A Little Girl's Room in Black and White: Love It or Hate It?

I can't wait to hear what you guys think about this particular room! Designer Rachel from Copy Cat Chic put together this black and white room for her toddler daughter Arden. I personally love a basic color palette like this, but I know for some people, it can seem a little stark. 

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The polka dots on the wall are kind of my favorite. Believe it or not, they're simply removable file folder stickers. The bed? A garage sale score. 

Isn't that dresser gorgeous? I know painted wood is a huge thing right now, but I love a natural finish, too. And this one seems to have aged in an almost ombre fashion. I can't tell if it was intentionally done or a happy accident.

I think this room manages to mix natural wood with painted finishes really well. 

Chalkboards are always a win with children, and did you notice the doorknobs? So pretty!

I'm really digging this striped rug -- it's huge! And the drapes were found at Lowe's. 

Hooks hung within easy reach for little arms are perfect for keeping jackets and bags in order. 

I really like how most of the treasures in this room were budget finds and can be sourced from places like Amazon and Lowe's. I think we can all appreciate less dents in our wallets when it comes to decorating.

I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Wish there were more color in this toddler's room, or is it just right in black and white?


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teddy... teddysmama09

This room makes me feel sad and cold. I think it's well decorated but I have always hated black and white decor, especially for children. Of course, style and taste are very personal and maybe the designer of this room would hate my daughter's old fashioned Beatrix Potter nursery. As long as the child who sleeps in that bed is cozy and happy, thats really all that matters.

nonmember avatar kaerae

I love it because black and white stimulate babies' vision, and when she's old enough to have a color preference, it can just be added into the black and white without a huge re-do.

nonmember avatar Meg

I like the idea of a black and white room but this room isn't ringing my bell. I don't like the stripes on the floor or the odd dots on the wall.

daydr... daydreamer6170

all I can thibk about is how it would look once my crayon happy little girls were alone in there for five seconds lol.,i like this idea in theory, not reality.

aom1112 aom1112

The only thing I didn't like much was the floor. Other wise no problem. Too much color can also be a distraction. There is nothing wrong with black and white. 

Robcat21 Robcat21

I love it. My daughter... would hate it. She loves color. The color scheme is sophisticated for a young child.

Jacquelyn M. Wolfe

Love this! Bright colors can be added to black and white.

RoseAnne RaisetheRoof Di Nubila

I am not of fan of the decor choice, but the black/white concept is great! I'd add some hot pink to that for accent! Great idea though!

kisse... kisses5050

looks like an orphanage

EmmaF... EmmaFromEire

Something tells me you've never actually been to an orphanage.....


I love the walls and bedspread, but I think i'd like a colour-striped rug on the floor instead!

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