Welcome to the Graham & Brown Inspire page. Here you will find all information and articles on our new collections, new product launches, behind the scenes sneak peeks and designer talk.
14th February 2018
Here Are the 2018 Wallpaper Trends You Need to Check Out
Another year welcomes another wave of wallpaper trends to elevate your home interior.
8th January 2018
How to Style A Room with Red Wallpaper - Guest post by Morgan Taylor
You may have heard that Benjamin Moore has just named the 2018 color of the year. I've never quite taken these things so seriously.
15th November 2017
The Wallpaper of the Year 2018 – Pierre
We're so proud to announce our Wallpaper of the Year for 2018 – Pierre. A beautifully hand painted blush Magnolia floral is perfectly complimented with a white gold metallic backdrop. Looking to next year’s trends, Magnolia flowers are set to take the lead with floral; with fashion catwalks seeing more wallpaper style florals being placed on to key clothing pieces.
14th November 2017
Wallpapers of Depth
Are you trying to make your space feel bigger or are you looking for an extra dimension in your room? Wallpapers,with the sense of DEPTH they create,are your go to solution.
30th October 2017
The Wild Flower Collection
Florals take another stylish step forward with our Wild Flower collection. Taken from the French word for ‘wanderer’, this wallpaper collection expresses a freer and fluid approach to bohemian florals...
22nd October 2017
Trend - Fluid
The Brooklyn Art Library holds tens of thousands of sketchbooks from artists around the world. It is a global community with artworks from 101 different countries. Here we truly see a multicultural melting pot of ideas.
28th September 2017
Interiors Trend Alert: Rose Gold & Copper
If you didn’t know that Rose Gold & Copper are the hottest metallics around at the moment then where have you been? These warm, pink metals have become an instant hit within the world of interiors; whether you style them within an entire room or just add touches of gild, we’ve brought together the various ways you can style this trend including wallpaper and accessories.
26th September 2017
Trend - Trace
The ‘Fearless Girl’ stands proudly with hands on hips in front of the ‘Raging bull statue’ that has been on Wall Street since the Stock Market crash. She was put there on the eve of International Women’s Day and highlights the lack of female executives.
25th September 2017
How to use geometric pattern wallpaper
Geometric patterns can bring a modern edge to any room, and you can use them in your home to create a fresh, artsy look. From minimalist shapes to playful metallics, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite geometric wallpaper designs that could be just what you’re looking for.
22nd September 2017
Trend - Ground
From the wellness centre in Arosa, Switzerland we see outside become inside with the vegetal trees of light. Wellness and mental awareness has never been talked about so openly. The British Royals have organised a charity Heads Together to tackle the stigma associated with these issues.
21st September 2017
Trend - Zone
Nuart was set up in the Norwegian city of Stavanger and is regarded as the world’s leading celebration of street art. Selected artists are invited to leave their mark on the chosen city walls reflecting the culture as well as defining it.
19th September 2017
The House of Wallpaper
We’re bringing our creative story to London in – The House of Wallpaper. The Soho townhouse has been transformed by SHH Interior Design to showcase the wallpaper design studio, archive pieces and new collections, installations and innovations.
18th September 2017
Trend - Bliss
A popular and ever-growing trend in the travel world is the embrace the shared experience. Sites such as Airbnb and Couchsurfing are popular, very low-cost ways to travel and share accommodation.
12th August 2017
The Boheme Collection
Colour and technique take to the stage with our Boheme collection. Watercolour florals provide the perfect base for infusions of colour from peach tones used in the original artwork to a monochrome styling that makes for a more eclectic finish.
5th August 2017
How to Style Wood Effect Wallpaper
When it comes to styling your home with wood effect wallpaper, the transformational opportunities are endless. Turn your bedroom into a rustic retreat or add a touch of personality to a living room. Follow our style guide and discover how you can incorporate the wood effect trend into your own home décor.
28th July 2017
Trend To Watch - Loft Living
If you’ve always dreamed of living in an urban loft style space, we are going to show you how to use the loft living trend to add personality to your home. Whether you live in a rural area or your home is the epitome of city chic, this trend can work for you.
19th July 2017
The Meiying Collection
Inspired by Japanese Cherry Blossom, 'Meiying' comes from the meaning 'Beautiful Flower'. This wallpaper collection featured an ethereal floral design with a branch like finish that moves away from traditional bouquets seen on wallpaper.
11th July 2017
Wallpaper Colors & Patterns
Though your home décor doesn’t have to appease everyone, wouldn’t it be good to know how we’re really making people feel when welcomed into our humble abode? We’ve been experts in wallpaper and exploring the power of color and patterns for over 70 years at Graham & Brown!
