Hi Anna María! We are so happy that you’ve started blogging with us here at Photowall. How does it feel? It feels very exciting and fun! I’ve had an eye on Photowall for a little while and thought you had lots of exciting products that I really enjoyed. I’m looking forward to getting more familiar with your products and also working on things myself! I think it’s going to be great! For those who might not know you, can you tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Anna María Larsson and I work primarily as a creator. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been quite deft and have built my own stuff and created things with my hands. I love finding new uses for things that already exist — sometimes I like to pretend I’m MacGyver. I am a trained Digital Art Director and have worked in advertising and design agencies as a graphic artist, designer, and art director. In 2017 I came in second place in Superskaparna (Super Creators), a competition for do-it-yourself and home improvement projects. I hold workshops for both adults and children and have been a DIY editor in several different magazines. You can occasionally spot me on TV, most recently on Dessertmästarnas Jul (Dessert Masters Christmas). I also have a blog, an Instagram and a YouTube channel.What are you working on now and what do you hope you can offer with your blog?I enjoy writing articles and creating DIYs that hopefully inspire more people to take up their own creative projects. I intend to take a close look at the trends in this coming year, do some of my own tests on the various products available, and come up with some exciting DIY projects that you can easily follow along with and do yourself. It’s fun to be able to change something yourself with few means and see how something completely new comes out of it. Aside from that, I enjoy creating things with my hands. It has a soothing effect on the body and can really reduce stress.How did you come to start blogging? And what is your favourite thing about it?I have been blogging for many years. It started out as a diary form when I moved to Piteå to study. It was around 2014 when I started posting my DIY projects with some regularity and sharing the things I was creating. It was partly to collect everything I made into one place, but I also began to notice that people were really taking an interest in my projects and wanted to know how I had done it.After that, the blog became a channel where I could share a little bit of everything from my life — but usually centred around creation and the things I was making. Since then, the blog has partly been a diary where my audience can accompany me during my days. It’s a wonderful collection of the many great and beautiful memories of all the things I have done, seen and experienced. It feels nice to have so many nice memories gathered all in one place.What is your most memorable DIY project?All of DIY projects I did as part of Superskaparna. To make things while under such intense time pressure, with five cameras constantly around me, all as I strove to be creative and to make nice pieces. It was a real challenge! I am still incredibly pleased that I managed to make everything that I did, from a great chandelier to a lamp made from of old toy cars. I also concocted a necklace made from PET bottles, a doghouse, a headboard for a bed, a folding wall, and I even transformed a bureau from a flea into a vibrant piece full of fabric and colour. There was also a necklace of rope, table settings for a party, and honestly much much more. I'll never forget that experience. It was a fun and absurdly difficult challenge!
The best decor for a nursery is made by you. Create pennants, mobiles, wall decorations and hot air balloons. Best of all: So much can be done just with wallpaper. Here are two easy DIY decorations you can make all by yourself to personalize any nursery. Create unique hot air balloons with wallpaper. All you need is your favourite wallpaper, glue, scissors and thread:
It’s wedding season and preparations are in full swing. We can plan everything – except the weather. That’s why part 1 of our Wedding Special is all about ideas and crafts for celebrating your wedding indoors. Step into a creative world of inspiration full of wild flowers and retro details. Start with a muted colour scheme, then add pops of colour with candies and confetti for a romantic and playful style we like to call Romantic Retro. Romantic Retro how-toCapture the right mood by choosing a romantic venue with turn-of-the-century details, and use the same colour scheme in your decor and crafts. Bring your personality to the mix with some playful, unexpected – almost modern – touches. When you select decor and furniture for an indoor wedding reception, think glass vases, brass candle holders, antique chairs and flowery china. But don’t forget to delight with paper cones and yummy popcorn. Our top wallpaper tips for this style is Wild in My Garden by Peppercookies, Confetti by By May, and Changing Waves by Sne Design.
Wild flowers, playful details and wallpaper pennants. This year’s final Wedding Special is brimming with tips and ideas to make your classic Vintage wedding a night to remember. Get the Vintage Vibes lookYou needn’t go all-out vintage. With the right details, you’ll get the look you want. Hand-picked wild flowers look lovely in flea-market vases. If you pick a rustic yet romantic venue for your reception, soften the setting with white textiles and pops of colour. Hang pennants from the ceiling and set the table with whimsical drinking jars. Don’t forget the candles and personal greetings for guests to create the look we like to call Vintage Vibes. Our top wallpaper tips for this look are Wooden Plank Wall, Colorform Monogreen and Rusty Patched Plate.
Fly off and get married – then come home and celebrate with your loved ones. Follow these tips to transform your wedding celebration into a truly delightful party – at home. But have in mind these useful takeaways when you get married in another country.
With Easter around the corner, we’ve been crafting with our young friends, seen what Easter means to them through their eyes and been inspired by their ideas. This led to daffodils and wallpaper chicks on drinking straws that would delight any three-year-old.
Our best DIY-tip is to use your favourite wallpaper motif to create unique decorative origami diamonds. They are the perfect element to a birthday party or a cute detail in every kid’s room. Here we used the wallpaper Linen Pink by Lemon. Take a look at our guide and follow the steps below to create your own hand made diamond.
