Hi Anna María! We are so happy that you’ve started blogging with us here at Photowall. How does it feel? It’s been great 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 catalogue 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 enjoywriting 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, Ienjoy 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 absurdlydifficult challenge!
Finally, the days are getting brighter and new interior design trends are emerging! As we leave winter and darkness behind us, it is time to start something new, such as redecorating our homes.To get your imagination going, we have selected the trendiest wallpaper patterns from our collection, ideal for the room you are keen to give a make-over. Be inspired by three new wallpaper trends; all from sober elegance to bold colours and even a nostalgic trip to cosmos and the underwater world. This is our trend watch!Trend 1 – Dark LushSober elegance and the colour black with baroque elements in gold set the ambience for this trend. Dramatic scenery, forests in twilight and surfaces that have changed due to patina – together with golden decorative items, velvet and marble add another dimension to your room.See all motifs here >
A new year and new wallpaper trends where colour and personality are in focus. At Photowall we’ve rounded up the key trends for the wall. Wallpaper Trend 1 – Authentic Presence We’re welcoming the year where structure wood-wallpapers are dominant, at least if you like the trend’s authentic presence. Here we see rustic and beautiful green, with details that reflect the hand-made. And what breathes more craft than a structure on the wall? Let wood and nature take place on your wall. Wallpaper Trend 2 – Vibrant Shapes
Photowall kicked off the new year with a large dose of inspiration at Great trend day, a major design trend event organised by Trendstefan on 10 January in Stockholm. Trendstefan unveiled the five major trends we will see a lot of in 2017 – the year of colour. Check out Trendstefan’s five trends for 2017
It’s hard to imagine anything could top the lush tropic patterns and archetypal seventies swatches that took the design world by storm in 2016. But since leading color experts Pantone announced ‘Greenery’ as Colour of the Year 2017, we’re expecting even stronger vibrancy in this year’s interior trends. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the key interior trends predicted for 2017 and how you can channel them in your own home. Zest is best You heard it – green is set to dominate color palettes this year and utilising the natural shade can help create an energising space. Whether you use accent bursts or go emerald with your paint palettes, introducing green hues into your home will be a sure winner this year. As one of the most soothing shades around, green can add a sense of ease to any part of your home. You might not want to use green from floors to walls, but introducing the color subtly with accessories is a great way to inject the trend into your home. For refreshing green wallpaper ideas, discover the colours collection on our website.
Fashion season is back in full swing, and we’ve seen a shift in silhouettes and a palpable shakeup in patterns and color. From contemporary catwalks at Fashion Week, fresh into the walls and accessories of your home – here we explore how you can use these trends to help inspire a fashion-led switch up in your home. Texture touches Radical ruffles adorned the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, and channelling notably ruched décor is the best way to get the look. Add in frilly cushions and chiffon curtains to channel a romanticised style to your space. These kind of fabrics work really well alongside pastel hues and blushed metallic shades of rose gold and copper.
The eyes of the world are on Rio de Janeiro as the Brazilian city steps up to host the 2016 games. There’s hardly a better time to take a slice of the country’s renowned carnival atmosphere and incorporate it into our interior design. From tropical wallpaper canvas prints and bold up-scaled geometrics to natural materials like jute, bamboo and wicker, we look at how you can take your interior to the tropics with a few simple tweaks and additions: Go bold and beautifulTake the biggest wall in your living room or open-plan kitchen and make a tropical feature of it. The new AL Collection at Photowall, created by artists from around the world, beautifully blends luxurious palm leaves and vividly colored flamboyant flowers, as well as Honduras parrots, for an exciting samba style. Turn up the heat and create a fun twist by adding parrot or flamingo ornaments to the room.
Wedding season is in full swing. Here at the wallpaper factory, we’re excited about decorating for receptions and talking wedding tips with Swedish blogger and bride Anja Forsnor. Wallpaper pennants in gorgeous motifs, a photo wallpaper background in pastel shades and romantic heart garlands are some of our top decoration ideas for the big day. Blogger Anja and her fiancé Marcus remind us to remember the small details and to surprise wedding guests with something unexpected. See our wedding pictures and read Anja and Marcus’s thoughts about their upcoming wedding for more inspiration.
Spring is finally approaching, bringing with it new trends. We can leave the dark, muted colours of autumn behind and focus on brighter shades. The big trend colours this spring are pink and blue, ideally matched with the accent colour white. Our interior inspiration continues to come from nature and plants climbing the walls feel just right – as in our wall mural Geranium, designed by Byracka.