4th July 2017
5 Ideas for Kitchen Wallpaper
Using wallpaper in your kitchen is a remarkably effective way to set a theme, more so than painting. Do you love modern style, or are you a traditionalist at heart? Is your kitchen a cosy, relaxed space, or do you prefer a professional finish?
28th June 2017
Wall Murals: The New Feature Wall
Wall murals are a simple, stress free way to update your home without having to embark on a complete décor overhaul. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the different ways in which you can update each room in your home with a stylish wall mural.
20th June 2017
How to create a French-inspired room with vintage wallpaper
French interior design is all about elegance, subtly, and class. To bring that je ne sais quoi into your home, vintage-inspired French wallpaper is the perfect place to start. From luxurious, metallic florals to pretty, rustic patterns, these French-style wallpapers will help you incorporate a sense of effortless continental glam into your design scheme.
15th June 2017
Get the look with 3D brick effect wallpaper
Inspired by the Oriental Shoji Screen, this intricate design uses an interlocking geometric design to add an impactful print to your walls. The Zen collection takes the partition away from design, bringing together a strong maze pattern with stylish metallic and a sumptuous fibrous paper.
3rd June 2017
The Kelly Hoppen 2017 Collection
The Kelly Hoppen 2017 collection combines delicate metallics and geometric designs that can’t fail to add a dash of energy and elegance to your home decor.
27th May 2017
How to Create Different Moods in the Home
The colours we use in our homes can have a significant effect on our emotions and the same can be said when it comes to incorporating different textures into your décor.
21st May 2017
The Munsell Test
Not a lot of people know what a Munsell test is but it’s quite integral within Graham & Brown. Colour and design being at the forefront of our culture, it’s crucial that when it comes to mixing, matching and styling our wallpapers, paints and wall art pieces.
20th May 2017
5 Ways to Style Tropical Decor
A flourishing trend within the world of fashion and home décor, Tropical prints and patterns have taken over and we’re certainly not complaining.
11th May 2017
Wall Mural VS Wallpaper
Having a career in the world of advertising and marketing both in the UK and overseas for over 20 years, I had always worked within the creative fields, but my life changed one evening whilst watching a TV documentary about London’s Royal Academy of Art’s Summer exhibition in June 2015.
2nd May 2017
How to create a boho space with floral wallpaper
Floral wallpaper can add a splash of personality and give your home a laid-back, bohemian feel. Different floral patterns will have a different effect – bold prints can be daring and playful, making a real design statement, whereas more neutral floral patterns can be used to create a calm and tranquil atmosphere.
30th April 2017
The Muse Collection
Florals are given a decadent revamp with our Muse Collection. Inspired by a fusion of archive design with art deco accessories, this collection embodies a dark & moody style that adds drama to your home.
22nd April 2017
Wallpaper & Fashion Through the Decades
Our journey through the ages begins in the 1950s when wardrobes were brimming with sling back stilettoes and ballet skirts in pastel shades. In terms of prints, it was floral designs that were taking center stage in this era.
16th April 2017
How to add a Sense of Sparkle into the Home
A new season is the perfect opportunity to switch up your home décor and what better way to transform each room than with a touch of sparkle? A hint of shimmer can add warmth to your home as well as a heavy dose of glamour.
3rd April 2017
Interior design projects: What’s hot for 2017?
Just like fashion, new interior design trends are always around the corner. The key colours, materials, and textures change year-on-year, giving you a great excuse to refresh your home in brilliant new ways.
29th March 2017
Tin Ceilings – Bringing the Old Back into 2016
There’s no denying that tin ceilings are one of the hottest design trends of the season but where did the idea come from and how can you incorporate this unique trend into your home? Read on to discover how to add a dramatic look to your living room, dining room or bedroom with a tin ceiling.
23rd March 2017
Top 5 Decorating Mistakes
Those luxurious hotel rooms, movie sets and interior design dream rooms that you are so eager to replicate are all completely attainable, but decorating novices often get themselves worked up about problems that are extremely easy to solve.
16th March 2017
Our Top Three Summer Décor Trends
Is your home in need of a style refresh? If you are decorating your home this summer, here’s just a few of our favourite seasonal décor trends that are guaranteed to inspire. From animal-inspired wall art to rose gold accents, we’ve got you covered.
7th March 2017
Top 5 Floral Wallpaper Designs
With Chelsea Flower Show just around the corner, we can’t think of a better time to celebrate our favourite floral wallpaper designs. Floral prints not only bring the joys of spring into your home eternally but are one décor trend that never goes out of style.
