One of the most intriguing décor trends to have reemerged in recent years is an affinity for brick interior décor. There’s just something about brick décor for the interior of homes that creates a special kind of ambience that’s simply incomparable. One of the best things about brick is, of course, that it’s incredibly durable. Building with this kind of material is building for the future. What’s more, because of that sturdiness, building with brick can be a great way to add to the long-term value of your home.
Even so, one of the most popular trends with interior brick decorating has less to do with brick structures themselves and more with how they’re accented. Accenting your brick interiors is a beautiful way to add a touch of class or bohemian artistry to your home.
And here are a few great ideas for doing just that!
Exposed Brick Walls
While painted or covered brick walls can have their own decorative charm, one of the great keys to accenting brick in your home’s interior is to start with an exposed brick wall. This puts the brick full on display. That in turn allows guests to see the color and texture of your brick first-hand, which creates a more “real” look in a space. What’s more, because this look is often used in coffee shops and similar settings, this type of look can give a kitchen or living room space a very chic, bohemian look.
While red brick certainly has its place in home décor setups, when it comes to interior design, you’re going to want to opt for differently-colored bricks. The different colors should complement one another with a mixture of light and dark bricks coming together to create a unique look for your wall.
One way to achieve this effect is to whitewash certain bricks. This can be particularly useful if you have bricks that are stained or damaged. Whitewashing these bricks can give you the bright, light-colored bricks that you’ll want and need to offset the darker ones, creating a sense of artistic balance and harmony. Another bonus? The fresh coat of paint involved in whitewashing can revitalize “dull” bricks into bright, eye-catching parts of your décor.
Match Your Kitchen Design
Kitchens are some of the most popular places to show off some exposed accented brick designs. That said, to get the most out of that design choice, you want to have your accented bricks match the overall décor scheme of your kitchen. If your kitchen’s décor is built around a rustic theme, you’re going to want to opt for a rougher, more rustic look in your brick wall with highly textured bricks. If your kitchen reflects a more modern design ethos, you’re going to want a sleeker look for your bricks, which can mean whitewashed and painted bricks or even a few artful splatters of paint across their edifice.
Bathroom Brick Designs
While they are less common than their kitchen counterparts, bathrooms featuring accented brick designs can succeed beautifully for that very reason. It’s a lovely, less-common design choice that can set your bathroom décor apart. You’ll want to opt for bricks that are understated and accented so as to show off deeper reds; of course, make sure that any bricks you use can stand some moisture.
Revitalize your home décor with the bohemian chic look of exposed accented brick walls.