Chic and totally fool-proof, a black-and-white palette is a perfect decor option for design rookies and junkies alike. The neutral combination accomplishes the near-impossible task of being both classic and modern. Choose a third color for accessories, like accent pillows and throws, to make the palette pop. If you get bored with your accent color in a year or two, you can easily update the room by ditching the existing accessories and getting new ones in a color that you love. Check out this monochromatic inspiration board from British online retailer Bodie and Fou.