8 Beautiful Ideas for Brick Walls
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.
If you live in a loft or condo with brick walls and minimal windows, this one's for you. Incorporate a light backdrop to keep a room clad in dark materials from feeling too dark. Not only does this space look lighter with the help of white paint, it also appears much larger. Wood flooring and midcentury-modern furnishings give it sleek throwback style.
Call attention to a single wall with a high-contrast color scheme. Dark, moody gray elegantly elevates this streamlined wet bar. Watch our video for more one-of-a-kind backsplash inspiration.
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.
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.
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.