POSTERS & WALL ART – Everything you need to know.

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You don’t really know what you got ’til you got it, huh? It’s crazy how much of a difference adding a few pieces of wall art can make to a space. Since hanging up these posters, our bedroom has been completely transformed! The ceilings look taller, and the whole room looks more pulled together.

I’ve been on the hunt for some wall art for quite some time, but always found it super overwhelming. In college, I used to paint my own posters and canvases, but those days of attempted artistic ability are over 😂.

If you follow along with my blog, you know how overwhelming finding this bed was. At times, I can be so indecisive that I won’t even end up purchasing anything because I’m overloaded with choices – bizarre, I know. Seriously, there are so many options to choose from when it comes to decor! Additionally, price was a factor – some wall art can be so expensive, or just poor quality. I definitely didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on these pieces, they’re trendier prints and I know that I’ll eventually want to change them up.

WHERE TO BUY

So I got each of these prints from this amazing website called Desenio – it’s a Swedish brand that focuses on minimalistic prints. They have tons of trendy posters, but they also have more graphic and artistic prints for those of you who aren’t so much into the whole minimalistic trend!

Each of the prints are posters that are sold without the frame. There are tons of different ways that you can hang posters – you could choose to simply hang them up on the wall as-is, you can frame them, or you could purchase a poster hanger that the poster slides into and hangs by a string.

Since this is a Swedish brand, not all of the sizes align with the most popular American picture dimensions – while this is okay if you’re going to be hanging your posters as-is, it becomes a little bit tricky when you want to frame them. I searched high and low for frames – all of the ones that I came across were either the incorrect dimensions, or had bad reviews.

After searching for weeks, I finally thought OH DUH! Let me check IKEA – low and behold, they had them! From one Swedish brand to another, they had all of the sizes that I needed!

Keep reading to find out which exact prints and frames I purchased!

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PRINTS – ABOVE THE HEADBOARD

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(LEFT) – Monstera One Poster
Size
: 20x28in | Price: $30.95

(RIGHT)Monstera Three Poster
Size: 20x28in |Price: $30.95

FRAMES | IKEA RIBBA Frame
Size: 19 3/4 in x 27 1/2 in| Price: $14.99

These two beauties are photographs of the popular Monstera Palm Leaf – a staple in many palm prints. Theres about an inch of a white border around the prints which I love. It gives them that matted look, without having to mat them! If you’re going to hang posters above the bed, I would recommend choosing two that are similar but not the same. It helps pull the look together, and make it cohesive.

The frames are so beautiful! They’re your typical gallery, poster frame. They’re matte black, with a plastic cover – the poster sits just a little further inside of the frame, giving the photo that beautiful gallery look. I love these frames! They were super easy to assemble and hang on the wall!

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PRINTS – NEXT TO THE CLOSET

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I ordered three smaller prints to fill the empty space next to our closet. Ever since we moved in I battled what to do with this little blank wall – it’s a tad too small for a mirror, and I can’t put a large plant there because the closet doors would always bang into it!

I love the prints that I ordered, they’re so simple yet gorgeous. I just ordered two clear, glass wall planters that I’m going to plant some succulents in! They’re going to go right in-between each of the prints. I’ll do an updated post once I get them up on the wall!

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Poster | Your Mind by Desenio
Size: 8x12in | Price: $9.95

Frame | FISKBO by IKEA
Size:  8 1/2 in x 11 in | Price: $2.49

As you can see, the frame size is a slightly different dimension than the poster. I had to trim the poster by carefully cutting the top and bottom of it, folding it back and inserting it into the frame so that it would fit properly. However, you can’t even tell that I cut the posters down now that they’re showcased in the frames!

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Poster | Cotton Plant, Blue by Desenio
Size: 8x12in | Price: $9.95

Frame | FISKBO by IKEA
Size:  8 1/2 in x 11 in | Price: $2.49

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Poster | Breathe by Desenio
Size: 8x12in | Price: $9.95

Frame | FISKBO by IKEA
Size:  8 1/2 in x 11 in | Price: $2.49

PRINTS – IN THE BATHROOM

I didn’t know how much I would love these prints until I hung them up! They seriously make all of the difference. It turns this little space into my own sanctuary where I get ready.

In college, I used to have a vanity. But since we live in a small apartment, I had to give that up! I get ready in the bathroom every single day – it’s where all of my hair and makeup products are stored. Hanging up these posters has helped make this space even more of my own little sanctuary! I’m so obsessed.

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Poster | Pink Perfume by Desenio
Size: 20x28in | Price: $30.95

Frame | IKEA RIBBA
Size: 19 3/4 in x 27 1/2 in| Price: $14.99

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Poster | Lashes by Desenio
Size: 12×16 in | Price: $13.95

Frame | Fiskbo by IKEA
Size: 12×16 in

OVERVIEW

Buying wall art doesn’t need to be expensive, if you look in the right places you can find pieces that you love at any price.

I loved my experience with Desenio, and will definitely be purchasing from them again. Since it is a Swedish company, shipping takes a little bit longer. It probably took about three weeks for me to get my items. I actually reached out to the company and inquired about them because the tracking number that I received stopped giving me updates.

I immediately got a response back from a Customer Service representative there, and she reassured me that my packages were still in-transit, but since they come from overseas, once they hit the U.S they are no longer able to track the items. Don’t be alarmed by this, this company is legit. You won’t get scammed and your posters will arrive un-harmed and rolled up in a sturdy tube.

Where have you guys gotten your wall art? Let me know in the comments below!

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