Create a cosy autumn feeling with recycled candle stubsWe'll start with a DIY project that creates the perfect cosy feeling. I'm thinking candles! Is there anything that instantly creates more atmosphere than candles? You can easily make candles yourself if you have some old stubs at home. They're perfect for reusing and making new candles!Melt your old candles down in a bowl of water. Then attach a wick to the bottom of an old glass jar, try looking in the recycling, or grab the jar as soon as the last of the breakfast marmalade is used. Then pour your melted candle wax into the cleaned jar and let it solidify. If you want an extra fancy jar, you can cover it with some leftover wallpaper. Tie a small string around it for an extra stylish detail. Look around to see what you have at home and let your imagination flow. If you have any scented oils at home, you can put in a few drops in the melted candle wax and in a flash you have a scented candle.All kinds of old candles work so save them and mix them. Even if there's just a little wax left in the tray when a tea light is finished, you can save it and recycle it. Have a bag or jar in a cupboard where you put all the pieces, then just make a candle once it's full.
Personally, I like to treat myself with a nice new school kit before each new term. It can include colourful pens, new bookmarks, stylish notebooks or a new pen case. And much of this is easy to do yourself with the help of some wallpaper! If you have some old but empty plain notebooks at home, they'll be perfect for upcycling.Using nothing but small pieces of wallpaper, you can make stylish bookmarks and pencil covers in a matching style. I've gotten carried away with some of Erica Jacobson's colourful wallpaper.Colourful school kit for back to schoolDifficulty level:SimpleTime required:approx. 30 min.
Stylish hanging decoration for a kid's roomComplexity:SimpleTime Required:About 1 hourMobiles and hanging decorations can be created in many different ways. Working with wallpaper is both simple and neat. In the video below I show you how you can turn a piece of wallpaper into a lovely hanging mobile that is great for a kid's room. Photowall has several different wallpapers that are perfect for the purpose. Make sure to choose a wallpaper where you can cut out the entire design. For a kid's room there are many great ones to choose from, with animals that are perfect for this type of DIY. Galapagos Blue, Galapagos Green, Fish Pattern, Zoo, Retro Zoo, Bird from Peppercookies, Sea Monsters from Petit Griffin are a few examples of designs that would work.
Patience, compromise and creativity: These are oft-needed qualities when styling space for teens. But what happens when the teenagers get to choose? Our top tips for creating a teenage room for a great teen are for both with and without the teen’s help.
As we gently roll into the brighter days of spring, the winter echoes of hygge become fainter. Instead, the Swedish term “lagom” lingers on the lips of bloggers and throughout the online design community, shifting focus towards finding the perfect balance in Scandinavian interior design – not too much, not too little. The Scandinavian style remains at the forefront of current trends, with its clean lines, playful pops of colour and unforgiving sense of class – and we expect this design concept to continue to grow in popularity. Join us as we explore how Scandinavian interiors adapt to the changing seasons, and how to bring this minimalist style into your own home this spring. Use wall art for a splash of colourArt remains a core component of modern Scandinavian homes. Whether those are retro-inspired wall prints or ultra-modern furniture, so consider swapping out any dark-hued designs with brighter counterparts this spring. If you’ve been living Scandi for a while, it’s likely your home comprises of a mostly monochrome colour palette – so inject vivid accent colours such as red, green, yellow or orange to make the colours pop against a neutral background and welcome spring in style.
And then it happens! It’s time to start school. New routines, new friends – and maybe new interests. What better time is there to spend time with the kids renewing their room?Children’s room styling inspiration for school startersSome kids may already know what they like and are not afraid to express their opinions. They found favourite film characters already at an early age – or perhaps they are all about animals or cars. Whatever they want in their room, we are sure they want it to be colourful! Buy furniture in neutral shades such as white and natural wood and let the kids choose wallpaper, canvas prints and interior decor that match their personalities and styles. If they like the movie Frozen, go for Frozen Fever – Elsa and Anna canvas print. If the Cars movies are their favourites, they are sure to love the Cars Cars Cars wallpaper.
Say hello to pink this autumn. Pink in all its various shades is a subtle classic that provides inspiration and harmony during the dark season, in a way that no other colour can. But it can also make you smile. What’s your favourite shade?
As seasonal changes set in, welcoming chillier nights cuddled up on the sofa seem like a world away from the summer highs we’re now experiencing. But even if we’re in the midst of a sunny spell, there are still small steps you can take to create an autumn-ready feeling in your home. From stripped-back textiles to autumnal wallpaper, here we explore how to transition from summer liveliness to autumn cosiness. Pared-down palms Botanicals are back, and summer’s biggest interior pattern trend will be sure to follow through to autumn. Exaggerated palm prints and monstera leaves have taken the season by storm – to channel an autumnal variation of this trend, pare down the punchy hues in favour of earthy palm prints. Swedish designer, Linnea Nilsson Lundell, has created Monstera – a beautiful repeat pattern that’s perfect for a living room feature wall. Get the look and update your home accessories to reflect the green hues in this piece. Introducing decorative throws and house plants will work well to create an extra sense of harmony in your home.
