How To Decorate A Monochromatic Room

Why do some people choose a monochromatic design?
  • Fear of color
  • Unsure of how to coordinate colors
  • Easy to redecorate 
  • Likes the look of it
Here are some examples of monochromatic rooms.

While a monochromatic space may feel calming and cohesive, it can also end up looking pretty bland due to the lack of variation in color. The best way to avoid this is by playing with texture and pattern. Whether it be in the textiles, wall (paint, wallpaper or architectural detail) or the furniture itself, the mixing and matching of texture and pattern brings a lot of interest and dimension to a monochromatic room.

Here are examples of the different types of texture and patterns you can include in your design.

Below is an example of a monochromatic room using various textures and patterns to add interest back into the space.

Fur, cable knit, sequin, velvet and various shades of the same color are used in this space.
This living room has a mixture of leather, fur, satin and velvet while still sticking to the same color palette.

Here we have a cable kit and fur throw, print pillows, and pillows of varying shades of the same hue.

This space uses a blueish gray and accessorizes with fur, print and cable knit throws.
Once you've become comfortable with the mixing and matching of different textures and patterns, you will soon find yourself including it in non-monochromatic spaces as well. Give it a try. Good luck!

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