Scandi Chic – Photowall


Jason and I are “Total Home Bodies” and we are constantly looking to improve on our living space. Whether it is refreshing or redecorating room by room. Towards the end of 2017, we decided to redecorate a few of the rooms in our home as well as the front garden. The plan is to finish all of this over the next few months.

Concentrating on the inside first, the rooms we decided to work on are the living room; wallpapering and a colour change; the kitchen, a lick of paint; the guest room, and of course our boudoir (AKA bedroom).

We decided that the first project would be our bedroom, and just by luck, the lovely people at Photowall contacted us to see if we would be interested in trying out and reviewing either a wall mural or a fine art canvas. We chose the former. The first thing we did was to go to the Photowall site and select a design. We actually found this hard, but in a good way, as there were so many cool designs. Eventually we decided on the weathered concrete light  We measured up the wall, and spec’d the dimensions etc on the Photowall site, along with the “paper hanging kit” and ordered them.

2-3 days later the package arrived.

Now the fun bit, hanging the wall mural! Now, guys, I’m sure you are thinking. “Aargh, that’s hard, but let me assure you, if you follow some basic rules, and use a system along with decent quality tools, its actually a cool challenge.

The hardest bit was the first drop. Again, I will mention, tools!!! a plumb line or spirit level is a must for this first piece. Get this right and the other pieces to hang are relatively straight forward. Photowall, make each drop of the wall mural with a number sequence so you can make sure the design is continuous. we are not expert decorators, and the whole process excluding the odd tea break etc, took about 4 hours to do a 5m by 3m wall.

The following day, we tidied up the wall, washed off, dried paste, checked that the paper was firmly fixed, and minor touch ups. Plus a trip down to the DIY shop to buy some primer paint and satin white wood paint for the wood stained door, as you will see from the pictures the revived white door complements the overall aesthetics of the room. Ironically, prepping the door and painting it, took longer than the wallpapering – But it was worth it.

Have a look at the final result, we add a few touches, and hope you like the look. WE LOVE IT!



Please feel free to comment below on your thoughts.

Before I go, I should list the equipment used for this project, they are:-

Photowall – wall mural (Weathered Concrete Wall – Light)

Photowall – hanging kit. Alternatively, most DIY stores have similar sets

Minimum requirements are a pasting brush, wallpaper paste, bucket, scissors (the long kind), sharp retractable craft knife, a squeegee or plastic smoother, step stool, a rule – preferably with a metal edge and make sure you have a plumb line or spirit level.

Oh, I forgot, tea, biscuits (optional), music, and a furry friend – a cat or dog or both! see link to see our furry friends

If you fancy trying your hand at a bit of DIY mural hanging or a canvas print, I have a 20% discount code: pwalvareenlifestyle2017

Until next time


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  1. Denese
    19/02/2018 / 10:44 am

    Your bed room looking amazing really cool

    • alvareenslifestyle

      19/02/2018 / 12:33 pm

      Thank you Beautiful ❤️

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