I don’t know what it is about September, but every year I find myself updating and rejigging things around the house. Sometimes it’s as simple a job as changing up a cabinet display or rearranging a shelf, but I think the purpose is primarily to give my home a refresh for the new season approaching (that or the fact the sun has decided to hibernate and I’m forced indoors again!).
I was recently adding some lovely new bits and pieces to my glass drinks cabinet in my kitchen, when I realised what was really missing was something interesting on the wall above. Thankfully, the lovely team at Scandinavian poster company, Desenio, offered me the opportunity to select a choice of posters and art prints to style up and display in my home, so I immediately got to work, planning my choice of prints to jazz up this little area of wall space.
The first thing that surprised me about Desenio’s vast website, was not only the wide choice of designs before me, but how neatly and clearly the range of prints was categorised, making it an easy job to find and order up the styles and sizes I wanted. The only problem I had was narrowing down my final choice, as there are so many amazing designs to navigate!
I decided that I wanted a quirky, relaxed, feel to my mini wall display, so I opted for a mix of typography prints and art posters with a homely, yet modern vibe, with a vintage botanical theme running through to connect the pieces. This is probably the main thing to consider when planning a gallery display in your home – make sure there is an element, no matter how subtle, that visually links the various pictures. It could be that they are all monochrome images, but in different frames for a more relaxed feel, or a collection of postcards, paintings and posters in similarly styled frames with a central colour or design style to unite them.
Another thing I really liked about the Desenio site, was that once I’d chosen each print, Desenio offered me a choice of frames to choose from, so there was no danger of me selecting the wrong frame size. It made the whole process such a pleasurable, stress-free experience, and it was easy to change them around in my shopping basket later, if wanted.
I love the look of vintage style posters and you can find some great examples on Desenio at a fraction of the price of more ‘authentic’ versions. I chose the ‘Herbs Green’ and ‘Cocktails’ posters for their on-trend, vintage vibe. They’re perfect for the kitchen.
To mix it up a little, I opted for a couple of smaller, more contemporary, A5-sized typography posters (the ‘Ampersand’ and the ‘Dancing’ prints), as well as the ever-popular ‘Palmaceae’ art print, seen below, for a little pop of botanical greenery to soften the overall look.
I’m really pleased with how I’ve managed to create an instant update to this wall so easily. The great thing is, Desenio are offering you all a discount on their website, for you to plan your own gallery wall! Using the code “dekkobird” gives 25% off posters* on the Desenio site between September 11th and 13th 2018 (*except for frames and handpicked/collaboration posters).
So, what are you waiting for?