Often one of the more overlooked spaces interiors, the guest room is frequently the most underused room in the home. But when family-centric dates in the calendar such as Christmas pop up, we find these forgotten rooms suddenly become one of our most important spaces.Considering revamping your guest room? There’s a number of boxes it must tick – welcoming, practical, stylish and comfortable are all key in nailing the ultimate space. Here’s how to achieve these four musts in a glamorous fashion;Vivid colourGlamour requires a stylish colour palette as a core base to the room. Try pairing neutral walls in cream or grey with a feature wall using bold wallpaper in rich hues to create an automatic touch of allure. Hints of metallic can also add that luxe feel – rose gold and copper are the shades of the moment, so incorporate accents of them as and when you can.
Mosaic patterns from the bare mountain top, and banana leaves brought to life by decorative details. The motifs in the Frame of Mind wallpaper collection are colourful, subtle, present, personal and trendy, all at the same time – and they suit all different kinds of room.Our motifs not only represent a style or a topical trend, but vary to suit different tastes and environments. Each design is unique and carefully selected, to make an overall collection that reflects a genuine modern whole says Kevin Frankental, co-founder of Lemon.The Frame of Mind collection includes 11 hand-picked motifs, some in different colour schemes. The motifs are available from Photowall as made-to-measure wall murals.
Whether you’re planning on perking up your colour palette, or introducing a feature wall to your living room, there are a number of ways you can add elegance to your home with simple shots of detail. Since the resurgence of restored furniture and decorative interior pieces, recreating interior sophistication without blowing your budget has never been simpler.Here we explore how to switch up your interior style utilising affordable accessories to give your home an interior edge.Details matterWhen it comes to your home, the little things can really make a difference. And choosing which areas of your home you want to emphasise can determine the kind of accessories you introduce. Your chosen accessories should perfectly reflect your interior style – with country themed spaces benefiting from heavy floral materials, and Scandi style homes being all about the minimal industrial touches. If your interior falls into the country chic style, consider distressing edges of your furniture to add an extra sense of depth into your home. Patterned wall murals can give a quirky finish to drawers and cupboard doors, and give you potential accent colours to channel through the rest of your home.Create ambienceCreating a multi-functional space needn’t stop at the furniture you choose. Home accessories that provide a number of functions are particularly welcomed for small interior spaces. Inexpensive decorative elements such as candles and incense sticks can add extra ambience to any space that needs a little TLC. Upcycling is still a huge trend so don’t be afraid to get lost in the hunt – check out any local car boot sales or flea markets for quirky lighting or home accessories that bring something different to your space.
Beautifying a corner space can be a tricky situation, and making the right choice in the relation to the rest of your room can often showcase interior anomalies. Simple decorative additions and minimal details can create a captivating corner makeover, but choosing what to do in the corner of your room really depends on the layout and interior theme. There are times when a space looks perfectly balanced without the inclusion of any kind of corner details, while other homes benefit hugely from a corner update.Here we explore what interior ideas you can use in the corners of your home that need a little love.Cosy nooksIf your living space area is limited, then consider utilising the most of your room by introducing functional décor solutions. Comfy accent chairs work beautifully in living rooms, and side tables with statement lamps are a great option for hallways or areas to introduce some light. While a combination of all these things look fabulous in larger living spaces, you can create the ultimate spot for relaxation with a fabric chair and ottoman, and style it up with a printed throw to add interesting textures to your interior space.Striking shelvingBrighten up your corners and utilise your vertical space with shelving. Bookworms can proudly display their favourite books while ornament lovers can showcase the best of their trinket collection. If you’re a self-proclaimed minimalist, opt for closed cabinets to keep the clutter at bay, or take the ‘less is more’ approach by featuring a select few decorative items on your shelving.Alternative featuresThere’s nothing quite like the allure of a glowing wood burner – an interior focal point for many. With the ability to tie together different parts of the home so beautifully, it’s really no surprise that they’re a regular fixture on many people’s home wish lists. Introducing a corner wood burner to your home can really brighten up a space and give a whole new feeling in your room. It works well for rooms that are slightly misshapen and rectangular in length to help restore a feeling of balance to your space.
Photowall launches a children’s collection by German illustrator Rina Donnersmarck. Fruit and dream-like forests are some of the motifs in the collection.Pineapples, pears and dreamy lunar landscapes. Rina Donnersmarck’s children’s collection is inspired by Mother Nature. All the motifs are hand-drawn and have Rina’s characteristic imaginative style.The collection is available exclusively from Photowall and comprises eight motifs. The motifs are available as made-to-measure wall murals costing £35 per square metre.
Architects, interior designers and now psychologists believe that interior aesthetics can have a huge effect on decision making and emotional responses. Certain colours can influence emotional health and alter brain functioning, and different patterns have proven to evoke a sense of excitement and hypersensitivity. There are a number of neuroaesthetic studies that have concluded how space, light and colours in a room all deeply effect your well-being. We’re now aware that the way light enters your room, the home accessories we proudly display, down to the shape and texture of our furniture all have a role to play in how our homes make us feel.Here, we explore how to put these into practice to help give your home a happy feeling.SpaceBeautifully arranged interior spaces can promote health and happiness, and can even help boost your concentration and mental stimulation. Minimalism through channelling popular home trends, such as Nordic-inspired interiors, is a fabulous way to de-clutter while giving your home a modern update. The Scandi-style of interior design is renowned for utilising small spaces through clever storage solutions – you can simply add this into your own home by using open shelving and furniture that has multiple functions.
After some time with Andy Warhol's quotes posters, Olle Eksell’s Cacao poster and Vee Speer’s great photos seems like it is time for a new contender on the poster front. I have seen Yoko Ono's nice motifs in this and that home recently and I really think they are lovely in all its simplicity. This will simply be a tip of the day.