How to Use Black & White Decor for a Modern Farmhouse

Using black and white in home décor is timeless and classic and the monochromatic style is a perfect choice for a modern farmhouse. A black-and-white color palette doesn’t have to be boring or sterile. In fact, a mixture of textures and patterns along with some whimsical elements can create a bold and stylish living space. Here are some of our favorite farmhouse décor items – from wall art to linens to accessories – that will help you successfully incorporate black-and-white décor into your home.

Monochromatic Wall Art

Transform bare white walls into a statement with monochromatic paintings, large inspirational signs, or vintage wall art. Use one large standalone piece or create a cohesive collage with several pieces. For a real farmhouse feel, choose a chalkboard-like sign with white lettering, like this one with a beautiful message.

At Prairie in Bloom, we offer a wide selection of farmhouse signs, from simple wording like “Love,” “Be Still,” or “Gather,” to longer inspirational quotes and messages about family and home. Other wall décor pieces that would work well in your black-and-white design include metal windmills and church windows. If you prefer artwork, we have a variety of pieces to choose from, including this lovely trio of vintage floral prints.

Statement-Making Clocks

Nothing makes a statement quite like a large, vintage clock. Whether you hang it on a wall or sit it on a shelf or fireplace mantel, clocks like this large white clock with corrugated metal numbers (it measures 36 inches in diameter) would be a perfect focal point in your living room, dining room or family room.

Bohemian Linens

When using black and white décor in a room, it’s important to use a variety of textures for contrast. To balance your striking and bold black-and-white elements, Bohemian pillows and throws add a soft, comfortable vibe. Consider this white macramé fringe square pillow and black and cream lumbar pillow, for instance. They fit your color scheme and will add rich texture to your seating area.

Industrial Lighting

Make a bold choice in your lighting with industrial lamps like this that showcase an Edison-style bulb. Industrial design works well in a modern farmhouse, and adding pendant lighting – perhaps over a dining table – is an interesting way to carry through with your black-and-white theme.

Whimsical Home Accents

While large statement pieces are the centerpiece of your design, don’t forget the smaller accents that make your room complete. Home accents like these black metal llamas add a whimsical touch, as well. We carry a large variety of décor objects and figurines and our inventory changes often.

Black-and-White Planters

This small tribal-inspired planter pot with a primal and nomadic design make a beautiful addition to any space. You can pair it with some of our faux everyday greenery, like eucalyptus.

Contrasting Colors

Just because you’ve chosen black and white as the main color palette, it’s good to mix in a pop of color here and there. These gorgeous blue ceramic vases would be a beautiful decorative accent on a black shelving unit or on the mantle or windowsill. Perhaps the easiest way to add color to your black-and-white décor is to place faux florals, like these bright blooms, in strategic locations.

Your Farmhouse and Industrial Home Décor Store

Prairie in Bloom Marketplace in Omaha, NE, is your destination for farmhouse and industrial home décor – whether you shop in our downtown store or choose from a wide selection of products online. We’re here to help you achieve the home you’ve always wanted.