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Graham & Brown’s top interior trends and how to use them in your own home

August 16, 2018

Discover Graham & Brown’s round-up of the top home interior trends for 2018 and get tips on how to create these gorgeous looks in your own home

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For more than 70 years, family-run business Graham & Brown has inspired people to think differently about decorating their home. Its design team are constantly searching the globe for inspiration, looking to film, music, technology and even health and wellbeing.

Read for a round-up of their top trends for 2018 and the wallpapers and paints you can use to recreate these gorgeous looks in your own home.

Use feel-good colour combos

Graham and brown goodhomes magazine walls fruit wallpaperImage: Graham & Brown, Amalfi Fresco Wallpaper, £50 per 10m roll; Amalfi Paint, £38 per 2.5ltrs

Use colour and design to brighten spaces that are darker and have less natural light. Using a vibrant colour palette instantly brings a sunny vibe to a dull room. It will enliven a space while instantly creating a more homely feel. Try this! A simple way of introducing more colour to your scheme is by choosing a contrasting, fun colour for the skirting boards.

Add modern texture with metallic prints

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Image: Graham & Brown, Graphic Parchment Wallpaper, £40 per 10m roll

Metallic wallpaper is the perfect way to add dimension to your space. Small, subtle prints create glistening textures perfect for neutral spaces, while large scale patterns and geometrics are the height of modern glamour. Choose soft gold to strike a harmonious balance in tonal spaces meant for relaxing, rose gold for feminine sophistication, or silver for bolder spaces meant for entertaining.

Create impact with wallpapered panels

grahamandbrown goodhomes magazine chair wallpaperImage: Graham & Brown, Himitsu Jade Wallpaper, £50 per 10m roll; Himitsu Paint, £38 per 2.5ltrs 

One of the latest interior trends is panelling. Panelling is a popular choice for adding elegance to a room and allows you to be bold with pattern without overpowering the room. Use a perfectly paired colour to accentuate the design of the panelling and make a truly impactful interior space. Another look is to panel half of the wall and wallpaper above. This technique works beautifully for rooms with high ceilings.  

For a modern take on panelling why not wallpaper the top half of your wall and paint the lower to create a beautiful feature wall. 

All four walls

Graham and brown goodhomes wallpaper walls mirror doorImage: Graham & Brown, Meadow Dusk Wallpaper, £40 per 10m roll

Pattern is so prevalent everywhere right now and the use of wallpaper on all four walls helps establish a homely feel. It showcases your individual style whilst being quick and easy to update. This interior tip works beautifully within the transitional space of a hallway. Transform your hallway with a strong hit of pattern.

Top Tip: unless yours has a window, be sure to choose a design that can be combined with neutrals for an airy look. If you’re inspired by a wallpaper that is not your usual taste, try using it in a smaller space such as a downstairs toilet – a guaranteed talking point.

And finally, think about the colour flow of your house from one room to the next; pick shades that sit beautifully together for a calming, cohesive feel and also to create the illusion of larger rooms. 

BRAND NEW! Design Your Home With Your Phone! 

Graham & Brown have launched a cutting-edge app which visualises pattern and colour on your walls, placing hundreds of wallpaper designs and paint colours at your fingertips – and its free! Just search The Graham & Brown Decorating App in the App Store to download. 


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