Choosing art for your home can be a bit of a minefield, especially if you don’t have a huge budget to spend on original pieces. Of course, as someone who is passionate about interior design, I’ll tell you to buy what you love and if you can support an artist in the process then all the better. However, there are times when you just want something lovely to fill a wall and you are already spending so much cash elsewhere that it may be tempting to go with something that’s mass-produced. And, honestly, that’s totally okay.
I’m always looking around for affordable art because I have a tendency to change my mind a lot and I like to swap things around in a space. At the moment, I have so many various framed prints – from expensive limited editions to cheap and cheerful posters to originals I painted with my own two hands – that it’s getting to the point of being a bit silly. And while I really need to do a car boot sale at some point, I adore the process of being able to have a bit of a selection to give a room a different look when I can. Swapping art is probably one of the easiest ways to create a little drama in a space, to change the mood or add colour or texture or movement.
So when Desenio contacted me about a collaboration for the blog, it was kind of a no-brainer for me. I wanted some new pieces for the bedroom and for the kitchen and they have such a vast range of prints available at great prices that I knew you would like to hear about them as well. They were gracious enough to supply me with a budget to spend on their website and I had a fun time shopping for a few new prints.
Desenio AB is a Swedish-based business that was founded in 2010, and they now sell online throughout the European Union, Norway, Australia, Canada and the US. The company is expanding and opening to new countries all the time. I love how they actually provide inspiration on their site for pairing artwork together as well as creating various gallery walls, taking all the work out of trying to fill that blank wall.
As we’ll be changing the kitchen wallpaper from a bright floral to one with peachy pink, black and grey shades, my eye was naturally drawn to prints that carried these colours. As you can see, they mix and match beautifully with the art I already had to create a small gallery.
Most of their designs veer more towards a Scandinavian style (naturally as they are based in Sweden) and while my own style isn’t particularly Scandi (okay, it’s not even close), I still found plenty of amazing prints that suited my own aesthetic. I chose a few new ones for my Autumn bedroom refresh as well which I’ll be revealing on Monday!
Here’s a little sneak peek of some of the art from Desenio that I chose for the space.
As you can see, I decided to go with something a little moodier to marry with my cosy boho aesthetic that I am going for. I chose these two prints which give me a feeling of calm – perfect for settling down at night. The frames you see here are also from Desenio and they have a nice selection in their range to suit all their prints: gold (my choice, naturally) as well as copper, silver, black, white and oak. I also chose some mounts to go with my prints which suit the frame sizes perfectly.
Just be aware when choosing your mounts, they will obscure part of the image as they are the same sizes of the frames as well as the prints. In the case of the two prints above, it didn’t make any difference but if you want to see the entire image, you might want to keep this in mind when choosing your prints and frames.
I also chose this fantastic line drawing of a tiger which quickly became Wayne’s favourite. I chose a simple gold frame for this as well as a white mount but the mount partially obscured the tiger and so I didn’t end up using it here. I may end up re-framing this one in something more ornate in the future but for a quick change, the simple frame was a very easy and inexpensive option.
And as much as I wanted to keep to a fairly neutral base in this room, I couldn’t resist the lovely texture and colour in this cactus print as well. It ties in well with some of the plants and greenery I added to give the bedroom a distinctly boho vibe for winter.
They have lots of beautiful nature prints as well as landscapes, animals, birds, butterflies and all manner of beasties too! Genuinely, you will be amazed at the selection. The quality of the prints are very good too and come well wrapped so they won’t be damaged when they arrive.
At these prices, it’s almost silly not to give Desenio a try for your own home. I think they’ve got some fantastic trend-led pieces at exceptional prices that could work for nearly any style. Do check out their full range here and be ready to get excited about filling up your shopping basket!
I’ll be sharing the whole bedroom reveal on Monday so you can see exactly how all these prints fit into the scheme and of course, the kitchen reveal is imminent as well – I’m hoping it’ll be totally done within the next 2 weeks! So exciting stuff happening very soon.
In the meantime, what do you think of Desenio’s prints? Any favourites of the ones I chose?
Disclaimer: I received the artwork and frames free for my review but as always, all words and opinions are my very own. I only work with companies I really like on Swoon Worthy and think you will like too! Thanks so much for supporting the businesses that support Swoon Worthy!