A little while ago I changed my living room gallery wall to one big single print, and as much as I loved the print, it just didn’t feel right – it didn’t quite fit the space and just looked too minimalist for me. So imagine how happy I was when Desenio got in touch to see if I would be interested in collaborating on a new gallery wall!!
Desenio has the most amazing selection of prints, from beautiful art prints to the most stylish photographic designs, I apologise now for the lost hours you will spend browsing through the site! I know I have lost A LOT of time this way! They also have an incredible Inspiration Gallery so if you’re feeling a bit stuck, I recommend having a look through at some of their fabulous set ups!
So where do you start with a new gallery wall? I find the easiest way is to choose one print first and build up from there. As I was starting a fresh with this gallery wall, with all new prints and I didn’t have any particular theme in mind, I began by simply browsing to see what caught my eye. Straight away I was drawn to the Studio Stockholm Collection and the lovely pastel shades. I eventually chose the Stockholm Riddarholmen Poster as I felt the red brick and mustard colours would tie in nicely with my living room, and decided this would be my starting point. Also from this collection I chose the Stockholm Door Poster as I just couldn’t resist that beautiful blue!
Another print that I had actually had my eye on for a while was this lovely, calming Boathouses Poster. Looking at the colours I decided it would sit perfectly alongside the other two that I had chosen.
For my last gallery wall I just made it up as I went along, and I think that’s perhaps why I was never fully happy with it. So for this one I made a plan. I used an online mood board creator to play around with the layout of prints to ensure that I chose the right sizes and that the prints complimented each other. After some back and forth I planned the layout of the three designs that I had chosen and decided I needed perhaps two more prints both of which needed to be quite paired back and simple. I had recently included this Hide Poster in a client’s brief and thought it was just the thing that my gallery wall needed. Finally, I chose this black and white Boat Poster in a small size as the finishing touch. Here’s how the plan looked on my mood board.
And here’s how it looked on my wall! I just love how it fills the space and all the designs work so well together, a bit of planning and a lot of searching paid off! In fact I’ve fallen for the blue in the door poster so much I’ve decided to add other elements of it into the room so have been on the hunt for some accessories to match!
Whether your a fan of the gallery wall sort or prefer the look of just one or two pieces of art, I really cannot recommend Desenio enough – there is something for everyone and not only that but it is the most affordable place to buy art that I know of! For a short time you can also save further by using my very own discount code.
The code “overatkates” gives 25% off posters* between May 1st and May 3rd.
*Except for frames and handpicked-/collaboration posters.