When most people think of a wall, they think of old houses rather than modern houses.
While these two design styles may seem contradictory, they can actually work well together.
An inner brick wall adds a bit of texture to a wall that otherwise seems too dull.
As a classic material, Brick also has a degree of timelessness that allows a home to stay fashionable for decades.
Why use stones?
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Here’s a bit of history: In the late 1900s, many old homes struggled to stay presentable. The walls were removed and people found it too expensive to repair or replace the damaged plaster.
The solution – expose the wall and reveal the bricks. That way, people didn’t have to worry about maintaining the appearance of the wall by such costly means.
Exposed bricks can last a long time without many complications. In the end, this was the best option at the time and it quickly became a fashionable addition to the home.
Not only was this design popular for its cheapness, it also gives the house a certain charm and industrial feel.
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An exposed wall can convey a sense of history in a modern home. It can be calming and connect you to the past.
It can also create a sense of toughness that can help someone feel safe and calm. The brick wall decor gives the room a touch of elegance and sophistication.
It gives a look at your personality and suggests strength and tradition. It can also be a great way to spice up a room instead of going with the usual boring drywall or glass.
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Many people hesitate to try a wall for their home. This is because they often envision layers of brown or reddish brick in their home.
While this is still possible, brick walls can also be supplied in other colors like white. Usually you can paint a brown / red brick wall white or buy ready-made white painted bricks.
Here are some ideas of what to do with brickwork painted white:
White brick wall ideas
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A single white brick wall in your bedroom provides the ideal space for your bed. Use a wooden frame for the bed to add more style to the whole area and to compliment the traditional style.
Not what else to do for the bed? Just stick to the color white or go for a partially white color like beige or shades of gray.
Your pillows, sheets, comforters, and bedding should be either one or a combination of these colors.
It’s best not to make the entire bed white, as placing it against a white wall can cause white to dominate the room and make it less attractive.
Don’t forget to use these colors on objects that surround the bed, such as a chair. B. a bedside lamp, a bedside table, a carpet or a picture frame.
If you want your room to be focused on serenity, try a full bedroom with white brick walls. It may seem like too much to have every wall made of white brick, but if done correctly it can greatly enhance the beauty and overall serenity of your bedroom.
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Brick walls are common in lofts. Mix things up and make your loft unique by adding a glass door and multiple windows. This makes the loft feel spacious and airy.
Have a wall on one side of the loft and another textured wall on the other. This creates a structural balance without overusing the stones.
The textures of these two walls allow for a subtle variation in the loft that enhances the overall look.
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Try Ecléctico Salón – just put different chairs in a versatile space to create a unique look.
Sometimes it can be nice to have chairs close by or by the wall.
Use wooden chairs but with a modern design to keep your home in the 21st century.
You may want to put some fabric on the chair. Take into account basic geometric shapes on the fabric to add some sophistication and interest to the area.
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Rustic designs are becoming increasingly popular, especially in kitchens. Rustic is considered charming and almost romantic.
Add this by using white – the color of purity – and the texture of brick. Spices and fresh herbs can be stored in the wall, which makes the wall look even more natural and rustic.
Another way to use a large wall in the kitchen is to put a white marble counter in front of it. That way, the wall is not the focus.
Instead, it’s a great way to emphasize the space and add a little variety. Modernize the look by adding a stainless steel sink.
You can add a few pops of color across the kitchen to draw attention away from the wall while also creating contrast. A picture on the wall has the same effect without leaving the wall free.
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Put black furniture in front of or near the white brick wall for a stunning contrast of colors and textures. Complete the wall with beige, especially for the other walls.
Turn your plain brick wall into a cozy fireplace. Give the fireplace a classic feel by carving designs and patterns into the mantle. And no fireplace is complete without a few items sitting or hanging on it.
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If you think your wall is too old-fashioned, modernize it with other colors. Use Scandinavian accents to liven up the wall.
Accents can work in two ways: they can stand out from the color or they can complement it. Dark colors like brown, black, and gray are used as a contrast to white.
This draws more attention to both colors and makes the white appear lighter when the other color appears darker. Lighter colors that are closer to white, e.g. B. beige, can complement the color.
Both colors go well together and no color stands out too much. They mix and are the same so one color doesn’t over-dominate the other.
Texture can also either contrast or complement. For example, a rich piece of furniture complements the white brick wall.
Styling Homes for White Brick Walls
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There are many ways to build a wall into the house and it will largely depend on your theme or mood for the room.
In general, a white brick wall always looks good when it has an industrial and / or Scandinavian appearance. With this in mind for your home, here are some tips to keep in mind:
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- White or gray furniture can make a room more spacious and fits into the brick wall so that the more accentuated parts of the room come into their own.
- Don’t be afraid of having metal in the same room as your wall. Chandeliers and glass objects actually help make the wall and space more industrial.
- For furniture and curtains, use upholstery or other coverings with sharp lines to contrast with the clumping of the bricks.
- Just because the wall has a rigid and rough surface doesn’t mean it isn’t appropriate to include a plush object in the room. It can actually add to the wall, making the room feel more “homely” and less austere.
- Use natural or artificial light to highlight the features of the wall.
- To improve the natural appearance of exposed bricks, consider incorporating some plants. The wall and plants may remind you of a garden and help you relax when you walk into the room.
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Brick walls are a classic design that can work in any room. White stones make a great backdrop and are easy to furnish.
For this reason, it is best to have an idea of what you want the room with the wall to look and feel like. You don’t want to create the wrong atmosphere for your room!