Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always had a thing for interiors. I used to re-arrange and re-style my bedroom near enough every week for years and years; I just loved playing around with objects, layouts and spaces (and still do to this day). My main thing was that I would so easily get bored with a certain look, so I would keep changing things around. Slightly annoying for my parents I guess, but at least it kept me entertained for hours! And although I’m much more confident and decisive when it comes to interiors now; that need for constant change and newness within my home is still there…
My top interior tip (without breaking the bank)?
Focus on making your main space white and clean, investing in good quality flooring, kitchens and bathrooms – and rather keep the accessories more affordable and easy, so you have the flexibility to keep adding a fresh new look to your home. One of the first and easiest ways to do this, whilst still making a bit of an impact, is acquiring some new wall art. I’m not talking investment oil paintings or ultra expensive photography here, but just some lovely prints and frames – which can really make all the difference to your space, whether it’s a splash of colour to an otherwise muted room, or just some simple, elegant pieces to finish off a look.
Hence why I’m super excited to have teamed up with leading online Scandinavian poster destination, Desenio – which has a huge assortment of amazing and really affordable prints (nearly too much to choose from sometimes!), to pick some new pieces for my walls. I chose the three spaces in the house where I felt I needed an updated look, and here are the styles I went for.
The first priority was replacing my existing gallery wall in our kitchen/lounge area. The existing prints that have been up here still looked fine, but they’ve been there for ages, and I was just a bit bored with the colour way and composition. It took time to find something new which would work even better, and fortunately I came across this existing gallery wall set-up on the site – which was the perfect fit for the room. I love the contrast of prints; with the bright mosaic fountain, combined with the sketch and faded pastel ocean. The size of the frames work so well on this wall too. I actually opted for much larger and higher frames then I had before, which I think look so much better, as it really lifts and creates more height to the overall space.
The colours are spot on for this corner; with the splash of turquoise (which immediately picks up the other turquoise print I already have above the dining table, along with various other similarly coloured accessories). The remaining two prints are more muted and elegant, blending in effortlessly – yet still enough to make an overall impact. I also opted for all white wooden frames (also from the site), to keep the overall look clean and consistent, maintaining the focus on the prints.
GUEST BEDROOM 1
Moving onto the next spaces, which is the top floor with our two guest bedrooms. Both rooms are really calm and serene, and whilst I could easily get away with some bigger statement pieces in terms of prints and colour, I decided to add something minimalistic and simple – to create that continuous and neutral feel to each room. Both prints are also in the same sketch style, to create a link between the spaces. In the biggest guest bedroom I got a medium sized print, as the bed and furniture is a lot bigger in here. The balance between this particular style of picture, with the more rustic and traditional wooden furniture, is just the overall effect I was after.
GUEST BEDROOM 2
Moving onto the second, and smaller guest bedroom. In this space I decided to go for a larger print, as I had a bigger wall to fill. I sometimes think that the more substantial piece of wall art you get, the more sizeable you can make a room feel (depending on the type of print, of course). I also got this print with an internal white mount within the frame, to add a slight difference from the other print. With this wall art being a lot bigger, it makes more of a statement in this room, which again works perfectly in an otherwise really calm and neutral area.
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This post was created in collaboration with Desenio. All words, opinions, styling & creative direction are, as always, my own.