We hadn’t gotten around round to painting it yet, so it was still the harsh white base colour we’d temporarily put up after our initial renovations.
The white is now grimy, and streaked with ugly Polyfilla marks. The black cords are messy, and stand out against the bare background. I hung a big picture to try and mask it as much as possible, but it’s just… bleurgh!
Then, I was thrown an interior design lifeline, courtesy of PHOTOWALL. They make fab made-to-measure murals to turn walls from blah, to brilliant.
Basically, you pick your favourite from a huge range of scenes: from landscapes, to city views, to pop art. Then you supply them with the wall measurements, and they send you the bespoke mural. They can either be hung like traditional wallpaper, or you can order them with a self-adhesive backing.
So when I got the chance to try out a mural from the range, I jumped on it! I chose this cool city scene: what do you think?
Then I got all inspired, and decided now was the time: the ugly corner was going away, forever.
I marched my way down to B&Q, and immersed myself in colour charts. Then I picked a stone grey that would complement the black and white tones of the mural.
Fitting my impromptu decorating in around work, the girls, and two bouts of chicken pox has been… challenging… but here’s how it’s shaping up so far…