How to create a unique gallery wall on a budget

Gallery walls are everywhere right now are they not?  There is just something so visually satisfying about a jigsaw of pieces and the personality you can add with different art and layouts.  Having painted the master bedroom this gorgeous green I lay in bed at night (ok, yeah, often during the day working on my laptop too) and knew I wanted to hang something special there and a gallery wall seemed the perfect solution.  Desenio was already on my radar and a quick scout round their site left me very pleasantly surprised, not only by the huge range but also the super affordable prices from as little as a few pounds (multiple prints and frames can quickly add up if you are not careful).  I reached out to Desenio and was delighted when they agreed to collaborate to share a post with you and, even better, they offered a dicsount code for you –

The code “thankfifi” gives 25% off posters* on all of our sites between October 2nd and 4th.  *Except for frames and handpicked-/collaboration posters

The overall feel of the bedroom was loosely inspired by our stay a few years ago at Cobbler’s Cove and I knew I wanted art to tie in with that British Colonial theme.  Turns out the ‘Vintage’ category on Desenio had me covered with a gorgeous selection of botanical illustrations that were exactly what I had in mind.  I opted for no.4 (the palm) and no.1 (the jellyfish) from the Vintage Print Collection and paired them with the Cardinal Birds and Bachmanii Birds in the black wood frames (real wood by the way, not veneer, which impressed me for the prices).

The key to giving a gallery wall some personality is to choose art that really speaks to you; takes you back to a moment in time or another place, a memory.  Yes, palm tree shadows are chic but everyone and their dog has those – I would rather have an illustration of jellyfish thank you very much.  (FYI if you’re looking for palm photography, Desenio can help you out for sure.)  I mixed in some other pieces to add further individuality – the macrame wallhanging was a present from the husband some years ago and the coconut craving of the bird we bargained for on Crane Beach in Barbados so it seemed fitting.  Do not be afraid to pin things to the wall you love and create something more exciting; a printed tea towel, a treasured carrier bag, anything at all is fair game and if it is delicate just pop it in a frame for safe keeping.

Would love to know what kind of art you guys are into?  I also picked up some seafood illustrations for the kitchen and they look awesome in there.  Have a browse on Desenio and if something takes your fancy don’t forget to use the discount code ‘thankfifi’ for 25% off until Thursday.x

With thanks to Desenio for sponsoring this post.



cardinal birds – Desenio
vintage print collection no.1 – Desenio
vintage print collection no.4 – Desenio
bachmanii birds – Desenio
frames & mounts – Desenio
coconut bird – beach seller, Barbados
macrame wallhanging – Etsy
tapestry green paint – Craig & Rose
rattan rocking chair – La Redoute
cushion – bluebellgray
birdy side table – Urban Outfitters
mug – Anthropologie
candles – bluebellgray & M Botanicals
notebooks – Aspinal & Papier
weave basket – I Am Nomad
rug – vintage



dress – Zara
belt – Mango
mayberry slippers – Emu Australia





  1. Eleanora
    3 Oct / 12:12 pm

    Love the way you’ve put your display together.

    • Thankfifi
      16 Oct / 11:02 am

      Thanks so much – I actually really enjoyed the process. Took me back to my art school days of hanging exhibitions!

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