When we first looked at our house, the real estate agent kept gushing about the bedroom reading nook in the master bedroom. While this wasn’t one of the main reasons why we chose our home, it’s been in the back of my mind for years that I should do something with this cozy corner in our bedroom.
Well, the time finally came after I was contacted by Photowall about a collaboration. I just knew that one of their lovely wall coverings would be perfect for this space!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Photowall as I was provided with product by the company. All opinions expressed here are my own, and I only endorse products that I love and use myself.
Photowall is a Swedish wall covering company. They offer wallpaper, murals, canvas prints, posters and custom wall coverings. I was amazed by the selection of prints. There is truly something for everyone! You can even have them convert your own photograph into a custom piece of wall art.
The hardest part of this project was selecting a print. Like I said before, there are so many choices! I wanted to create a small gallery wall in the space, so I took a look at what I already had in my stash. This helped to narrow down my choices.
I have a thing for vintage paint by number paintings. I’ve used them before in my Self Service Holiday Drink Station and Spring Mantel posts. These three floral beauties were tucked away in a closet. I then decided to look for a Photowall print that would coordinate with the paintings.
I came across this rose print that has a vintage vibe and I loved how it looked with my paintings. The next step was to measure my wall and order the print. I decided on a poster rather than a canvas print. They come in seven sizes, and the one I chose is right in the middle at 28×39 inches.
My floral paintings all had frames that were a bit dated, so I decided to paint them a lighter color.
I applied three coats of Dixie Belle paint in Birchwood. The paint brightened up the paintings and made a big difference!
I also invested in a new comfy chair and floor lamp for my bedroom reading nook. The matching ottoman was out of stock, but I do plan to get one to complete the set. I love putting my feet up!
I was so excited when my poster arrived! The shipping is free and quick! Photowall ships orders within 1-4 days and has a 30 day money back guarantee. Everything is included to install your wall covering, such as glue for wallpaper and a hanging rail for posters. I watched the short set up video on Photowall’s website and followed along with the instructions that came with my poster.
The first step was to loosen the screws in the hanging rails with the allen wrench that was provided with the assembly package.
Next, remove the middle strips.
Thread the cord through one of the holes at the top and tie a knot. Snip off the excess cord.
Measure the space where you plan to hang the poster to determine how long you want the cord. Mine was about six inches above the top of the poster. Thread the cord through the second hole, measure the height of the cord, tie a knot and cut off the excess.
Now unroll the poster and lay it face down. Make sure the print isn’t upside down! Gently insert the poster into the groove of the top hanging rail (with screws facing up).
Then, insert the middle strip back into the groove. And those are not my man hands lol!…my husband only helped out because it wasn’t easy to assemble the poster and take photos at the same time.
Tighten the screws with the allen wrench. Repeat the process with the bottom hanging rail. Done!
I just LOVE my new poster! Photowall even provided the nail to hang it. The hanging rails give it a cool vintage look. This is not like the posters of rock stars that we taped to our walls in high school and college lol! The paper is heavy and sturdy. My husband noted that it almost feels like vellum.
How to Create a Cozy Corner Bedroom Reading Nook
To make your bedroom reading nook both functional and cozy, you need a few things:
- a side table for a book and a mug of your favorite hot beverage
- a good reading light, such as a floor lamp or sconce
- an area rug to define the space
- a warm throw blanket
- a great book
If you have room, add a bookcase! It will make your reading nook feel like a little library.
I hope this post inspired you to create your own cozy reading nook! It doesn’t have to be in the bedroom…just look around your house for an empty corner that will work.
Many thanks to Photowall for collaborating with me on this post. Go check out their site if you’re looking for some stylish wall coverings to spruce up your home.
For the next 30 days, Photowall is even offering a generous 25% discount for my readers! Just type in the discount code zucchinisisters25 at checkout 🙂
Until next time!