Project House - Choosing Art for the New Kitchen with Desenio

June 13, 2017

I really can't believe that we've reached the stage of being able to put artwork up on the finished walls in our almost finished kitchen. I still have so much to share blog wise on the renovation so far but while I have a discount code to share with you I thought it would be a good time to talk about artwork in case you're on the lookout for anything.

To me, a room isn't quite finished until you have something up on the walls of some kind. So it feels so good to be at the fun stage of our kitchen project where we can choose what to put where! I LOVE blank walls ready to decorate. We designed this room to have lots of little nooks and crannies to fill this way so rather than having a huge open space that can feel awkward for where to put furniture etc, we've got a few different spaces. You might remember me talking about Swedish brand Desenio back in January with this post and gorgeous prints? {I had actually planned for the palm/leaf prints to go in the kitchen back then but they look so great at the top of the stairs that I couldn't bare to move them} so when Desenio got back in touch it was perfect timing. This time around instead of all framed prints, I've gone for some of their oak poster hangers which I think look really great as an informal alternative. I've chosen some of these kitchen themed posters but there are literally hundreds across all different themes to choose from {and such great prices}. I love how if we get bored of them we can easily change the posters for a different look.

You'll need a screwdriver to put the poster hanging kits together. They come as just 4 pieces of wood, the string to hang them and a hook/nails. You line up the print and the bottom pieces of wood before screwing together. And then the same for the top but place the hanging string {provided} behind the poster with knots at the end before screwing it all into the wood.

I left this technical stuff to Ben and then it was just my job to decide where we wanted them.

Because the posters and the oak hangers are so light you just need a hammer to knock the nails {provided} into the wall so it saves on drilling.

Checking they're level and central.

Ta-da! They're sitting behind the dining table. I didn't want anything too busy with a big gallery wall here, we're putting up a big pendant dome light that will hang down and I like always have flowers on the table so didn't want it to be too crazy. We're saving a gallery style wall for over the plain sofa area.

I chose thisherb print in 50 x 70 and this vegetable print in 50 x 70cm. They feel apt to us with our love of our allotment and cooking and are fairly neutral for the kitchen.

I've also always loved butcher themed prints so ordered these pork and beef prints in 30 x 40cm with these oak frames - go for glass rather than plexiglass. 

We decided to hang these in a little corner of our new kitchen next to the housemaids cupboard. 

More kitchen photos coming soon! A sneak peek at the new worktops.

We still want to create a big blackboard wall in here and a gallery wall. More to follow soon! But for now I love these pieces that are making it feel more finished all of a sudden.

You can find all of Desenio's prints online here and you can get 25% off any posters for 2 days {until the 15th June} with the code RVKLOVES at . The only hard part is choosing between them all, so many gorgeous prints. Unfortunately the discount is not valid on the frames or poster hangers but I still think these are great value anyway.

R <3 xx

{This post is sponsored by Desenio but as always all opinions are 100% my own and I'd never promote something I didn't truly love}

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