Wallpaper Trends for 2018 That You Must Check Out

Graham and Brown Wallpaper Product Review by Maura Braun written by Irina Scalabrino of Graham and Brown

Another year welcomes another wave of wallpaper trends to transform your home interior. In 2018, the once taboo alternative to paint returns in a big way. Ultra-chic prints, dimensional fabrics and new materials mimic contemporary art to highlight your personal style in dramatic ways without breaking the bank. The crowd-pleasers set to steal the spotlight for the seasons ahead include geometric patterns, botanical prints and metallic finishes. 

We wanted to get an Interior Designer’s professional opinion of several of Graham and Brown’s collections, so we paired up with Maura Braun of Maura Braun Interior Design, Inc. to review our wall papers. Read on to see what her favorites for 2018 are highlighted in red below.

Symmetrical Shapes. Simple Design.  

Back in a big way, geometric patterns with fresh, symmetrical shapes and simple, clean lines introduce order and dimension into your home. Bold enough to draw the eye, yet rigid enough to put the mind at ease, the unique style achieves the delicate balance of creating visual interest without overwhelming the design.

Incorporate geometric wallpaper in endless ways to fit any and every style. The versatile and timeless appeal works wonders throughout the home from a small yet bold statement wall to an entire bedroom floor-to-ceiling. Consider the ever-popular removable geometric wallpaper trend to switch and swap as the seasons change.

Geometric wallpaper trends bring life into a light and breezy kitchen, soft and subtle home office or beautifully polished and cohesive bedroom. Cozy up a small bathroom, define a space, such as a hallway, or add an unexpected twist to a ceiling. Go for chic and sophisticated with just the right amount of visual intrigue.

Pay attention to size and select a pattern scaled to the room. Let the room guide the color. Experiment with a full range of choices from subtle and sophisticated neutrals, such as black or gray, to lively and bold hues, like red and orange. The geometric style perfectly suits the modern trend for minimalist, abstract interior design.

Maura Braun: “In the Geometric wallpaper collection, I love the Zen Charcoal wallpaper that is inspired by the intricate trellises of an Oriental Shoji screen; while combining my love of copper metallic to create the interlocking pattern on a black fibrous paper, this paper has a very sophisticated presence that provides an elegant background to the furniture grouping. I can see using this product in either a den or a living room.”

Big Floral Patterns. Endless Styles.

Back and strongly in vogue, big floral patterns create special atmospheres. Give character to any living space with a variety of classic and contemporary interior styles from large scale prints to old school vintage inspired botanicals. Find the perfect pattern whether you fancy powerful, delicate, exuberant or subtle wallpaper trends.

Graham & Brown leverages modern digital printing technology to offer endless designs. Decorate your home with innovative floral patterns from oversized and whimsical prints to textured three-dimensional fabric, all bursting with richer and brighter colors. Browse our large selection of floral wallpaper options from delicate blossoms to roses in a wide range of colors from soft pinks to elegant metallics.

Maura Braun: “The Stone Rose wallpaper in the floral wallpaper collection is just amazing. It appears to have a 3 dimensional flower that pops right off of the walls! The way that the image has been produced, gives the flower a life-like shadowing. This wallpaper is a real conversation piece for any foyer or powder room.”

The Boheme Blossom Collection

Discover a winning mix of c olor and technique in every print from Graham & Brown’s Boheme wallpaper collection. Hand paintedwatercolor florals marry infusions of color from soft blush and peach tones layered with khaki and gray detailing to monochrome styling for a more eclectic appearance. Explore stunning and classic designs inspired by Graham and Brown’s archival pieces, finished beautifully with mica for a luxurious shimmer.

Maura Braun: “The Boheme collection of wallpapers have a gorgeous shimmer with the mica finish, which provides great choices for any high impact area such as an entry foyer or a lobby, where you want to make a great impression.”

“The Boheme Mono wallpaper is a watercolor floral with layers of soft grey to provide a monochromatic design with mica as the shimmering touch. This is truly a work of art!”

Bold, Bright and Beautiful Metallics

Get the luxe feel of a slight shine for a low price. More durable than the average wallpaper, metallic print stays beautiful longer. Discover sleek, elegant and stately wallpaper trends ideal for formal spaces, such as dining rooms and foyers, yet flexible enough to work in just about any space.

The bold nature of metallic wallpaper means less is sometimes more. For spacious rooms, cover just one wall as the focal point. Light metallic wallpaper, which reflects light evenly around the room, makes smaller rooms feel bigger and more open. Experiment with a wall-to-wall design in bathrooms and other small spaces.

The ever-popular gold and silver colors add an extra touch of luxury. For a more modern twist, introduce warmer colors, such as bronze, copper and rose gold. Stick with something subtle — such as an accent wall — to pull off the colored metallic wallpaper trend.

The eye-catching appeal of metallic print means certain patterns can overpower the design. Tone it down with spots, stripes and floral patterns. Experiment with extravagant patterns only in rooms with clean lines and simple, plain colors. Dress up a feature wall with glitter metallic for ultimate glamour. 

Maura Braun: “This metallic wallpaper collection is probably my favorite with the metallic colors blended in. Metallics add another dimension to the wallpaper by having a light and a dark reflectance, depending on what angle you’re viewing the paper from. From one angle the metallic color is light and bright and from another the same metallic color appears to be dark with a deeper color.” 

“So the wallpaper is constantly changing; providing almost a living experience to the viewer. Metallics also enhance the room to add much more interest to the overall interior furnishings. The Moonstone in chocolate and copper, along with Tranquil Copper are my favorites in this collection.”

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