How To

Welcome to the Graham & Brown How To page. Here you will find a mix of how to guides, from the practical jobs such as hanging wallpaper, through to the more creative challenges to create a certain look.

How To
Paste The Wall - Frequently Asked Questions

24th October 2017

Paste The Wall - Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best paste to use on superfresco easy. Is it best to paste the wall or the paper? We recommend using a strong all-purpose wallpaper adhesive.

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How to Hang Traditional Wallpaper

21st October 2017

How to Hang Traditional Wallpaper

Watch our Video Tutorial on How to Hang Traditional Wallpaper here. Including the Tools you'll need and step by step instructions.

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How To Hang A Wall Mural

4th October 2017

How To Hang A Wall Mural

Create a statement feature wall in your home with a Wall Mural. Watch our How To guide on how to perfectly hang your wall mural.

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How to Hang Paste The Wall Wallpaper

24th September 2017

How to Hang Paste The Wall Wallpaper

Watch our video tutorial on how to hang paste the wall wallpaper including a list of tools you'll need and step by step instructions.

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How to Measure for Wallpaper

3rd September 2017

How to Measure for Wallpaper

So you’ve taken the brave step and decided on using wallpaper to give your room a fabulous new look - excellent! But how much wallpaper do you actually need to order?

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How to clean wallpaper

23rd August 2017

How to clean wallpaper

When you’ve taken the time and effort to perfectly hang your new wallpaper, you’ll want to make sure it stays looking as fresh and beautiful as the day you bought it.

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How to easily strip wallpaper

8th August 2017

How to easily strip wallpaper

Stripping wallpaper from the walls isn’t a quick job, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful one. Follow our tips and advice, and you’ll have your room cleared in an afternoon, freeing up time to do more of the things you like.

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How to Style a Room with Glitter Wallpaper

1st August 2017

How to Style a Room with Glitter Wallpaper

Glitter is causing quite the stir in the interiors industry this season and while shimmering metallics are girly and glamourous they can also be subtle and chic. If you want to try out the latest trend, here are the golden rules of styling a room with our glitter wallpaper.

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How to Hang Wall Art

21st July 2017

How to Hang Wall Art

Watch our video tutorial on how to Hang Wall Art including a list of tools you'll need and step by step instructions.

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How to Style a Room with Brown Wallpaper

17th July 2017

How to Style a Room with Brown Wallpaper

Brown may not be the first colour that springs to mind when decorating your home but this neutral base is incredibly versatile and lends itself to rustic, traditional and contemporary spaces. If you want to update your home and experiment with brown wallpaper, here are a few top tips from the experts.

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6 tips for choosing and applying paintable wallpaper

30th June 2017

6 tips for choosing and applying paintable wallpaper

Wallpaper that’s made to be paintable is becoming increasingly popular. Why? You can create a textured look on your walls or ceiling, like brick, and customise it with the perfect colour. Because you can get paint in any shade, you get to have the perfect wallpaper and have it match your room perfectly – no compromising.

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How to Hang Beaded Wallpaper

25th June 2017

How to Hang Beaded Wallpaper

Especially designed to add luxury in to your home, it’s important to make sure that application of our Beaded wallpaper is completed with the utmost of care to achieve the desired look. We would advise you use a qualified decorator to hang this product.

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How to Style a Room with Red Wallpaper

19th June 2017

How to Style a Room with Red Wallpaper

Red is a bold colour choice for anyone who wants to transform their home this season and decorating with red doesn’t have to be daunting. Here are a few tips to make updating each room with a flash of red easy.

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How to Wallpaper - Video Guide

2nd June 2017

How to Wallpaper - Video Guide

Hanging wallpaper, where to start? This is something that we get asked a lot here at Graham & Brown, and our answer is always the same - anyone can transform their room in an afternoon with minimal effort, so don’t be afraid to get stuck in.

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How to Use Purple in the Home

29th May 2017

How to Use Purple in the Home

From the most vibrant of violets to soothing lavender shades, purple is a popular shade for homeowners that want to give their homes a regal feel. If you are not used to decorating with colour, purple can seem like a daunting option but it is more versatile than you can ever imagine. Here are a few tips on how to incorporate a purple colour scheme into your home.

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How to hang a Digital Wall Mural

24th May 2017

How to hang a Digital Wall Mural

If you’re looking for a fun feature wall for your home but not sure wallpaper will do the trick, then we’d like to introduce you to our new Digital Wall Murals collection.

