High Contrast, High Style: Black & White Art Prints (Under $80!)

High Contrast, High Style: Black & White Art Prints (Under $80!)

8adf0a2a2829dbaad5e8dbd1d4873299a8a0528c?auto=compress&w=240&h=240&fit=crop
Arlyn Hernandez
May 25, 2016
(Image credit: Hygge & West)

“Art is so affordable!” said no one, ever. Well, “no one” was wrong. Etsy is, of course, a tremendous resource for unique home decor finds—especially art. The only problem is, it’s a sea of good and bad. So, we took the liberty of doing the heavy surfing for you, and picked out 15 of our favorite black-and-white prints (some you can download and print out yourself for as low as $3!!) Now that’s worthy of a double exclamation point, don’t you think?

To show off our picks, we combined them with backdrops of simple yet character-filled wallpaper by Hygge & West; check each photo’s shopping list for info on the wallpaper pattern, along with links to each of the prints.

Above: Pineapple / $6 from SeagullStudioPrints. Adventure / $12.50 from MottosPrint. Geometric Print / $7 from MelindaWoodDesigns. Tropical Leaves / $9.50 from InkPrintArt. Modern Triangle / $6.43 from lilandlola. Rose Dancers Wallpaper by Paper Fashion / $140 a roll from Hygge & West.

Mix and Match

To put together a black-and-white gallery wall, make sure to have a mix of patterns, typography, photography, graphics, and of course, don’t forget to have a little fun (you can get away with a 16” x 20” print of a pineapple when it’s a subdued grayscale.)

(Image credit: Hygge & West)

Above: Yoda Quote / $21.58 from SweetlovePress. Abstract Ink Drawing / $35 from HelloimKate. Danish Photographic Print / $25.73 from EstellePrintShop. Ombre Forest / $5 from ThePrintableStudio. Abstract Gouache Painting / $80 from JaymeeSrpDesign. Triangle Geometric Print / $11 from PrintEclipse. Underwater World Wallpaper by Pattern People / $140 a roll from Hygge & West.

Frame of Reference

Another plus for going monotone with your art is that you can use any frame you want without worrying about clashing colors or styles. A chic look, however, is sticking to mostly simple black and white frames (some with mats, some without) and peppering in metallics, woods, and—if you’re feeling bold—some neons. Anything goes! Tip: Hit up your local thrift store for vintage finds to add even more personality.

(Image credit: Hygge & West)

Above: Plus Sign Poster / $3 from BikupaAndCo. Abstract Acrylic Drawing / $28.26 from 7RayedDesigns. Brush Stroke Art / $5 from CelinePrintables. Architecture Photo / $9.50 from InkPrintArt. Petal Pusher Wallpaper by Oh Joy! / $84 a roll from Hygge & West.

Want to create your own gallery wall, but need a few pointers? Check out this helpful guide. If you’d rather let one or two pieces shine on their own, you won’t want to miss this video tip.

Apartment Therapy supports our readers with carefully chosen product recommendations to improve life at home. You support us through our independently chosen links, many of which earn us a commission.
moving--truck moving--dates moving--dolly moving--house moving--cal Created with Sketch. moving--apt