The one thing I hate about moving away from home for university, is kissing goodbye to my cosy little Jen cave and saying hello to bare, ugly student houses.
I’ve ‘ummed and ahh’ed’ when it come to how on earth I was going to make my room more ‘me’ on a student budget, so when Desenio got in touch to collaborate it was kind of a no brainer. I snapped up the opportunity asap, anything to try and cover up those dreaded yellow magnolia walls.
I’ve lusted after Desenio’s prints for sooooo long, having seen them on Fashion Slave’s blog before, they’re the perfect, affordable brand to cosy up any home.
Since me and my housemate are now in third year, I decided I’d go for a little bit of a motivational theme with my prints. God knows I need to be reminded there’s a light at the end of the tunnel when I’m knee deep in modules and eating all the comfort food I can get my beady hands on.
I had an idea of what sort of colour scheme I wanted to go for as my room is fairly navy and grey. Desenio makes it so soooo easy to create a gallery wall based on colours and styles. They have the ‘perfect pairings’ category where prints are matched together and everything is easily organised into sections like ‘quotes’, ‘fashion’ etc, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for, easy peasy.
I usually buy my frames from somewhere like Wilkos, or even Poundland at times, but their range of frames are ridiculously cheap too. I’m so glad I took the plunge and brought a few gold frames to bring into the mix because they look so pretty.
If you’re a student like me, your money might be a lil’ tight if you’re moving into a new house too (those admin fees and deposits am I right?!) but you don’t need to spend a small fortune decorating your new pad with Desenio. I mean, some of the prints start from just £2.95.
And to stop you drilling random nails in willy nilly and probably losing that crazy deposit when you move out. I hung my frames with Command Strips, which are super easy to apply and take off and leave absolutely no marks on the walls, what a lifesaver.
Andddd to save you even more dollar, you can get 25% off prints from the 10th-12th October with the discount code VELVETSPRING. (fyi, this doesn’t include the handpicked collection or frames).
So that leaves you with a few extra pennies for a night out or a cheeky pizza, at the same time as having a spanking new instagrammable room, what a win win situation?
Thanks for reading as always, let me know if you’d like to see more of our new pad! x