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How to Style a Room with Yellow Wallpaper

10th May 2017

How to Style a Room with Yellow Wallpaper

Cheery, bright and fresh, yellow is a delightful shade to consider when redecorating your home. This colour has conflicting associations and is often said to connote intellect, honour, loyalty and joy as well as hope, happiness and sunshine. Flood your home with light and positivity and style each room with a touch of yellow with our best-selling yellow wallpaper designs.

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Can you hang wallpaper in damp areas?

30th April 2017

Can you hang wallpaper in damp areas?

Think keeping up with the changing requirements of your child’s tastes may seem impossible? While they may swap their favourite colours or characters as quickly as they outgrow their school uniforms, it’s actually not too difficult to give their spaces a bit of a refresh without having to fully redecorate.

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How to Accessorise with Cushions and Wall Art

15th April 2017

How to Accessorise with Cushions and Wall Art

Wallpaper is just the beginning when you’re redesigning your home, it’s all the finer details that really add character. Whether it’s carefully-arranged cushions, hanging artwork or big warm throws to add a cosy vibe - it’s all in those finishing touches.

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How to Create an Elegant Dining Room

11th April 2017

How to Create an Elegant Dining Room

There’s nothing better than getting your closest friends and family members gathered around the dining room table to catch up or enjoy a delicious meal, so we’ve put together our top dining room interior tips to help you create the perfect sociable space. Read on to discover how to create an elegant dining room that’s made for entertaining.

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How to Use Grey in the Home

26th March 2017

How to Use Grey in the Home

Grey colour schemes have soared in popularity in recent years and with its calming qualities and versatility, it’s no surprise why. If you want to utilise one of this season’s hottest home decor trends, it’s time to get on board with using grey in the home. Here are our top tips on mastering the trend.

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How to Hang Wallpaper Horizontally

15th March 2017

How to Hang Wallpaper Horizontally

With so much choice, you might think your room already looks completely unique to you. The wallpaper you chose looks fantastic, but what would it look like hung horizontally?

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The ultimate guide to lining up your wallpaper

2nd March 2017

The ultimate guide to lining up your wallpaper

Anyone who has ever underestimated this decorating challenge will tell you how easy it is to accidentally make a little mistake that ends up making a big impact. From batch numbers to offcuts; hanging patterned wallpaper can be a little trickier than hanging paper that has a plain design, but it’s easy enough if you follow our simple guide.

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How to decorate your rented home

22nd February 2017

How to decorate your rented home

How do you put your personal stamp on a property that isn’t yours? Many of us were forced to suppress our interior creativity when living in rental properties. You might have bold interior design plans, but will your landlord be happy for you to completely change the look of their property?

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How to Use Soft Furnishings in the Home

8th February 2017

How to Use Soft Furnishings in the Home

Wallpaper and paint can help you to create an aesthetically beautiful living space but it is the soft furnishings that make a house a home. Plush rugs, cushions in various colours and textures whilst not forgetting luxurious throws, add the finishing touches to your décor as well as comfort and luxury.

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Top Tips for a Simplistic Modern Bedroom

18th January 2017

Top Tips for a Simplistic Modern Bedroom

Creating a modern sleeping space doesn’t have to involve fancy design trends and complex color schemes but it should reflect your personality. Get the balance right and you will be blessed with a space that is minimalistic yet modern, get it wrong and you could be left with a slumber zone that is cold and uninspiring.

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How to wallpaper your ceiling

10th January 2017

How to wallpaper your ceiling

It’s easy to overlook the ceiling when you decorate, but the truth is that a beautifully patterned wall above you can create a mesmerising interior impact. Wallpapering your ceiling is much easier than you may think, so there’s no excuse for neglecting it.

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How to Quickly Decorate Your Kitchen & Bathroom

2nd January 2017

How to Quickly Decorate Your Kitchen & Bathroom

Whether you live in a busy household or your own personal little hideaway, no one likes an untidy mess greeting them in the rooms they use the most. Disrupting your daily routine, home maintenance tasks in high-traffic areas such as the kitchen and bathroom can often take time, but not with our help!

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How often should you redecorate?

19th December 2017

How often should you redecorate?

How often do you redecorate your home? We estimate the average household redecorates every 5 years, but depending on your lifestyle choices, this can alter dramatically of course. If subjected to nicotine stains or the messy hands of children, your walls may need updating much more regularly, so what is it that makes us wait?