1st March 2017
5 design ideas for decorating a child’s bedroom
A child’s bedroom is a haven from the outside world. It should reflect their tastes and interests, accommodate their hobbies, and engage them mentally. It’s also smart for it to feature furniture that can grow alongside your child, as well as include plenty of storage to keep the room clean and tidy.
27th February 2017
Graham & Brown Stories - Andrew Graham
I worked at the company as a teenager in the summer holidays earning some pocket money so I’d had an association with Graham & Brown, I knew the business and the people in it. I spoke to my dad a lot about the business because I studied economics and business at university.
22nd February 2017
Why Black Wallpaper is all the Rage
Creating a mysterious vibe, black wallpapers ooze style and sophistication, and you’ll be surprised at just how much life these dark designs can breathe into your room. There are many different patterns and styles to choose from, which means you can really get your creative juices flowing.
13th February 2017
Top Kid’s Wallpaper Prints of 2016
If you are considering bringing a bit of fun, colour or pattern to your child’s bedroom and are looking for the best-selling and most popular styles to choose, well, you’ve come to the right place!
5th February 2017
The Superfresco Easy challenge
We know that for some time now we have been insisting that Pasting the Wall is quicker than Pasting the paper when it comes to wallpapering, yet there are still people who question just how easy it is.
27th January 2017
Stripes: Vertical vs. Horizontal
We all know the rule: vertical stripes to make walls taller, horizontal stripes to make them longer, but what if you want the best of both worlds? Is it truly possible?
5th January 2017
Our Circle of Life Part 2
World War Two started and again the world was thrown into very challenging times. Harold Graham and Henry Brown both played their part in the conflict and, happily, they both survived. It’s 1946, the world had been in conflict and while the war was over, its legacy was still very much felt.
15th December 2016
Meet the New Wave Designers
Looking at her exquisitely detailed Foxglove design, it’s probably no surprise to learn that Lucinda Abell is a practising fine artist.
11th December 2016
I went to art school to study fashion because I loved fashion and at the time there were very little choices. Eventually I took a fashion illustration course, which was a quick way to get into the industry. Later when I met Fitz my husband, he encouraged me to design my own clothes.
1st December 2016
The Glitterati Collection
Internationally renowned fashion designer Julien Macdonald has dressed some of the worlds most glamourous women - Beyonce, Nicole Sherzinger, Paris Hilton and Shakira are amongst his Celebrity clientele.
25th November 2016
A Minor Adventure
After selecting Northern Rose as the wallpaper of the year 2015 next came the task of wrapping a Morris Minor 1000 in the pattern!
20th November 2016
Welcome to our new look Graham and Brown wall art gallery showcasing our live product collections in a creative environment, I do hope you enjoy taking a look around.
10th November 2016
Decorate 5 Rooms with 1 Wallpaper Range
Refreshing your décor can be addictive so don’t be surprised if updating one room leads to re-decorating every room in the house. Our paste the wall wallpaper range makes it easier than ever to update a room, so much so that you may not be able to keep it to just four walls.
3rd November 2016
Wallpaper from Laurence Llewelyn Bowen
Our longest designer collaboration is with British interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, spanning over a decade and many wallpaper collections. His designs are often flamboyant full of intricate details and in stunning bold colours.
25th October 2016
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.
11th October 2016
Top Tips for creating a stylish adolescent bedroom
If your child is approaching his or her teenage years, the time has well and truly come for a decor overhaul. The transition from a child’s bedroom to a teen’s bedroom can be quite the challenge so we have created this post to give you endless decor ideas.
9th October 2016
Top Tips for a Marvellous Metallic Interior Look
There’s no doubt that we’ve taken a shine to the metallic finishes that have been heating up the interior design landscape for the last few years.
2nd October 2016
Interior design tips to create a cosy living room
Crisp mornings, trees shedding their leaves and the gentle crackle of logs on the fire; there are many things about the autumn and winter months that make us feel all cosy and nostalgic.
30th September 2016
Coordinating with Cushions
When the weather outside is frightful, it’s vital that you have a cosy, warm sanctuary in which to curl up and relax.
26th September 2016
Our Circle of Life Part 3
The 1960s saw the introduction of the Monopolies and Mergers Act, which broke the dominance of the big manufacturers. Overnight, the UK market opened up to everyone, the significance of trade shows grew and we seized the opportunity this presented with both hands.
19th September 2016
A day in the life of wallpaper designer Vicky Davison
Sat at her board focused intently on the brief at hand, that’s where you’ll find Vicky most days. “I don’t get involved with a lot of meetings, so I can just sit, concentrate and focus on my drawings.