Here at Photowall, Valentine’s Day is a day filled with love, crafts and wallpaper, but also a day we are happy to send greetings to our loved ones. This year we did it with cards and wallpaper envelopes created by designer Linnea Nilsson Lundell using her new wallpaper motifs that fittingly is called Lovebirds.
Celebrating the great outdoors in your garden with friends and family can often make some of the best summer memories – the warmer weather often means your outdoor space becomes an extension of your home interior and gives you the opportunity to let your creativity spill out. Whatever your home style, or occasion, we’ve take a look at the top five garden party ideas to transform your unloved outdoors into a flourishing space fit for the perfect summer soiree. Shine bright Extra sunlight in the evenings creates the perfect backdrop for parties that go long into the night, but when the sun finally sets, lighting is key to add a spark to an outdoor get-together. Industrial-style bulb string lights are really having a moment and add the perfect finishing touch to gardens that are long and thin. Draping your lights across the garden and positioning them in a criss-cross style adds to a rustic effect, which is ideal for an outside setting. If you’re looking to add your own personal touch, making your own lanterns can be a great way to brighten up your space and add in a unique handmade feel to your garden. Pockets of colour If your garden is in need of a colour injection but you don’t want to go about installing planters, a great option is to upcycle tin cans and transform them into beautiful vases. Simply rinse out the cans and remove any external labels, then add wallpaper designs to the outside and finally, take a small selection of flowers to pot. These are a great way to add temporary colour palettes to your outdoor space without having to give your garden a complete overhaul. Contrasting patterns work well here too, as well as vibrant repeat motif wallpaper such as Flora.
Christmas is soon here and we are preparing for the festivities with a day full of crafts and gift wrappings – everything done with wallpaper. Here we have three simple crafts you can create for your Christmas tree. A very easy one, easy and a bit more difficult one. Take a look at our guide and follow the steps to create your own decorations in minutes. Very easy – Christmas Tree 1) You will need – your favorite motif, a scissor, pencil, string, a hole puncher and tape. 2) Draw a tree in any size on the wallpapers back, or print a finished template, there are plenty to find on Pinterest. Add the template with the top toward the drawn pine tree and draw another. 3) Cut out the pine trees, but do not cut the middle off. 4) Fold them together with the motif out and tape them together. 5) Make a hole in the top and attach a string in the desired length. 6) Finished! Hang as a decoration on your Christmas tree.
‘Tis the season for festive fever, with Christmas just around the corner, the countdown to 25 December is well and truly on. Of course the annual Christmas tree may be firmly on your decorative tick list, but what else can you do to ramp up the merriment throughout your home? We’ve got plenty of simple DIY tips to inspire your festive style this December, to help mirror the feel-good cheer of the holiday season. Cinnamon centrepiece Transform run-of-the-mill candles into attention-grabbing centrepieces for your Christmas table. Layer the exterior with dried cinnamon sticks and finish with sprigs of holly, berries or mistletoe. As the candle warms, it will create a heavenly cinnamon scent that will waft through every inch of your home.
Summer is finally here, and Midsummer weekend is just around the corner. If you like to celebrate Midsummer with your nearest and dearest, don’t forget the most important thing – the Midsummer Wreath. Here at the wallpaper factory we’re decorating with wallpaper wreaths made from summery new designs by Rina Donnersmarck.Just in time for traditional Midsummer celebrations, Rina has created three new designs in beautiful colours and delightful patterns. In the picture above we’ve used the Jungle Multi and Jungle Pink designs, which are available as made-to-measure wall murals and canvas prints. The wall murals cost £35 per square metre and the canvas prints start at £24.Have a wonderful summer!
Spring has officially sprung. While the winter shivers make way for budding blossoms, we’re celebrating the season of new birth with some crafty decorations for your home – all fashioned from wall murals.Create a beautiful, modern Easter atmosphere with a selection of natural textures, alongside yellow, black and pink hues. Bunny bunting is the perfect project to put any excess material to good use (and a great way to keep the kids occupied for a while too). These adorable critters can be hung from the wall in rows, or perhaps strung up over a door frame as a welcoming statement for anyone who enters the room.If you thought tree decorations were just for Christmas, think again. Paper eggs to hang from your indoor foliage are simple and fun to make.So break out the paper and scissors and bring the freshest season into your home this Easter. And don’t forget to treat yourself to a chocolate egg.In the picture, we have used wall mural designs from Iwa Herdensjö’s collection, Fruta Proibida.Easter greetings fromPhotowall
The most loving day of the year is fast approaching and we are busy preparing surprises for our nearest and dearest. Check out our tutorial of how you can create a wall mural featuring fluffy 3D hearts – simple and cute. Use remnants of wall murals or your favourite motif. Here we have used wall murals from Plingsulli’s stunning collection.
That Christmassy feeling just gets stronger as the big day approaches, and we dream of a white Christmas together with our nearest and dearest. We’d like to pass on a few tips about how you can make Christmas dinner extra special using wallpaper. If you have a few wall mural ends left over, they make great table mats, star garlands or candy cones for the kids, or you can use them to wrap some of the best presents.Check out our YouTube video for some inspiration for three different table settings – one modern, one classic and one for the kids.Wishing everybody a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!