Array
Decorating

6 Different Ways To Jazz Up A Brick Wall

Here are some out-of-the-box ways to spruce up this industrial-style home staple

Shares
Photography: Michael Angelo Chua & Paolo Feliciano (Main Photos)

Almost every industrial-style home worth its salt has a brick wall. But an expanse of blank red brick and white grout can get a little bit boring, especially if it’s not decorated. There are different ways to finish and dress up brick walls (so your room won’t look like a café). Here are a few:

White paint

Want to lighten up industrial-style brick wall? Swab a thick coat of white paint over it. The end result can look either hipster, or country-style, or both (depending on your décor).

Distressed/whitewashed

Want to take your white brick wall a step further? Add texture and depth by whitewashing it. This would entail thinning your paint a bit to let the redness of the brick peek through. For a how-to video, click here.

All-black

Want an edgy room accent? Then go the opposite way and paint your brick wall black. The idea might seem Goth at first, but a black brick wall will contrast nicely against white-framed prints and a collection of thriving houseplants.

Pastel

Painting your brick wall a pale, ice cream color is sweet and hip at the same time. Colors to try: blush, aqua, or robins’-egg-blue, which go well with pale wood Scandinavian furniture and white upholstery.

Curtained off

If you have a large expanse of brick wall (or walls), you can curtain off a portion to cut the monotony. Use a thick curtain panel, patterned tapestry, or even a large painting.

Straight and even

If you think a staggered pattern is the only way to lay bricks, then you are mistaken. Have your bricks laid in a straight, even pattern, which would lend a very bold, architectural touch to the space.

MAIN PHOTOS: Michael Angelo Chua (left) & Paolo Feliciano (right). Interiors by Gwyn Guanzon and Wilmer Lopez. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

A Complete Makeover In Taytay For A Deserving Family

We revisit one of our most heartwarming makeovers by Grace Moslares for a deserving family with a child who needed a new home

These Are The Best Vacuum Cleaners To Buy At Every Budget

Whether your budget is high or low, these upright vacuum cleaners will be worth your money

Future Condo Owners Can Demand Wi-Fi Installation With a QR Code

Ortigas & Co. executive explains how property developers are innovating while remaining cautious

These 7 Things Should Be Taken Out Of Your Bedroom

Get rid of these things and make your bedroom a place where you can unwind from the stress of everyday life

A Cozy Makeover for a Bare One-Bedroom Condo Unit

Interior designer Angelica Dumalus transformed the once blank space into an envy-worthy home we want to call our own

5 Mistakes You're Making When Storing Food in the Refrigerator

Maximize the space and keep your food fresh by organizing it properly

These Things Inside Your Home May Be Making You Ill

Without proper and regular cleaning, you could be making your house a breeding ground of bacteria

How Pauleen Luna’s Home Style Has Changed Since Getting Married

The houses we've featured have striking similarities�"from the chosen style to the look and feel of the areas

8 Pantry Organizers You Can Count On

Keep your supplies in place with these trusty essentials

Expect Heavy Traffic as Rockwell Bridge Nears 30-Month Closure

The new bridge to replace it will cost Php1.2B and won't be completed until 2020

A Classic Townhouse In Quezon City With An Elegant, Neutral Palette

An interplay of classic American style and sophisticated design complete this dream home

This Pinay Exhibited Her Up-cycled Furniture At Paris Design Week

Willie Garcia, an interior designer and eco-warrior, showed her up-cycled creations at this international design fair
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!