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Photowall – Brussels Canvas

February 19, 2018

Photowall, Brussels, home inspiration, brussels painting, cosy home, home decor


A lot of you that have been following me know the long process it is taking to decorate my flat. And I have kind of done that on purpose. I find over time my decor taste is constantly changing. I love finding bits and bobs here and there which I add over time. I kind of feel like it has created more of a timeless feel to my home.

So as the slow process proceeds, I find I haven’t actually touched the walls in my living room properly yet. The only thing I have managed to get on one of my walls is my flowerwall. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out > here!

I basically have blank walls which are crying to be filled with frames, artwork and prints. And the reason it had taken me so long, especially with the walls, is because I really had no idea what to put up! Did I want prints on my walls? How big should they be? What if I don’t like it?

Those were all questions that ran through my mind every time I thought about it. Okay, let me just get to the point now. When I discovered Photowall, that all changed!

I was contacted by them, recently for a review of one of their Canvas’s or their Murals. It was the first time I had really sat down and thought properly about what kind of art I would like to see on my walls. So straight away I decided to go for a canvas.

Next was deciding what to have on my canvas. This part did take a while as there was so much choice on the Photowall website to choose from! I was stuck between a few before I ended up going for Brussels by Julia Pott. I fell in love with the way she used colour. And the amount of colour used was exactly what I was looking for.

DIY canvas photowall, do it yourself canvas pieces

On the day the canvas arrived, I was super excited and couldn’t wait to get it up on my wall. The package it came in was long and thin. The canvas frame was delivered flat packed and the canvas was rolled up. So it is a bit of a do-it-yourself type of canvas. And making it is fairly easy. I used a Photowall video on Youtube to make mine. And here’s how I done it (you’ll need a pencil and a ruler):

  1. Roll out your canvas flat and turn it wrong side up.
  2. Using your ruler, measure 12mm from the edges of the canvas. (See demonstration in picture number 2.)
  3. After measuring all of the edges, peel away the layer protecting the sticky tape and stick down the pieces for the canvas frame.
  4. Once you have all four stuck, just press down on it to make sure they are properly attached.
  5. Fold over the edges of the canvas onto the frames.
  6. Using the screws and metal pieces provided, screw the metal pieces into one side. Then fold over the frame and screw the other side in. Repeat this step for all four edges. Then you are done!

Photowall, Brussels, home inspiration, brussels painting, cosy home, home decor

After making the canvas, it was time to decide where to place it. I had a chosen two places I wanted to hang it. One of them was in my new desk area (a work in progress). Or just above my sofa.

From the image below, I think you can tell which one won! In the end, above my sofa was the winner. It has been quite empty and has needed a bit of colour to jazz it up a bit! The canvas has just fit right in with the decor of my living room and has really brought a lot of character into it too.

Photowall have been kind enough to offer my lovely readers (you guys!) a 20% discount on your very own wall mural or canvas. Use the code SIMHCampaign2018 to get 20% off > here on their website. The discount only applies for 1 month so hurry before the offer ends!

Photowall, Brussels, home inspiration, brussels painting, cosy home, home decor

(The product in the post was sent to me for a review but all thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Photowall, Brussels, home inspiration, brussels painting, cosy home, home decor


  • Ayeina

    March 1, 2018 at 3:10 am

    Canvas is so pretty ma shaa Allah! I always used already stretched canvases. This DIY seems easy to stretch canvas sheets! Jazakallahu Khayr for sharing ❣️

  • Mona Ismaeil

    March 4, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    What a gorgeous canvas! Love the colors!!!!

  • Rafeeda – The Big Sweet Tooth

    March 5, 2018 at 5:53 am

    You have a really pretty home, MaShaAllah… 🙂 I am very bad at paintings and hacks and all… the article is very helpful for those who are creative and love DIYs… 🙂

  • Fozia S

    March 7, 2018 at 9:17 am

    I have seen pics on instagram and totally love it. I didn’t realise though that it came flat packed! But looks simple enough to put together

  • K.T. Lynn

    March 8, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Masha’Allah your home is so lovely! It looks like such a modern space, but at the same time comfortable and warm. Please come decorate my house! 😛

  • Aishah

    March 8, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I really want to make some canvases myself from cool fabrics. Might use this tutorial to help

    Thanks for sharing

    Aishah x

  • Lilac Prose

    March 8, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    The canvas looks lovely and so does the rest of the décor masha’Allah!

  • Hafsa

    March 9, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Beautiful canvas – i love the sketch! I really want to try making my own canvas some time!

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