Creating A Gallery Wall With Desenio

Creating A Gallery Wall With Desenio

One thing I’m not short of is wall space, but the majority is screaming out for some kind of “clothing” Admittedly, we’ve been a bit lazy when it comes to adding the finishing touches that make a house a home.

I love the look of a gallery style wall and Desenio was my first choice, perhaps because they are all over Instagram (much like me) and kept popping up on my feed with inspirational ideas. They have so many gorgeous prints to choose from, in any manner of style and colour, there’s literally something for everyone.

When Desenio’s “buy more, save more” offer came up, I couldn’t resist.

For someone who is useless with decisions, picking out the prints wasn’t going to be easy and admittedly, did take a little longer than I’d anticipated. Our lounge is a large room and has floor to ceiling windows one end so there’s plenty of light allowing for a sultry choice of print, which is what I wanted. One in particular which, if you know of Desenio you’ll have seen for sure – The Girl At The Window, it absolutely looks like my daughter as more often than not she’s donning a messy bun and is around the same age. Immediately drawn to the image, it was an obvious choice, (and the easiest) out the lot.

I wanted different dimensions and depths to my prints instead of “flat-looking” images.

Ordering my posters online was relatively simple, there’s a gallery wall simulator where you can choose a template, then add your chosen prints to see how the finished wall would look. The only downside I found was that I couldn’t swap the sizes, add more, remove or rearrange the template which was a little frustrating. However, I’m sure this is something which might be improved going forward and certainly wouldn’t put me off shopping with Desenio in future. In terms of picking the right frame, there are lots of colours to choose from but since my prints are mostly dark, I didn’t want the frames to contrast too much so I chose black picture frames for all. The frames come with Plexiglass as standard which is a flexible, lightweight plastic alternative to glass.

Once ordered, my parcel took around six days to arrive, but saying that, I did order at a particularly busy time in the lead up to Christmas. Usual delivery estimation is three-five days.

The prints arrived in a hard, protective cardboard envelope to protect them from bending during transport.

 

Creating A Gallery Wall With Desenio

 

Straight away I matched the prints up to their respective frames and spent some time marvelling at just how lovely they looked. The Plexiglass comes with a protective film as it’s a little susceptible to scratches or scuffs. You’ll need to peel off the film before placing it carefully into the frame.

The next hurdle is actually getting the prints on to the wall.

If you have someone who could lend a hand, it’s far easier than trying to do it by yourself. However, after three months of pestering my husband (to no avail), I went ahead and did it myself!

Firstly, I Laid the prints out on the floor and arranged them in different layouts as this helps to get an idea of how they will look once in situ on the wall. I took a photo of the prints on the floor so that I could gauge the final design. I spent some time with this, but eventually settled on the layout for my wall.

 

Creating A Gallery Wall With Desenio

 

Creating A Gallery Wall With Desenio

 

Desenio appears to have the monopoly when it comes to style, colour and choice. The service was good and the prints are easy to fit with the frames. The backs have several push clips which keep the hardback layer correctly in place which I found simple to use.

I’m currently eyeing up a selection of dark, blue-toned prints for my office so this will no doubt be the first gallery wall of many around my home.

Shop my posters here:

Pink Door

There’s Beauty (2 pink peony)

Peony Love

Girl In The Window.

Let The Light In

Arched Corridor 

Desenio currently has an offer running for 25% off posters until the 11/3/2019 so don’t miss out! (Offer valid on posters marked with the special offer icon. Available while stocks last).

Find out what other changes I’m making around my home this spring.

