Standout Hallway With Magic Forest Accent Wall!

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It was time to change things up in the upstairs hallway! I've always played it safe with colors and patterns, but this time I went bold. I wanted to create a space that stood out, so I made a colorful wallpapered accent wall. An accent wall is prefect for any space because it gives the space a mix of colors and patterns.


I love that pattern! It's called Magic Forest-Green and I got it from Photowall!

You can see that roll top desk flip here:


This is the opposite of standout.


I collect clocks and wasn't sure of how'd they look around bright colors. Choosing red for that roll top desk is what changed me. I've never been a fan of loud colors, but now I am!


The clocks look great around colors!


Here's the box of wallpaper. I live in Japan and it was sent from Sweden nicely wrapped and even included powdered wallpaper glue.

The tools!

I used:

-A large bucket to mix the glue (there's a lot!)

*Something to mix the glue with and water.

-Glue brush (To apply the glue to the wall)

-Big sponge (to smooth and clean the wallpaper)

*Get a second bucket of clean water and a towel to clean off excess glue. I wish I did this at the start!

-Ruler (To measure where the wallpaper goes on the wall)

*A pencil to draw lines

-Level (To use with the ruler to make straight vertical lines)

-Wallpaper brush (To smooth bubbles out from under the wallpaper)

-Boxcutter (To cut the excess wallpaper)

-Straightedge (To use with the boxcutter)

-Seam roller (To roll the seams)

The prepared wall!

This is how I prepared the wall for wallpaper:

Mix the glue

Follow the instructions on the bag of powdered glue. You will definitely have enough, so don't worry. The key to mixing powdered glue is adding a little at a time to the water while constantly stirring.

Cut the wallpaper!

You give Photowall the measurements and they send you exactly how much you need. The wallpaper comes numbered on rolls with dotted lines separating the lengths.


Don't skip this part! Measure out everything! Use a ruler and a level to draw straight vertical lines. This will give you guides to where to glue and lines to make the wallpaper straight.

The glue!

You apply the glue to the wall first! This was a first for me! I have always applied it to the back of the wallpaper.

Check out my awful pencil lines!

The first length of wallpaper!

The wallpaper is numbered and Photowall sends detailed instructions on what order they go up and where to start.

Look at those monkey arms....dang Bryan, don't get hair in the glue!


I cut the ends off of the wallpaper before I smoothed out the bubbles. There will be excess glue, so have a bucket of clean water nearby and use the sponge to clean it off while you smooth.

The wallpaper brush!

Wallpaper that the name of this thing.

Use the wallpaper brush after the sponge. The sponge will clean the wall so you dont get any glue on the brush.

Seam roller!

Make sure you roll the seams!

The lengths of wallpaper!

My lovely wife Mariko was like "You forgot to get a picture of the rolls of wallpaper!"


Put your hat on backwards and apply glue to the walls.


I'm a fan!!


I'm happy with this wallpaper and especially how easy photowall has made the process of applying it. There was barely any wasted wallpaper and the numbered lengths made it easy to hang and line up.


Cats love it!

This wallpaper is cat approved!

Cat bookends y'all!


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