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Earthy, rustic, elegant and creative – we’ve listed different ways to incorporate brick wall designs into any room in your home
From the right colours to the perfect furniture to the best décor and furnishings – we pay a lot of attention to these details to bring room alive. We pick the right sofa, the perfect lamp, the art that speaks to us; it’s all about creating spaces that tell tales of who we are. When we look at walls as the canvas themselves, we start to realise just how big a role they can play in the overall design of our homes.
A great way to elevate your bare walls is to consider exposing the original brickwork. Brick wall designs are versatile and can work well with a variety of décor styles. Exposed brick walls can lend a rustic and earthy charm to a room while creative brick wall patterns or bonds can work as an architectural highlight. Painted brick walls lend both colour and texture to an otherwise plain surface while glass brick wall partitions provide privacy without blocking the light. These elegant brick wall designs sit well within a host of settings like traditional, contemporary, industrial, eclectic, minimal, Scandinavian, farmhouse, Bohemian, and so on. Read on to explore different ways to incorporate brick wall designs in your home.
Whether you design a wall with different brick wall patterns or expose the original brickwork, you can choose a variety of finishes from a weathered look to painted, glazed or smooth. Here are a few ways you can use natural brick wall designs in your homes.
One of the most popular ways to incorporate a brick wall design into your home interior design is to craft an accent wall of exposed brickwork. In the kitchen shown in the image, the red brick wall that doubles as a backsplash adds a raw yet contemporary visual appeal to an otherwise neutral space. It creates a fantastic focal point in any room and can be used to elevate alcoves or beams and even entire walls.
This bedroom features a red brick wall behind the bed as an accent wall. You can elevate your brick wall design by getting creative with the brick bonds. A brick bond is a pattern in which the bricks are laid creating different brick wall design for exteriors and interiors. The most popular bonds are running, common, English, Flemish, Header and Stretcher bonds. However, going in for a unique pattern like the one in the image can completely transform the room. Each type of bond creates different brick wall patterns and has installation and structural challenges, so it is best to consult experts.
While the exposed brickwork is in itself a dramatic visual feature of any room, it can also be used as a creative background for showcasing art or decorative objects. Since the raw brick wall already brings visual and tactile layers to the room, don’t flood the wall with too many pieces. In the dining room seen in the image, the almost unrefined brick wall beautifully complements the single artwork on the wall.
Other than alcoves, niches and feature walls, you can also use an exposed brick wall as an internal wall to elevate the décor. Seen here, the living room is partitioned from the kitchen area by an exposed brick wall which also features large arched openings.
If you cannot add natural bricks to the design of your home, there are a few ways to fake the look of a brick wall.
If exposing the brickwork or recreating a natural brick wall is not an option, you can replicate this look with brick design wall tiles. These tiles come in a plethora of colours, finishes and texture patterns so you can perfectly recreate the look of exposed brick or go in for a colour or finish that is less rustic.
Just like brick design wall tiles, you could consider brick design wallpaper or even foam wall panels with a textured brick wall pattern to recreate the look of a brick wall. Easier to install than wall tiles, these also come in a plethora or colours and patterns. If you are vary of a red brick wall design, go in for a neutral shade like a grey brick wallpaper to add a brick patten to the look without overpowering the design of the room.
Another alluring way to replicate the look of an exposed brick wall is with wall textured finishes in a brick wall design like those offered by Asian Paints. These textured finishes for interior and exterior walls come in a variety of colours for you to choose from. You can also recreate the look with wall putty and a roller to add texture.
If a raw brick wall is not to your tastes, you can paint the exposed brickwork to suit the colour scheme. To enhance your brick wall design, paint the bricks in a soothing neutral or even deep accent colour. You can match the colour of your other walls to give a uniform look or paint the brick wall a few shades darker than the surrounding walls to enhance the look. A white brick wall may not be as earthy or rustic as a red brick wall but it adds a textured and weathered charm to the décor.
Another way to go when choosing a colour for your brick wall is either bold and vibrant shades or deep and dark shades like a black brick wall. Vibrant shades add fun to the space while deeper colours make the room look dramatic and sophisticated. Keep in mind that lighting can change the way you perceive colours in your home. In a room with a black brick wall or even any dark colour, pay close attention to your lighting as deep colours absorb light. Well placed and adequate lighting will be required to make sure the room doesn’t look drab.
Whether it’s for your kitchen backsplash or a feature wall in your living room or bedroom, a textured brick wall can add rustic charm or elevate your walls without overpowering the design. Getting creative with your design can be tricky and need special attention. If you are unsure of how to effectively use this feature in your home, you will need guidance from design experts and seasoned contractors to execute the details.
Beautiful Homes Service by Asian Paints provides interior design services to craft spaces perfectly suited to your needs, lifestyle and tastes. The experts will guide you with a plethora of home interior design ideas exploring various styles, types and materials.
Along with in-depth consultations and 3D rendering of the interiors, you will get the benefit of precise planning and a dedicated project manager to work out each step of the way. You can also peruse the Beautiful Homes online shop or retails stores in various cities for an exceptional range of furniture, lighting, home décor, accessories and wallpapers.
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