Have you made your house a home? I’d love to know what you think of my gallery wall! Signature

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26 Comments

  1. March 8, 2019 / 1:24 pm

    It looks great Sam, I love that one of them reminds you of your daughter, that’s so lovely. H x

    • Samantha
      Author
      March 8, 2019 / 2:18 pm

      Thank you! As soon as I saw it I thought it could be my daughter! I love images of windows so it was a perfect fit x

  2. March 8, 2019 / 2:36 pm

    These prints are absolutely beautiful – I’m in desperate need of decorating some wall space too and I’ve heard so many great things about Desenio! The gallery feature sounds really handy but it is a shame you couldn’t have a play with positions- hopefully it is something they’ll work on!
    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    • Samantha
      Author
      March 8, 2019 / 11:09 pm

      If you sign up to the Desenio news letter you get to know about all the offers and deals ready for when you want to buy some. I’m really tempted to buy my blue prints while the current offer is on. It’s quite addictive! Have a lovely weekend Soph x

  3. March 8, 2019 / 3:07 pm

    Oh, I absolutely love the prints you went for and how you’ve styled them together! Desenio do so many gorgeous prints. I love that they have a gallery simulator. Such a cool tool! P.S this is totally irrelevant but your sofa looks like the cosiest and comfiest thing. The cushions are so pretty xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

    • Samantha
      Author
      March 8, 2019 / 11:07 pm

      Thank you Lauren. There’s so many styles to choose from, it took me literally a whole evening! I’m pleased with them though, I might add a couple more smaller ones! Ah, our sofa is from Furniture Village (I think)! It looks lovely but not quite as comfy as it looks! We went for a big sofa and a snuggle chair to go with it xx

  4. March 10, 2019 / 10:39 am

    This looks so beautiful! I love the photos you’ve chosen, how they’re so neutral, but still have some colours ❤️

    LackaDaisy

    *LackaDaisy*

    • Samantha
      Author
      March 11, 2019 / 2:38 pm

      Thank you! Yes, I wanted a cohesive colour scheme and these work really well together. Thanks again x

  5. Jade
    March 10, 2019 / 3:41 pm

    Wow them prints are stunning! I loved this post

    jadieegosh

  6. March 11, 2019 / 9:34 am

    I absolutely love these prints! I’m definitely going to steal your layout (lol!), it’s so pretty! I love all your posters, they match with each other so well. It’s so aesthetically pleasing! Love your pictures, they are so gorgeous as always x

    http://new-lune.com

    • Samantha
      Author
      March 11, 2019 / 2:37 pm

      Thank you so much! It wasn’t an easy decision but I’m pleased with my choices. I’m glad to hear you like them too! Thanks again for your kind words lovely x

  7. March 11, 2019 / 11:16 pm

    I love this, Samantha! It’s so elegant and the colours are really calming. The layout looks great! Angharad x

    welshandwonderful.com

    • Samantha
      Author
      March 12, 2019 / 8:55 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words x

  8. March 12, 2019 / 12:17 pm

    I am loving what you did here; your gallery wall is gorgeous! It is always nice to have that soft pop of colour and pink is such a wonderful choice. Great job! xx

    Naya
    nayatilly.com

    • Samantha
      Author
      March 12, 2019 / 3:15 pm

      Thank you so much! I agree, pink is the perfect colour to coordinate. Have a lovely day x

  9. March 12, 2019 / 10:22 pm

    All of the prints you chose are so gorgeous and how you’ve put them together! I always hear amazing things about Desenio xx

    Amelia | http://rosetintedpics.co.uk

    • Samantha
      Author
      March 13, 2019 / 12:33 pm

      Thank you! Yes, Desenio tend to be the first choice when it comes to prints. However, I’ve been looking at other options for my home office, surprisingly, I found a few nice ones on Etsy! x

    • Samantha
      Author
      March 13, 2019 / 8:51 am

      Thank you! You’re right, I do indeed need a new mattress!

    • Samantha
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 10:46 pm

      Ahh, thank you so much! Glad I’ve inspired you x

    • Samantha
      Author
      March 19, 2019 / 3:32 pm

      Thank you so much. I agree, the peonies are stunning, something a little vintage-looking about the image. x

  10. March 21, 2019 / 7:54 am

    Love the prints you chose and good on you for putting them up yourself! xx

    Beautylymin

    • Samantha
      Author
      March 21, 2019 / 10:57 am

      Thank you! Sometimes you’ve just got to get on and do it yourself 🙂 x

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