Is there anything more timeless and classic than a monochrome colour scheme for your home? Something about pairing simple black and white together creates a perfect canvas for you to add your own individuality, especially when paired with touches of silver elegance. For this week’s lifestyle special, we have once again welcomed the expert help of interior expert and owner of the much admired store Artz-I, Mohammed Rasul.

Artz-i is a stylish new lifestyle and gift store which designs, manufactures and retails modern and traditional high quality gifts, artworks and other fine products, including hand crafted items. Their merchandise includes tiles, calligraphy, ornaments, appliqué art, paintings, photography and wood carvings as well as gift cards, contemporary and classical household furnishings.

Read on for a veritable wealth of ideas on how to utilise this simple colour palate to add a serious touch of intrigue to your home, with detailed patterns, unusual art and high-shine silver to give that final decadent touch.

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A dining room decked out in black, white and silver is guaranteed to impress guests even more than your cooking at your next party.

Pair black and white elements with softer grey furnishings for a stylish look, and don’t be afraid to include fresh flowers to a pop of inviting colour.

Top the look off with high-shine serving dishes and wine bucket for a professional touch.

Monochrome and silver looks fantastically modern in a living area, and can still be a verymonochrome 2 sensible choice for families with children if darker furnishings are chosen, as shown here.

Keep walls and floors light to avoid the room becoming too dark, and mix in geometric patterns to draw the eye to accent pieces such as cushions and rugs.


Proof that plain colours don’t have to be boring, this pretty set-up would look perfect in a dressing room or bedroom.

monochrome 3Using lots of silver and mirrors along with lamps gives a brightening effect to even the darkest of corners, while plush fabrics and fresh white flowers add classic decadence.

cid:EE8FB621-EA44-4960-BF64-0C780E2044D6Don’t be afraid to go big and bold with this style, as keeping your colours simple means a lot of room to play with shapes and textures.

Unusual pieces like this birdcage-style chair and distinctive light-fitting add interest, while an over-sized monochromatic photo is timeless and classic.

Big and bold patterns can often look a bit ‘busy’ when in a multitude of colours, so take advantage of monochrome to show them off.

monochrome 5We love this matching dresser and footstool set in black and white with silver decorations, which would look just as fantastic in a teenage bedroom as a stylish living room.