Nobody has been more surprised than me that I’ve swung over to the dark (and light, badoom tsss) side of monochrome and minimalism lately; a self-confessed former hoarder, pattern addict and colour lover, suddenly I’m craving everything plain and simple.
I’ve been looking for prints for our bedroom, which happens to be full of plants – our bedding is white and grey (with the odd blush pillow case thrown in), and there’s a lot of wooden accessories, copper and ceramic pots, so any prints need to be as plain as possible – the room is teeny tiny, and I want to avoid it looking overcrowded. After trawling the internet, I narrowed it down to the six prints in the collage above – they all look really expensive, but they’re cheaper than you might think!
I love botanical prints, but didn’t want anything coloured, and it was quite hard to find a good black and white one. This one is from Mink Interiors (which happens to sell homewares that make my heart beat a bit faster!), and I really like that although it’s on the modern side, it still has the lettering underneath that vintage prints have.
I’m going to start by saying that DreamPrintDesigns is an absolute goldmine for Scandi-style art; they have everything from geometric shapes and quotes to city coordinates and maps – and the best thing is that you only pay for the file, so there’s no expensive postage fee, or fretting about it getting damaged in the post. Your £4.25 buys you the instant download, and then you simply print it out yourself, or take it to a printing shop, depending on what size you want. So good!
While I do love simple graphic prints and geometric shapes, I do really like this – there’s something gentle and peaceful about it, and the detail is beautiful.
Who doesn’t love a simple city print? I can tick one of those off of the list, and the rest could act as an inspiration to motivate me to actually apply for a passport!
This is the second Etsy shop on the list, and another one that operates by sending you the files only. To be honest, I could quite happily have included half the shop on my list of favourites; they’ve got city coordinates, letterpress designs, typography, quotes…. I honestly think you’d struggle not to find something you love.