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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

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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.

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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. 

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