Everchanging Walls and Inexpensive Artwork | Featuring Desenio

I’ve always been a fickle soul when it comes to interiors. Brimming with enthusiasm for one thing — until I have my head turned by something else.

Forever scrolling through Right Move, looking for the ‘perfect’ home.

(I don’t think it exists by the way, there are just too many amazing houses for just one to be perfect!)

The walls in our houses have changed colour a number of times; from white to charcoal grey, dark grey, deepest, darkest navy back to white.

On repeat.

I’ve collected Living Etc magazines since they first hit the news stands and spend hours poring over gorgeous room schemes; planning my dream kitchen and what I’d do if I ever won that elusive lottery jackpot.

And the artwork around our house is everchanging too.

This could potentially pose a problem — after all, art prints can be expensive — but I have a little trick up my sleeve.

Introducing Desenio

Have you ever heard of Desenio?

If you’ve not, prepare to be excited!

Desenio are a Scandinavian brand, formed in 2010. And their ethos — and the idea behind the company —  was that stylish affordable art prints should be available to everyone.

I’m a little bit obsessed, it must be said.

Not only do they make it über-easy; you can choose your art online by colour, subject, size… the list goes on. They also sell perfect frames to pop your prints in; metallic, wood or monochrome, they’ve got a great selection.

And — best of all — Desenio have pages of inspirational images of perfect picture pairings and a clever on-line tool to help you create the perfect gallery wall at home.

It’s one of the best websites I’ve come across for inexpensive artwork.

Everchanging Walls

One of the things I like most about my Desenio art prints are that I can mix and match them to the frames.

And, as I’ve got a few in the same size, I can swap them from room to room

This is perfect, for a fickle soul like me, as it means my constant desire to mix things up and keep things looking fresh, is sated.

For example:

Kate Moss — who used to hang in our snug…

Has now swapped places with the beautiful quote on balance, that used to hang in our bedroom.

I think the balance print works so well against the dark walls.

I loved it in our bedroom too, but quite like waking up to Miss Moss every day! I’ve always loved that image — it makes me smile.

As well as larger pictures, Desenio also do a fantastic range of super affordable art prints in smaller sizes.

These postcard sized prints are brilliant for giving old frames a new lease of life.

I love this botanical print, of a cotton plant, in my old Kiko frame.

All Change

And did you notice that — beyond the print hanging on the wall in the landing — the prints above our bed have swapped yet again?

Instead of the blush tones of the palm trees against a pink sky I swapped them with a print that I had hanging in my dressing area.

Which means I could exchange the pink bedlinen and blush pink cushions, for white bedding and blue, chevron striped cushions.

And the restful pink collection that used to be above my bed, is now where the Five Minutes print used to hang…

Phew.

It’s all change!

But perfect for a chameleon like me, who likes things to be constantly evolving.

Talking of which, I might move Kate back to the snug; she looked fab in there…

A Treat From Desenio

If you want to create a gallery at home, give your old artwork a bit of a shake up, or just want to freshen up your walls with some lovely new — and best of all — affordable artwork, Desenio is the place to look.

Particularly as, the lovely folk at Desenio have given me a code to share, that enables us all to 25% discount of their lovely artwork.

The code “thetwinklediaries” gives 25% off posters* on all of the Desenio sites between September 4th – 6th.

*Except for frames and  handpicked/collaboration posters.

PS — you can thank me later.

Many thanks to the lovely team at Desenio for sending me the gorgeous pictures for the purpose of styling this post.

Although this is a collaborative with Desenio post all thoughts, words and images — as ever — are entirely my own. 

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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16 Comments

  1. 5th September 2018 / 7:03 am

    I love your choices from Desenio which I love for all the reasons you’ve mentioned! Such an amazingly huge range of gorgeous prints that it’s hard to narrow down when I’m browsing their store. (So instead of narrowing down, I just buy all the ones that are grabbing me, haha! Love how affordable they are, even better with your offer!)

    • 7th September 2018 / 11:54 am

      They’ve got an amazing range haven’ they?! I always find it so hard to pick!!! I could — and do — spend hours browsing their site!!

  2. 5th September 2018 / 8:17 am

    Your gallery wall in the bedroom looks lovely. I will have a look at the Desenio site to see if I can find any pictures to add to mine.

    • 7th September 2018 / 6:48 pm

      Thanks so much Claire! I hope you managed to find something — I’m always spoiled for choice!! :)

  3. 5th September 2018 / 12:39 pm

    We are not really at the stage of renovation where adding artwork is possible – we need some actual finished painted walls to hang it on first! But I can’t wait to add art and I am definitely going to be using Desenio – have admired so many of their prints over the past couple of years but always resisted buying. I hadn’t thought about using interchangeable ones of the same size, this is absolute genius! Will definitely bear it in mind x

    • 7th September 2018 / 6:41 pm

      Aaah I’m hoping to be at that stage soon!!! ;) We’ve just been discussing our extension plans with our architect!! Al being well, we’ll be renovating soon too!! I cannot WAIT :)

  4. 7th September 2018 / 9:59 am

    Your poster prints are fab – I especially like the botanical one! I keep meaning to find some for both our conservatory and dining room, but I’m always a bit overwhelmed by the choice and can never narrow it down to just a couple! The decision paralysis is real, ha!

    • 7th September 2018 / 1:35 pm

      They’re lovely aren’t they? Desenio have such an amazing range — and yep — I’m exactly the same!! It takes me AGES to make a decision!!!! xx

  5. seasonsincolour
    8th September 2018 / 9:05 am

    I remember participating in a DESENIO campaign a few months ago and feeling literally lost in for hours in their amazing collection of prints online. There is something for everyone. The kids, the minimalist, the maximalist, the typography lover… Oh and by the way, how awesome was your Instagram photo like the goddess Kali (6 hands and all) LOL

    • 10th September 2018 / 2:36 pm

      You’re SO right Jenny!! There really is something for everyone!! I love their ranges! And THANK YOU!! That’s so lovely of you!! I’ve started treating IG as an entity in it’s own right and less as an extension of my blog!! It’s lovely to do things that are a little different. Thanks so much for noticing and commenting! :) xx

  6. 10th September 2018 / 11:00 am

    Oh I do love a good print! My house is definitely one of those houses that has a frame picture or print on every wall and these are gorgeous!! Also, I’m glad I’m not the only interiors slut! ; ) xxx

    • 10th September 2018 / 1:40 pm

      Me TOO!! I have literally spent HOURS browsing through the Desenio site!! SO much gorgeous inspiration!!

  7. Innocent Charms Chats
    10th September 2018 / 3:37 pm

    You have to love Desenios’s reasonable prices for this reason, my latest poster which started in my Living Room is just about to be moved to the Snug.

    I love your choices, there is nothing better than ever changing Interiors Items in my mind xx

    • 21st September 2018 / 9:37 am

      Totally — I think they’re blooming brilliant!! I love IKEA for affordable frames but the Desenio artwork choice is AMAZING!! Love it :)

  8. 17th September 2018 / 5:40 pm

    Haha totally addicted to right move too! I love Desenio and the fact they do framing too, makes it all so easy. Gorgeous bedroom and styling Caro. x

    • 21st September 2018 / 9:38 am

      It’s SO addictive isn’t it? I wonder if I’ll ever stop looking for ‘the next house’!!! It’s such an unhealthy compulsion!!! xx

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