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Expert Design Tips for Hanging Wall Art in the Home

11th December 2017

Expert Design Tips for Hanging Wall Art in the Home

There’s no better way to express your personality than by choosing artwork that will adorn your walls, and creating a personal collection is a wonderful opportunity to highlight your unique style. The first step, of course, is to choose the pieces that speak to you and draw you in. But once you’ve identified the wall art you love, how do you go about displaying them to the best of their advantage?

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How to create a happy hallway

20th November 2017

How to create a happy hallway

Your hallway is the first place that greets you and your guests upon arrival. It bears the brunt of muddy footprints, slammed doors and plenty of incoming traffic on a daily basis. Over the years your hallway takes plenty of abuse, so make sure your decorating is durable as well as stylish in order to create a wonderful entrance way that will stand the test of time.

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How to use Paste the Wall wallpaper

6th November 2017

How to use Paste the Wall wallpaper

Paste the Wall wallpaper is specifically designed to be easier to use than traditional wallpaper, the videos below act as a step by step guide of how to get the best result and cut your decorating time in half.

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How to Transform your Home in a Week

31st October 2017

How to Transform your Home in a Week

Do you have an interior design project that you’re itching to get started on? Or perhaps you’ve a room in your home in desperate need of some TLC?

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How to Create the Perfect Home Office

21st October 2017

How to Create the Perfect Home Office

When it comes to decorating a home office or study space, it can often be hard to strike the perfect balance between creative and professional. You’ll need to define the space as your own, but at the same time ensure it has a distinct workplace feel to get you into a focused mindset. Finding the perfect interior combination can be tricky, but not when the experts at Graham & Brown are here to help!

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How to apply wallpaper to newly-plastered walls

2nd October 2017

How to apply wallpaper to newly-plastered walls

Giving your home a brand new look is exciting, but in your haste have you considered whether or not your plaster is ready to accommodate your wallpaper?

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How to Create the Perfect Canvas for an Ever-Changing Kid’s Bedroom

19th September 2017

How to Create the Perfect Canvas for an Ever-Changing Kid’s Bedroom

Decorating a kid’s bedroom can be challenging, but it’s certainly never boring! While their interests are constantly changing as they get grow up, you may be resigned to the fact that this will mean redecorating their bedroom every couple of years to keep up with their tastes.

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How to Use Accessories in the Home

12th September 2017

How to Use Accessories in the Home

Home accessories can change the whole dynamic of a room and can give your home the decor update that it needs without having to completely re-decorate. Not only can they add warmth and character, complementary accessories can also help to finish off your existing theme.

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Decorating with Beadboard Wallpaper

23rd August 2017

Decorating with Beadboard Wallpaper

Our versatile, best-selling beadboard wallpaper is a favorite of DIY decorators and designers alike, and it’s easy to see why. Beadboard wallpaper allows you to achieve the textures and streamlined effect of real beadboard with just a fraction of the work and expense.

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How to decorate a room with high ceilings

15th August 2017

How to decorate a room with high ceilings

Tall walls and high ceilings can be daunting prospects when it comes to interior design. With all of that blank space looming, it’s easy to wonder how you’re ever going to fill it!

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Top Interior Design Tips for the Ultimate Man Cave

29th July 2017

Top Interior Design Tips for the Ultimate Man Cave

A man cave can be anything from a sports themed sanctuary to a contemporary space dedicated to your favourite pursuits and pastimes. As this room is for you and you only, you have free rein when it comes to design.

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It’s Easy to Wallpaper!

12th July 2017

It’s Easy to Wallpaper!

Once upon a time, hanging wallpaper was best left to the professionals. Having to cut each strip individually, pasting the back of the paper, waiting for the glue to expand the paper then trying to wrestle a sopping wet mess onto the walls without it ripping or sticking together was a nightmare.

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How to Tackle Decorating a Room

25th June 2017

How to Tackle Decorating a Room

First of all, I’m so excited to be guest posting on Graham and Brown’s blog! Just as a little introduction, my partner and I bought our nice-but-in-need-of-love Edwardian semi 3 years ago. Since then, we’ve been working on turning it into a home and I’ve been blogging about our experience of decorating and DIY on Swoon Worthy.

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How to come up with a design for all four walls

19th June 2017

How to come up with a design for all four walls

Your room has four walls and it’s time we started making use of them. Gone are the days when the only interchangeable feature in your home was one wallpapered wall. Now is the time to seize the day with paint, wallpaper and wall art.

