The idea of home has always been sacred to me; my sanctuary. From the way it smells, to the lighting, colors, and arrangement of furniture and decor. Lately I’ve slowly started making changes in my place to give me more warm and cozy vibes. Naturally when Photowall emailed me about doing a product review I was beyond excited.
So for those of you not familiar with Photowall they are an online retailer from Sweden that provides thousands of murals, canvas prints, and custom designs to suit any theme or space. I will say at first the amount of options were a little overwhelming considering they have so many beautiful to choose from. I was in search of a wall mural for my bedroom so I knew I wanted something versatile yet statement worthy. I’ve always been a fan of exposed brick, so this helped me narrow my choices down because I was then able to search under “textures” then “bricks” to find my ideal mural. I choose “Stockholm Brick Wall”. I loved the variety of color in the brick pattern. The process from there is easy, simply put in your wall measurements, select the material (I choose standard), and add to cart. Wallpaper paste is included with the mural, at checkout it was suggested to add the wallpaper kit which included all the tools to seamlessly execute the hanging of the mural.
After placing my order the mural arrived in less than five business days in two streamlined packages. One package contained the mural roll, instructions, and wallpaper paste. The other box contained the wallpaper kit (a brush to apply the paste, a level, pencil, trimming knife and guide, a smoothing brush, and a seam roller).
The first thing I noticed after taking the mural roll out of the box was how vivid and lifelike the brick pattern was. The mural was divided into nine panels that were clearly labeled yet needed to be cut apart. That was one step I wish was already done. It took me about four hours to prep, install, and trim the mural. The process was fairly easy, if I had assistance the time could easily be cut in half. Immediately after just installing one of the nine panels I was super excited. I literally started happy dancing. First the fact that it covered well over my dark textured wall was a relief but the realism in the design took me aback. The colors and detail popped. I ended up with extra wallpaper leftover which I decided to cover an Ikea bookshelf with.
Overall I really love this product, every time I walk into my bedroom I get the feels. I posted part of the process on my Instagram story and followers were actually stomped. Some thought I painted the faux brick wall while others thought I actually installed a brick panel in my room. My room now embodies a sort of rustic city vibe that I adore. With so many motifs to choose from Photowall will definitely be apart of any future decorating plans.
The before photo of my room before was a little sad. Thank you Photowall for helping me fall in love with my bedroom. With a few more updates my sanctuary will be complete!