12th September 2016
5 Textured Wallpapers to Transform Your Home
It’s easy to associate textured wallpaper with a bygone era, but we can assure you that it still very much has a place in our homes in 2015. Once seen as a traditional feature in UK homes, our modern designs give this distinctly British range a contemporary twist.
9th September 2016
Wallpaper designers from the world of fashion and décor have responded to the call for innovative, trendy wallpapers with creations that are cutting edge and contemporary, while often paying homage to classic style.
1st September 2016
7 wallpapers to match your personality
Our homes are a reflection of ourselves. We choose the way they look, the finer details and colourful accents, and this in turn reflects who we are. When you personalise your home, you don’t just make it feel like your own, you make it look like an extension of yourself.
30th August 2016
Using Metallics for a Cosy Home
Cuddle up on the sofa surrounded by luxury. Metallic wallpaper certainly makes the most of low-lit winter nights. Warming your home with a subtle glow that reflects around your rooms instantly creates a much cosier environment.
25th August 2016
Discover our Innocence collection
A blend of soft hues and delicate tones, our Innocence collection really does live up to its name. Covering family rooms in a gentle wash of pastels and hushed colours, these subtle patterns create a gorgeous interior look without being at all overbearing.
20th August 2016
Wallpaper through the decades
Certain periods of time have become synonymous with specific events, cultural trends and design fads. It’s often said that fashions are recycled, and this is true to an extent.
16th August 2016
5 Spring Wallpapers to Brighten up your Home
Have you fallen into the bland magnolia trap? Plain walls that call out for colour, desperate for a decadent pattern and a touch of embossed mica. We often downplay our interior in a bid to keep everyone happy, a non-offensive wash that seems like a safe bet, but who are we kidding?
9th August 2016
A striped wallpaper makes both a stylish and aesthetically practical choice for almost any room. Stripes in alternating colours can be used to pull together the different shades of a room’s décor, while accentuating the height of rooms with lower ceilings.
2nd August 2016
Behind the scenes at Graham & Brown
Wallpaper designer, wall art illustrator and trend predictor; Jody Hudson certainly keeps herself busy in the studio! Having been a valued member of the Graham & Brown family for just over a year and a half, her endless talents never cease to amaze us.
27th July 2016
5 Red Wallpapers to Liven up your Living Room
Whilst you may be somewhat afraid of using such an energetic colour in your home, the stylistic versatility of this beautiful hue cannot be ignored. With a new season on the horizon, isn’t it time you dusted off your dungarees and unleashed this vibrant colour in your home?
25th July 2016
Made of Design
Take one Whippet, a Morris Minor and the most charming wallpaper, and it will certainly make you feel something. Hopefully it will make you smile. We’re sure it will make you think a little differently about “stuff”.
21st July 2016
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Unleash your wild side with our brand new selection of animal wall art. Displaying all of your safari favourites, these sophisticated canvases depict a watercolour animal kingdom that offers a rustic look to any home.
17th July 2016
Maintaining Rustic Charm with Modern Design Ideas
Little cottages and rural homes possess a charm that simply cannot be replicated. That said, when it’s time for a revamp we often feel that making too many changes to these quaint properties will result in the original splendour being diluted or lost.
11th July 2016
Keep the Kids Occupied all Afternoon
Remember when you were young and you ‘accidentally’ grazed a crayon across your mother’s wallpaper? The consequences probably weren’t pretty and we’re not just talking about the new hint of blue you added to the motif!
4th July 2016
Shine Bright like a Diamond
Step away from blank walls, because this season we’re all about interior design that dazzles and delights with glittering embellishment and subtle micas. Twinkling along your walls, these beautiful designs are the perfect way to add a touch of sophistication to your home.
24th June 2016
Wallpapers to help you drift off
The Festival of Sleep Day takes place on January 3rd every year, and it got us thinking; what are the best wallpapers to use in your bedroom to help you get a good night’s rest?
21st June 2016
Wallpaper isn’t just for Walls
Whilst our gorgeous designs may look wonderful on your walls, they can also be used in other areas of the home for a quirky, alternative twist to your interior design.
12th June 2016
The popularity of TV shows such as The Killing and Borgen, along with the novel and the movie of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, have led to a revival of interest in Scandinavian-style interior design.
5th June 2016
Statement Wallpaper to impress your Guests
Transform your home into a work of art with our range of incredible statement wallpaper. A well-chosen design can really help to tie a space together, enhancing your choice of furniture and ornaments.