My Mom Cave Featuring Photowall Wallpaper

by N'Ckyola
8 Materials
3 Hours

For the last year or so, I have had a few rooms in my home that needed help. Lots of help. We are finally tackled the laundry room with the help of Photowall wallpaper & now I’ve teamed up with Photowall USA again to finally get going on my Mom Cave!

Their products are very unique, everything from the murals & canvases to the option to turn your own photo into a wall mural, wallpaper or canvas. And the quality & easy application is absolutely amazing.

I decided to go bold but in a different way. I am usually all about color. But I decided that I want my “cave” to be a zen-ful space where I can do some yoga, have a glass of wine, chill, or even just veg out & binge watch Netflix if I want.

That meant that I needed to make some different color choices than I might normally choose. AND the adjacent room are all shades of blue – navy, denim, & sky – so the color choice needed to work well with those to keep things from getting too chaotic.

A long search & I finally landed on this pretty pattern. It’s called Hayfever – Broken White.

NOTE: The cost of this project depends on the wallpaper you choose. I estimated the cost at $100 but if you choose a high end high quality paper, it could be as much as $300-600 or more depending on the space you have to cover. I'm also offering a discount on Photowall products this month only!

Now I just had to decide which wall(s) would get treated with this beauty! That turned out to be the easiest part…

There is one wall that just had to go! Take a look this pic and just take a wild guess at which wall it is…

Our home before we moved in. I knew I would have a LOT of painting to do!

If you guessed that big bird yellow wall you would be correct! It’s not horrible, it’s just not right. And even though Pantone chose a sunny yellow as the 2021 color of the year, this is just not it!

All the instructions you need to hang the wallpaper are included in the Photowall wallpaper kit.

And so is the paste!

Watch this to see just how quick & easy it is to apply Photowall wallpaper as a show stopping accent wall!

Read on for a few details about the prep work & finishing touches.

Mix the paste according to the instructions & let set for 5 minutes.

While you’re waiting…

Cut the panels along the designated cut lines

They are numbered to make it easy. Just keep them in order & the installation will be a quick & easy breeze... relatively speaking.

Apply the paste to the wall NOT the paper. Work in the approximate widths of the paper & don't be shy with it.

Starting at the top, apply the wallpaper as level as possible. If you are using an adjoining wall as your guide, keep the pattern in mind to make sure it's straight across the wall.

Smooth the wallpaper out with a roller or sponge. You can add more paste as needed. I have textured walls so it's easy to tell when the paper isn't adhering & I need more paste.

You can also use a damp soft cloth. This is my preferred method because I can feel the wall.

Trim the excess paper from the bottom & top using a straight edge & sharp exacto knife.

Wipe everything clean with your damp cloth.

Replace your receptacles as you go or when you’re done with everything. I like to do it as I go.

Move on to the next panel applying paste to the wall…

…then matching up the pattern by the numbered panels.

The paste isn’t even dry & I LOVE IT already!!!

This is my finished accent wall!

I also have to mention that Photowall is an eco-friendly company. All products are made to order ONLY so they’re not just sitting around waiting for someone to buy. Everything is truly custom made to your order when you order it!

See the f ull reveal of this space over on the blog! I'd love to know what you think!

Suggested materials:
  • Wallpaper & paste   (Photowall)
  • Room temperature water
  • Soft cloth or sponge
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Ell Ell on Feb 24, 2021

    This is stunning! Does the texture seem to smooth out once it dries or does it remain a bit "bumpy" due to the textured wall?

  • LT LT on Aug 03, 2021

    How beautiful. Just looking at the pictures feel fresh and calming. What an awesome relaxing space you have...jealous! 😉😊

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