Like most millennial’s who can’t afford their own house, I am forever dreaming of how I would decorate it – should I one day get one. I am even slowly forming a collection of pieces to bring to said non-existent house. A lot of which seems to be wall art; a beautiful little ceramic tile by Irish artist, Alanna Plekkenpol and an abstract Vogue print from local Yorkshire artist, Dylan Hewitt. Fingers crossed I get a place soon, my tiny room is getting packed (ha!). Anyway, this is how I stumbled across the super cool website, DESENIO. These Scandinavian designers specialise in stunningly stylish posters and prints, with an incredibly affordable price tag – allowing anyone to get their hands on the Insta home of their dreams. (I don’t have one yet, but give me time.)
Founded in 2010, Desenio’s online presence now spans 33 countries. Each poster is printed on 200gsm uncoated premium paper, which is age-resistant with a lovely smooth surface. This paper has been specially chosen as it produces a matte print without reflections, and its thickness provides a high quality feel to each poster.
The prints are produced by both an in-house design team, as well as purchased from a select few illustrators and artists from around the world. They really do have something that would suit every room, and every style of interior. From calendar styles to stunning photographs, fashion inspired to nature orientated, typography and quotes, maps and cities, food, drink, abstract and illustrations. Colours of the rainbow adorn hundreds of unique designs, all shown side by side with similar colour schemes – should you want to select a series.
Speaking of which, if you love a print and just don’t know how to place it, these guys have got you covered for that too. They have inspiration page after inspiration page, combining two or more posters together in the most aesthetically pleasing way. You’ll definitely be up for buying a few after you’ve scrolled through – believe me. Whether you copy their examples exactly, or take it as inspiration to make your own arrangements, these pages rival Pinterest for their interiors inspo.
As well as the prints themselves, Desenio brings you new ways to hang them. From the classic frame, available in a range of colours – to hangers that use a line of cord. There are picture ledges, to lean frames against instead of hanging – bulldog clips of all shapes and sizes, available in classic metals or oversized wood, for a more unique vibe. As well as Washi tape, which adds a pop of colour and pattern to each print, as you stick it directly on the wall.
So go ahead, have a nosey – I promise you will not be disappointed. And if you want to prurchase one before you have a wall to put it on, just remember, you have a sister in me.