Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Review // A Spaceship Earth Canvas Print from Photowall

If you know me, even if you only slightly know me, you'll know that I am pretty much obsessed with Disney holidays. I always love having the next trip in the pipeline and having something to look forwards to keeps me motivated to work hard, save hard and keep focused.

You might think that our house is full of Disney souvenirs and ornaments from our trips but after a mega selling splurge on eBay, I don't actually have much of my own at all anymore (kiddo however still seems to own every Disney plush produced in the past 4 years.... argh!).

With this in mind, I have been wanting my own little piece of Disney on display at home for a while now to remind me of the most magical place on earth. 

So when Photowall got in touch with me recently* and very kindly asked if I'd like to choose one of their products to try out, I knew instantly that I wanted one of the large canvas prints using an image taken on one of our Disney holidays! 

Photowall are a brand that I haven't come across before but I was very impressed to see that they are a company who specialise in full size wall murals, photo wallpapers and canvas prints. They are a Swedish company with a passion for design and quality and their products are not only environmentally friendly, they are both fire retardant in accordance with Swedish standards and do not fade in sunlight. 

The thing that I love most about Photowall though is that you have the option of either selecting an image from their huge catalogue of images which are neatly categorised (Disney, patterns, space, textures, maps, etc) or you can upload an image of your own to use. Literally, the options for what you can have made into a canvas or a wall mural are limitless!

We are due to have some major work done on our house very soon but let me tell you, if I was in a position to get a wall mural then I would have totally jumped on that because they look amazing. The Moomin designs are just ridiculously cute!

I opted for the canvas print, which in hindsight was the best choice as it can be moved from room to room depending on what room we are having work done to. After a bit of deliberation, I opted for an oversized canvas print using own my image of a close-up of Spaceship Earth in Epcot because not only is Epcot one of my favourite parks, I thought that the design would be not overly 'Disney' and would sit nicely with the grey and white colour scheme I am planning for our house.

Ordering the canvas couldn't have been more simple! I loved the fact that you could edit, crop and select precisely how big you wanted it to be. Having the option to also get help with editing the image was also reassuring as Photowall have graphic artists who can alter your image in a variety of ways for a small fee..... great if you're not confident with photo editing software! 

After placing my order, it was only a few days until the canvas print was delivered to our home....

The canvas comes delivered in a roll in a self assembly format which at first I was slightly hesitant about but actually putting it together turned out to be super duper easy!

I ordered the canvas with the do-it-yourself 29mm thick tenter frame which comes with everything you need to assemble the print including hanging materials. The box comes with a sheet of instructions but you can also find an easy-to-follow video tutorial on the Photowall website which I found really helpful. 

I don't know about you but I find following a video so much easier than following a diagram! 

Honestly, it took me about five minutes to unbox the canvas and get it assembled. It was so, so easy. The screws come with chubby black caps that are easy to tighten to alter the tension of the canvas, you literally don't need any additional tools. 

As each product is made to order, you'll know that everything is going to line up and fit together perfectly. I loved that the canvas met the edge of the wooden frame exactly to the millimetre; the absolute precision and attention to detail is just spot on.

Once the canvas frame up up and assembled, you're pretty much ready to go! If you want to hang it on the wall like a picture then you'll find all the hanging materials necessary inside the box, rawlplugs included. 

I had a go at hanging the canvas on one of the walls in our bedroom. Doesn't it look amazing?! This was shortly before the radiator-falling-off-the-wall disaster however so now we have to re plaster and fix every single thing in our bedroom, I have since had to relocate the print downstairs to the living room. 

Now, see what I mean about the benefit of being able to move it around easily?! 

I popped the print on top of our fireplace and actually, I really like it there for now. 

Any Walt Disney World fan is going to know this is Spaceship Earth but I love that it also looks pretty abstract to non-Disney fans (not that I have any stepping foot inside my house.... everyone loves Disney, right?!).  

I am really impressed with the quality of the canvas too. As you can see, I opted for a pretty huge canvas at 100 cm x 100 cm and the print quality is still crisp, clear and defined. 

I am such a fan of turning photos and memories into art that you can hang on the walls to complement the decor in your home. If you're currently looking for something to brighten up your home too then I'd really recommend popping over to Photowall to see what they have to offer. With their huge range of stunning ready made designs, the option to upload your own and great customer service too, well.... you just can't go wrong!

Also, make sure you visit their instagram page for some mega inspiration. I love seeing what other people have chosen to decorate their home with. Honestly, I could scroll through their feed all day. It's just beautiful! 

I was kindly sent this item from Photowall in exchange for an honest review. As always, all content and thoughts are my own.

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