House Tour: My Walls! | Modern Mummy

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

House Tour: My Walls!

This might seem like a bit of a bizarre part of the house to share with you, but recently I worked with Swedish company, Desenio, who sell super cool art prints and frames at really, really reasonable prices (I'm talking better-than-IKEA-reasonable prices, yes really) and they've helped me transform our hallway into a pretty awesome gallery that I couldn't resist sharing... along with some other rooms in our house.

Now I love a bit of clutter in the home; I think quirky little nick nacks here and there really give a place personality, and if you visited my house it would be instantly apparent that my love of 'clutter' extends to the walls too. Mine are covered with paintings and photos and canvases and prints that I've collected over the years. I've been through phases of buying expensive originals and limited edition prints, and then buying cheaper pieces of artwork too - but I've only ever bought items I've fallen head over heels in love with and that really mean something to me, so every picture on my wall is special and has a bit of a story behind it. I love that.

Although I never go for mass produced artwork, I am guilty of buying cheap frames and have always gone to IKEA for these in the past. But now I've genuinely discovered a place that sells much better quality frames at much better prices and with free delivery to boot (so long as you spend over £29). On top of that, they also sell some pretty rad prints and mounts, and they very kindly sent me some for the cottage. These are the ones that I chose:

50x70cm vintage map print, mount + 70x100cm gold frame - all Desenio, total price: £58.25 
The Kids Are All Right print from This Modern Life, IKEA frame
Lovegrove limited edition print from Burp Boutique, mounted + framed by the Haslemere Framing Co
Miiauu print by Michelle Carlslund from Etsy, oak frame  £16.91 from Desenio
50x70cm New York poster + frame - both Desenio, total price: £32.90
'Diana' by Ashley Goldberg from Etsy, IKEA frame

50x50cm anchor illustration + frame, both Desenio, total price: £26.95

I also picked out a couple for the girls rooms:

50x70cm horse poster £18.49 from Desenio, frame IKEA
50x70cm 'hi' typography print £15.99 from Desenio, frame IKEA

30x40cm Sweet Dreams fox illustration + copper frame, both Desenio, total price: £18.48

Fur + Glasses cat print by Audrey Jeanne from The Kid Who, frame IKEA
50x70cm pink clouds poster, £15.99 from Desenio, frame IKEA

I was seriously impressed by the quality of the items I received from Desenio - their posters are printed on 200g uncoated, FSC-certified and age resistant paper with a matt finish, and their frames (which are available with plexiglass or real glass - I chose plexi in every case as they weigh a bit lighter) are really sturdy and such good value. As a testament to how happy I was with my prints and frames, I've since been back to buy more - including a duplicate of the giant vintage map, mount and frame combo as a Christmas present for someone who saw mine and fell in love with it!

Thanks so much to Desenio for making the walls of our house look pretty - I'm so glad to have discovered you!

ps Here's a sneak peak of the walls in our front room, which are equally covered in pictures. Full room tour coming up soon.

We were given store credit to purchase items for the purpose of this post. All words are honest and my own. 

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