I always seem to be a little slow in accepting trends we know from the 70s and 80s. Anyway, this was also the case with regard to wallpaper! I remember how my parents decorated my cute little girl’s room with floral wallpaper – on all 4 walls – and that must have been the last time I liked it.
I was convinced I’d be ‘team paint‘ forever but now I’m – slowly – starting to see the attraction of this particular wall decoration.
Last Sunday, for the first time in my life, I got to try applying a wallpaper at home. The Swedish brand Photowall suggested I’d try it. I’m really pleased, by the fact that it was easy as much as by the result.
Let me tell – and show you!
With our renovation work going on (I’ll tell you more about it really soon, I promise) I have only limited possibilities for decorating our home. All the furniture and objects from the ground floor have found a place in the kitchen or upstairs.
In spite of that I wanted to do wome more work on my daughter’s room where I managed to free up a wall to try putting up wallpaper.
It was anything but easy to makea choice from the very large wallpaper collection offered by Photowall. I surfed their website with my daughter of course and between us we spent hours because really, there is something for everyone.
I had already painted one wall pink in her bedroom and whilest working on the project for this room I created a 4 color palette. So the colors and/or designs had to be consistent with this palette and the atmospere I wanted to create.
We finally went for Avery Tillmon’s Letting Go I wallpaper. The size of the flower made us choose it because it’s for a wall that is 2m90 high and the colors matched as well.
With this pretty wallpaper that was sent from Sweden and the delivery services that aren’t very efficient in the south of France, I never expected to receive it 2 days after having placed the order.
I can tell you that when you’re in a dusty home renovation and you temporarily live in what feels like a flea market, it’s such a pleasure toreceive and discover a beautiful wallpaper and to imagine it in your home.
I managed to convince my love that I needed some help putting it on the wall so we had to wait until last Saturday to do this. And as I told you, we had never done it before!
So, either we are gifted for instaling wallpaper (yeah …but no!), or it’s a wallpaper that is just really easy to work with. Because it wasn’t difficult at all. For this wallpaper you (only) need to put the glue on the wall and not on the paper, so we didn’t need a table to prepare the pieces/strips of wallpaper etc. It was easy! After preparing everything properly, I think it took us under an hour, without any air bubbles and without putting glue on ourselves.
Photowall et the environment.
All production is to order, which means they only produce the quantity of products required, none are held in stock or discarded unnecessarily. The printing ink used for the wallpapers contains no solvents or hazardous chemicals, and is biodegradable. Waste material from the processes is recycled
Photowall collaborates with Vi Agroforestry, a Swedish development cooperation organisation. This way Photowall plants around 5000 trees every year in the area surrounding Lake Victoria in East Africa.
Vi Agroforestry plants trees and crops at the same time, which returns the natural fertility to ravaged fields and puts nutritional food on tables. The trees also improve the local climate and access to water.
Planting trees improves farmer yields and family incomes. The trees provide firewood, lumber, animal fodder and fruit.