Wallpaper can be so much more than patterned walls. If, like us at Photowall, you prefer to see wallpaper more as a material for change, you suddenly have tremendous possibilities to create just the feeling you’re looking for in your home.There has been a veritable explosion in the structure trend recently. Marble, concrete, wood and fully tiled walls feature strongly in almost every interior design magazine. Homes should feel rustic and down-to-earth – but also personal, reflecting the people that live there. If you’re not blessed with a wood panel you can reveal, or you want to create a concrete wall more simply, there are alternatives. At Photowall we have structure wall murals in a variety of forms. Never has it been so easy to create change.
This summer’s interior design trends celebrate individuality and serenity through unique pieces that sit oh-so-harmoniously among everyday home essentials. There’s something distinctly beautiful about pairing the old with the new, and elements of reclaimed rustic décor combined with contrasting bold statement shades of colour accentuate this perfectly. Primary colours have been swapped for palettes that reflect the diversity of nature, and in this piece we explore different ways to use vibrant shades of mustard and yellow.Beautiful bathroomBathrooms are often the hardest room in the house to get right. The perfect bathroom usually combines space-saving basics with objects that serve a purpose. Often, people opt for neutral shades and soft hues in their bathrooms for calmness. The alternative would be to follow this summer’s top interior trend and add in statement pops of colour with soft furnishings – bright towels, robes and rugs all add personal flair to your bathroom. Large bold patterns can also create an illusion of a greater interior space – try pairing our Pineapple wall mural with yellow accessories for those all-important colour pops.
Here’s a piece in the new year, as it is time for trend spotting. How can we decorate the spring of 2013? I think we are beginning to concentrate on spring colours and materials. Here’s what I think will be strong cards to bet on in the spring.
Getting in sync with the seasons in terms of interior design can be difficult to achieve. It’s not as simple as adding a few seasonal updates to your wardrobe, or altering the shade of your lipstick – it’s the need for cosiness in the chills of winter and a want for a deeper sense of spaciousness in the summer that creates a feeling to alter your interior decor. Whether you add in some seasonal accessories, switch up your soft furnishings or give your living room a complete overhaul – there are tonnes of interior tricks to make your home feel more in touch with the seasons. Here we explore how to add in the perfect elements to create those cosy autumnal cues.Plaid bareThrow in anything with a plaid print and you’re already conjuring up an association with the colder months. Snowy mountain climbs and woodland wonderers searching for a cabin in the woods are reminiscent of the tartan trend, but how do you channel this look in your home? Faux fur throws, tartan cushions and oversized leather armchairs mirror the country lodge trend perfectly. Really make it your own and add in some subtle tartan print curtains – deep browns and graphite greys mimic the colder autumn conditions and also add a sense of warmth to echo the rare days we get the sunshine. To recreate the lodge look in your living room, try the Cabin Wooden wall mural.
Decorate the backyard for Sweden’s National DayThe National Day or Flag Day was first celebrated in 1916. The date chosen was June 6, in honor of King Gustav Vasa, who was crowned in 1523 and laying the foundation of modern Sweden. On the same day in 1809, a new constitution of the country was adopted. The name of the holiday was eventually changed to Swedish Flag Day in 1983 and in 2005, it already became an official public holiday. In most instances, Sweden’s National Day is celebrated outdoors which include traditional folk dancing, flag making, history lectures, performances and many others. However, this does not mean that your home may not have the same festive atmosphere as the busy streets. Here we have the information that you need about decorating your backyard for Sweden’s National Day. Backyard decorating ideas for the Sweden’s National DayThe Sweden’s National Day is considered a “red day”. This means that it is a day off or a public holiday. Sweden’s National Day is a day to celebrate the country, the culture, the people and being together. Celebrate the holiday in your backyard with your family and friends. Decorate it so that they will be able to appreciate the significance of the day. Blue and yellow decorations are in - from your wallpapers down to your tablecloths and festive buntings, also add Swedish flags not only to make the backyard attractive, but also to show your love for the country. The table may also be decorated by adding centerpiece with flags of Sweden. Of course it would be best to serve Swedish foods on the buffet table to further experience the life of being a citizen of the country. Add lighting fixtures so that you may still enjoy the party when night comes. Remember that the day is about the establishment of Sweden. So what better way to be patriotic is to experience the life and culture of being a Swede.