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How to Update a Room in a Weekend

11th June 2017

How to Update a Room in a Weekend

If your décor is looking a little dull but a complete home overhaul is out of the question, why not turn your focus to one room in particular? A few small updates here and there are all you need to fall in love with your home décor again and we have put together a handful of tips to help you transform a room of your choice in the space of one weekend.

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How to Add More Character to the Family Home

1st June 2017

How to Add More Character to the Family Home

If your décor is looking a little dull but a complete home overhaul is out of the question, why not turn your focus to one room in particular? A few small updates here and there are all you need to fall in love with your home décor again and we have put together a handful of tips to help you transform a room of your choice in the space of one weekend.

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How to Get Your Home Ready for Christmas

21st May 2017

How to Get Your Home Ready for Christmas

There’s only a few months to go before Father Christmas does his rounds again. During this time, we’ve no doubt you’ll be busy with plenty of family gatherings. After all, what is Christmas for if not to get your friends and family around the dinner table to enjoy the festivities?

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How to decorate your loft conversion

13th May 2017

How to decorate your loft conversion

Sometimes when you’re running out of space in your home, the only way is up. Up in the loft that is! As a child you may have been wondering what monsters lurk in the attic, but that doesn’t mean your loft can’t become the new room of your dreams. Brush off the dust and remove all of that collected clutter; it’s time to overhaul the space that you’ve forgotten.

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How To Wallpaper a Feature Wall

25th April 2017

How To Wallpaper a Feature Wall

If you want to add a bit of colour, style and pattern to a room, a feature wall is a great start. When choosing feature wallpaper, be sure to choose something that’s bold and eye-catching. Using a very soft or muted palette or pattern will create a lovely backdrop but will always look it’s best if used on all four walls. So when choosing feature wallpaper, ensure that one wall really makes a statement and creates a focal point in your space.

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Create your own Sanctuary - Bedroom

18th April 2017

Create your own Sanctuary - Bedroom

The bedroom is most often the closest to our hearts. Therefore it’s important to create an opulent and stylish room that will inspire you to take on the day ahead. This room needs to be your own private special place that is free from the hectic lives we live ensuring you feel you can relax, let go, unwind and reflect upon the events of the day gone by.

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What Goes Up

9th April 2017

What Goes Up

We all love to decorate our houses, it’s what really makes them home. But it isn’t always easy if you are forbidden to mark your walls! So whether you live in a rental or dorm, we have put together some easy solutions to temporarily decorate your living space.

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How to Decorate Rooms that Lack Natural Light

2nd April 2017

How to Decorate Rooms that Lack Natural Light

Shine a light on low lit rooms and realise the potential waiting to be unleashed. No longer dusty and forgotten, only to gather clutter, these rooms simply need a little love to transform them from dark and dreary to vibrant and homely. From your wallpaper, to the furnishings you choose; there are plenty of ways to spruce up rooms that lack natural light.

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How to Style your Home with a Nautical Theme

25th March 2017

How to Style your Home with a Nautical Theme

A nautical theme is both classic and stylish, working in homes of all shapes and sizes. If you want to learn how to transform your home into a coastal haven, read on to discover how to incorporate a nautical theme in to your current home décor.

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How to transform your shed in 5 steps

20th March 2017

How to transform your shed in 5 steps

Over the winter, your shed has taken a battering. Rain, hail and even a little flurry of snow, if you’ve been lucky, have raged an assault against your trusty old shed. The last thing you’ll be considering is spending an afternoon in a cold, damp shed, but it’s time to stop neglecting your forgotten garden sanctuary.

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How to Decorate as a Family

4th March 2017

How to Decorate as a Family

With the summer holidays well underway, chances are your kids have already run out of things to do. If you’ve been toying with the idea of redecorating your home, why not get your children involved?

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Make an old house look new

26th February 2017

Make an old house look new

While new-builds seem to be popping up all over the place; you could potentially save yourself some money by purchasing an older home. However, when it comes to redecorating your new (but still quite old) abode, it can be quite daunting skating the line between modern influence and preserved vintage character.

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How to Style Little and Large Prints

26th February 2017

How to Style Little and Large Prints

When it comes to decorating your home, prints are often the hardest décor styles to master. From dramatic damask prints to fabulous florals, prints can create a feminine room or make a style statement. Should you opt for a little print or supersize it? Thanks to our top tips, decorating with little and large prints will be a breeze.

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