When I moved in to the new house, my first priority was furniture. I was starting from scratch, and had a lot of rooms to furnish. However once the furniture started coming in, I quickly realized my house didn’t feel like a home— I needed art on the walls to give it a more homey touch. Because I have a long entryway, and a great room (a kitchen, living room, and dining room in one big space), I had so many walls to fill and zero prints to get started.
My first stop was to look at Desenio. I have used them a few times before for prints, and love their wide selection and quality. There truly is something for every one, and every interior style. For my entryway I really wanted to lean into a casual, European vibe so went with prints like lemons, olive branches, palms, and textured paintings. I wanted it to feel like I was on a coastal vacation in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France or the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Desenio had exactly what I was looking for, and I ended up going with 8 prints of varying sizes.
Nailing your gallery wall (pun intended)
- First I messed around with different layouts on photoshop to get an idea of which prints would look best next to each other— but Desenio also has a gallery wall tool to help you with this.
- Once I had decided where I wanted each print to be, I got butcher paper and placed each frame (which I also got on Desenio) on the paper. To make sure the prints were symmetrical and even, I measured out the space in between each frame.
- Then I traced the frames on the butcher paper and marked where the nail would need to be.
- After that, I taped the butcher paper to the wall and nailed in the hole based on where I had marked them.
- Lastly, I took the paper off the wall and hung the art.
This made it so much easier to get the gallery wall even and straight without having to spend 3 hours doing so.
I love how my gallery wall turned out— thanks to Desenio.