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8 Beautiful Ideas for Brick Walls

A tried-and-true material, brick brings texture, character, and color to any space. Use these brick wall ideas to find design inspiration for painted, distressed, and natural brick.


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    • Add a Focal Point

      Choose weathered, reclaimed brick to give a new space a sense of history. This kitchen uses a brick backsplash to break up expanses of white-painted planks. Corner shelves let the brick take center stage while prompting organization.

    • Blend It In

      Love the texture brick gives to your walls but not a fan of the color? Paint brick and wainscoting the same hue to create a seamless neutral backdrop. Use artwork to introduce additional pops of color.

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    • Repeat It

      Keep the eye moving around a room by repeating design elements. Using the same brick on the fireplace and wall makes this indoor porch feel unified.

    • Distress Painted Brick

      Give a fireplace wall an aged patina. White-painted, distressed brick lends this kitchen-living room combo rustic appeal that cozily contrasts deep charcoal cabinetry and a stainless-steel island.

    • Make a Statement

      Rather than hide away exposed brick, use it to create a focal point. Neutral furnishings and vintage finds are right at home with a rustic brick backdrop A white ceiling maximizes light and helps the basement maintain its open, airy feel.

    • Go Modern

      If you've grown weary of your fireplace or are looking for an easy update, use paint to modernize old brick. Here, white paint creates pleasing contrast against chocolate-color velvet chairs in this cozy living room.

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    • Age a New Space

      Blur the boundaries between bygone eras and modern living by mimicking old details. A new multihue brick wall replicates antique brick, lending authentic charm to this carriagelike kitchen. Arched windows and heart pine flooring add architectural character.

    • Balance Dark Materials

      Incorporate a light backdrop to keep a room clad in dark materials from getting too dark. Here, a covered porch with a dark stone floor and a blue plank ceiling stays bright thanks to white-painted brick walls.

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      A wall is a blank canvas. Take advantage of it and add personality to any room by giving the walls some character of their own.
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