire State building. The oversized painting on the wall works so well to make a statement in the space. I love the simplicity of the black bed frame with the grey pillows and throw blanket. What a cool space!

12. Monochromatic tones

When talking about black bedrooms, monochrome tones definitely need a mention. Monochrome most notably means solely black and white tones, but the addition of the timber floorboards in this space work so well to soften the overall look. I love the textured black paint as a feature wall as well as the black and white cushions that help to break up the block colours of black and white.

13. Black and brass

dark frames in black bedroom
Source: Adam Hornyak on Unsplash

How stunning is this black and brass bedroom! The black wall panelling looks great behind the black bed frame and bedding. And I love the addition of the grey throw blanket on the bed as well as the patterned white ceiling which works well to brighten the black. And the brass finishes of the light pendants work so well as a metallic finish paired with the black.

14. Feature inlet

How cool is this gold feature inlet which is made up of laser-cut panels to form an installation that acts as both the wall and a piece of art in the space? And I love the addition of the long light pendants on either side of the bed that look like lightsabers attached to the wall.

15. Warm tones

When working with black, you don’t have to worry about a space that lacks warmth when you use warm lighting to light up the space. I love all the black on black finishes in this bedroom that are lit up with a glowing warmth from behind the bed which gives a very welcoming feel.

16. Black, white and green

Here’s another beautiful combination… black, white and green! I love the black feature wall that has lots of different framed prints which make up a beautiful gallery wall above the bed. And I love how there are so many different textures and patterns in the feature pillows which add so much character to the room. Plus you can never go wrong with the addition of greenery from indoor plants to freshen up a space!

17. Charcoal black

How inviting is this space! I would absolutely love to have this space as my bedroom! If you’re a bit wary to use the blackest black possible when it comes to putting together your black bedroom, then why not try charcoal black? Charcoal black will give a softer look to your space whilst still achieving the class and sophistication of a black bedroom.

18. White bedding

Similar to number 12, here’s another monochromatic bedroom that works so well! Even though the furnishings are black, I love the addition of the white bedding which helps to brighten the room. Plus how lovely are the line illustrations on the wall that works so well with the colour scheme!

19. Divine artwork

Oh I just love the divine artwork in this stunning space. With the walls and bedding being black, the gold and cream tones in the artwork really stand out and are such a gorgeous feature of this space. Just add a gold throw blanket and you have yourself a black bedroom that oozes class.

20. Comfort in the dark

Even though this space is predominately dark with the grey textured walls, black bedding, timber furnishings and black rug, the glow coming from the bedside table lights really help to bring warmth into this space and comfort in the dark.

21. Black and orange

Black and orange never looked so classy! Who would have thought such a combination could look so chic. The orange table lamp shades on the bedside tables and the orange feature cushions look so stunning together with the black furnishings and white bedding.

22. Vintage decor

This bedroom is just so cool with its vintage decor! I absolutely love the vintage style ornate mirrors that are covering the most of the wall behind the bed (with the exception of the awesome black paint poking through the sides). Plus the addition of the brown and white bedding and decor choices looks so stunning with the black and vintage details.

23. Wooden bedhead

Here’s another cool gallery wall that looks so cool with all the different types of prints and typography displayed across the wall. And the wooden bedhead looks so lovely against the ultra-dark black paint that has been chosen for the wall. Just add some black, white and cream bedding and voila!

24. Bunny tails

Ah, I’m absolutely loving dried flower arrangements at the moment which include bunny tails that give such a soft and wild look at the same time. The cream colours from the bunny tails, wall art and bedding go so beautifully with the black wall. If you have a white or cream bedroom, you could totally utilise black just by painting your walls – Easy!

25. By the moon

This awesome black bedroom almost looks like it could be outdoors! I love the huge art piece behind the bed that looks as if it’s made up of natural textures like wood and stone. Plus how cool is the lighting instalment that reminds me of a moon? What a beautiful place to sleep; by the moon.

26. Yellow details

How stunning is the marble style wall with the golden yellow veining running through the black? Plus the addition of the yellow feature cushion on the bed is such a lovely touch to bring some brightness and happiness in the space.

27. Minimalist design

There’s nothing quite like minimalist design. And when you add a black on black colour scheme into the mix, it really gives such a chic and sophisticated look! I love this minimalist space that has a sweet little study nook to be able to get work done.

28. Rocky wall

Similar to number 25, here is another wall that has a beautiful natural finish! The rocky wall helps to create so much texture in the space and would totally make you feel like your bedroom has been built into the side of a mountain. How cool!

29. Natural finishes

Speaking of natural surfaces here’s another awesome bedroom installation to inspire you to bring elements from the outside in! The stone-like mound looks so cool behind the bed and the colours of it match perfectly with the large tree stump. Plus the grey and black bedding work so well with the colour scheme.

30. Brick wallpaper

If you want to create an industrial look, then brick wallpaper will definitely do the trick! I love this feature wall that is the perfect backdrop for this edgy girls bedroom! Adding some feminine colours like pink will help to make an industrial space a little girly too!

31. Pink bed frame

Here’s another gorgeous bedroom that’s utilised pink! I absolutely love the salmon colour of this bedframe that works perfectly against the black panelled wall and black doona. Just add some flowers and foliage for an extra homely touch!

32. Trendy artsy

This space is just so trendy and artsy! I love the images of Frida Kahlo on the wall that really make the bedroom feel personalised and lived in. Plus the black paint on the wall works so well to create a very urban vibe against the wooden wall panelling as well as the touch of greenery from the indoor plant.

33. Indoor plants

Speaking of indoor plants, here’s a beautiful bedroom that features so many pops of greenery. I love all the plants dotted around that look so chic in their black pots which match perfectly with the bedding. And how sweet is that wall decal of a map of the world! I can just imagine the owner of this awesome bedroom being very well travelled!

34. Classy cream and black

The classic combination of black and white is used so often, but what about a colour palette of cream and black! It’s super classy and oh so sophisticated. And what an interesting idea to leave a little strip of white wall. I love the chandelier which brings in so much classy and perfectly matches the cream bedding. Just add a black guitar and voila!

35. Feature wall

And last but not least is this beautiful laid back bedroom with a stunning black feature wall! I love how the wall looks as if it has been painted with some texture running through it which matches the natural qualities in the concrete flooring. Plus how gorgeous is the addition of the woven light pendant and wooden bedside table! Even though this room features a dark wall, it is still so light and airy. Love!

So there we have 35+ black bedroom ideas to inspire you to darken up your spaces! I absolutely love the bedrooms that have incorporated black through the walls as it makes the idea of adding black to a room super easy for anyone to achieve! What were your favourite black bedrooms? Let’s chat in the comments below.


Elise H

I've recently moved into a new home and I've been having so much fun decorating it with pretty wall prints and Scandinavian-inspired furniture. So as well as being a freelance writer, I'm always on the lookout for new design pieces for my home!

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