The hallway area at the top of my house, which leads to the bedrooms and the family bathroom, has recently looked pretty lackluster. I had a number of random pictures in thick clunky frames hung in no particular order, and the whole space just did not feel cohesive or make me feel particularly happy as I walked up the stairs. So when Scandinavian art, poster and print company Desenio got in touch and asked if I fancied some new art prints on them, I jumped at the chance of curating my own personal, pretty gallery wall on my stairwell.
If you are into interiors and have not heard of Desenio, then take a look at their vast range of modern, on trend designs. Chances are you'll recognise some of the bestselling prints in the most sought-after Instagram rooms across the UK. Prices start from only a few pounds and you can buy the prints framed or unframed, so it is a great budget-friendly way to transform your walls.
I chose six designs which I absolutely adore. My 'thing' when it comes to art is the use of nature used in a contemporary way, so I selected pictures featuring flowers, butterfly's and birds with a modern, pink-themed twist.
To create my gallery wall I first laid out my framed prints on a protective sheet and rearranged them until I was happy with the layout. I chose to display my prints cascading up the stairs so my arrangement is staggered as it goes up the wall.
I then added double-sided picture hanging tabs as if I make a mistake while hanging my picture, it saves any damage to the wall.
I used a mix of black and gold frames, choosing frame colour based on what suited the picture most. The delicate 'Pink Sky' poster by Elisabeth Fredriksson needed a gold frame to make the post of the gold-leaf design, while the black bird featured in this 'Memories Bird' poster needed a black frame to complement it.
The top of my stairway is now looking much more snazzy! The good news is that I also have a 25% voucher code for Desenio for you to use on any of their prints between Tuesday, April 3rd and Thursday, April 5th, except for handpicked/collaboration posters and frames. Simply type in the code 'melanielissackinteriors' to get your discount!