Updating Our Home

*These prints were gifted to me by Desenio, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

As most of you may know, 18 months ago, Johnny and I moved into our London flat together. Since we are renting, it is hard to put a really personal touch on our flat so today I am going to share with you a few things we have done around the house over the last couple of weeks to make it feel more like a home… mainly, getting some new prints for our walls!

I recently made an order on Desenio and picked up some really lovely prints for our bedroom (named Nova, Cyra and Graphic Balance) and then a couple for the kitchen. The prints for our bedroom (pictured above) are abstract, full of beautiful colour and when I bought these, I kind of had our new house in mind. When Johnny and I move out of this flat, we are hoping to buy a little house of our own. In our new master bedroom, I really want a navy and gold theme with pops of pink and I felt these prints would be perfect, especially with the beautiful gold 50×70 frames from Desenio.

We then went for some prints for our kitchen. To find these prints ‘Herbs Green’ and ‘Cocktails’ (pictured below), I just typed ‘kitchen’ into Desenio and fell in love with these. I decided oak frames would look best in our kitchen as I really enjoy the farmhouse kitchen kind of vibe – I have a lot of Emma Bridgewater crockery for this exact reason – and I just feel like these prints make the huge, empty wall in our kitchen look much better.

I’d not ordered from Desenio before and I’m honestly not sure I’d do it again. One of the frames came damaged, another came pretty badly scuffed and we had terrible service from UPS who Desenio deliver with (well, at least in our area). They left a note to tell us that the prints had been delivered at our UPS access point so I set out in the rain to our access point to go and retrieve them. However, when I got there… they weren’t there! After days of trying to contact UPS with no success, they were randomly delivered and really beaten up. While I don’t think the damage to the frames was Desenio’s fault, the whole experience for me was highly stressful.

If UPS delivery drivers in your area aren’t shockingly bad, then I would recommend Desenio. Their website is fairly easy to use, they do frames and prints so you don’t have to worry yourself with typing in frame measurements on Amazon and trying to find the correct frame for your print size which can be super stressful. So, if you’d like to get 25% off non collaboration prints for the next 2 days (ends 11/10/18) then you can use the code ‘CHLOEALICELILY’ at the checkout.

I honestly think that Desenio do some really great designs and they’re also a really good bargain. While my experience wasn’t 100% positive, you do always have the chance that your frames might smash in the post when you order them from anywhere online; and the damage isn’t that noticeable. While I love these in our current bedroom, I can’t wait to see them in our new one (which currently only exists in my head… and on Pinterest boards).

This is a collaborative post.


  1. candice
    October 11, 2018 / 7:22 am

    These look like some great pieces. We are moving soon so I am excited to be changing things and buying pieces for our home

    Candice | Natalya Amour

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