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Brick wall in the interior of residential premises

The original design of surfaces is a popular design technique, and the most popular is the brick wall in the interior. Real masonry does not compare in atmosphere with imitation in the form of wallpaper or wall tiles, but visually, this type of cladding always looks very stylish. An interesting property of this versatile decor material is that it looks great in modern style. Nothing is able to emphasize a certain touch of antiquity in many styles, depending on the chosen variety and color. To correctly use the material appropriate for the tasks, use the tips of experienced designers outlined in the article.

Accent brick wall in the interior of the living room

Brickwork gives the interior of the living space solidity and weight

Which brick to use for the decor of living quarters

Ordinary piers, if they are correctly and neatly laid, do not require additional processing, especially for urban style. Although the most organic remains the old “red” material based on fired clay, the color block and white brick wall are increasingly used in the interiors of new buildings..

Spacious living room with loft-style brick walls

Exposed brickwork is ideal for loft-style spaces

Of course, there is no dispute about tastes, you can plaster and paint or leave a “virgin” surface, only slightly sanding it from excess solution. Old surfaces need more careful treatment, especially if plaster and whitewash are crumbling in places. There is even such a design technique, when not all the plaster is specially chaotically knocked over, but with chaotic shapeless spots. Upon completion, it is fixed with a primer, preparing under a colorless varnish.

It is a building material made from natural raw materials, which in many respects resembles a stone of the correct shape. For these purposes, it was invented, but under the influence of unfavorable factors, it tends to gradually collapse. In some places, the exposed brick in the interior of the apartment, as in the photo, looks inimitable. Unfinished surfaces based on natural material are treated with special products from construction supermarkets designed to increase the protection of bricks from destructive changes.

Making a partition between the windows with open masonry

In Scandinavian interiors, small fragments of brickwork are often used to emphasize the solidity of the walls of the house.

The uniqueness of industrial aesthetics is appreciated by designers. Probably because modern household appliances and original form of plastic furniture look spectacular against the background of the “brick” of the kitchen. Colored brick is a completely independent decor in an industrial interior, in a loft and high-tech style.

Important: The universal building material is also good because you can live in an unfinished house with unplastered walls inside, which have not yet decided what to finally cover.

It is impossible not to mention refractory bricks, which are indispensable for walls with real fireplaces. With such a facing, the owners of the house can not worry that the wall will overheat and ignite – fires are not dangerous to it.

Fireplace with white brick surface in the interior of the living room

Brickwork can be used to highlight an accent area with a fireplace

Today, the restoration of old walls is highly valued in the redesign of “Stalin” and other buildings, which are more than half a century old. As the saying goes, “to break – not to build”, and there is a tendency to keep the primary walls in their original form, a real retro!

Small open-plan masonry in a studio apartment and a “house without partitions” looks solid and reliable. It will remain a fashionable design technique after a while, especially in houses with a large area and apartments with zoning..

Brick base for the load-bearing beam in the kitchen-living room

Brick can be used to build a separate architectural element

Which cladding material to choose? Preference is taken into account, but the decision depends on many factors:

  • style;
  • color and shape;
  • method or pattern of masonry;
  • surface texture;
  • required technical characteristics.

Decorative rectangular blocks are usually used for the construction of vertical bases. They have a lot of advantages, so their capabilities are not limited to one partitions. Building blocks of different sizes and shapes are available in a large assortment with a variety of colors..

Red brick bar counter in a white living room

Stylish bar counter with brick base

The material is appreciated as environmentally friendly, it does not harm allergy sufferers who are sensitive to chemicals. Columns and small walls, arches and windowsill blocks between the room and the balcony, massive bases for interior aquariums and heavy shelves are made of it..

A budget alternative with the same aesthetic possibilities – textured wallpaper that looks like a real brickwork in the interior. This is the fastest and most affordable way to achieve the desired effect without building skills. Wall murals often imitate a part of a historical building or a fragment of a European street, entwined with ivy and flowering plants.

Brick wall decoration in the kitchen-living room

A wall with imitation brick will create the desired impression and will not reduce the volume of a small room

Decorative brick in the interior – choose a color

Three factors determine the appearance of a base made of decorative or facing bricks for interior decoration in the interior:

  • type of masonry (chain, Gothic, Dutch, Flemish, cross, bonded, spoon, chaotic);
  • finishing method;
  • shade of building blocks.

Designers often offer an unexpected solution, not only within the terracotta-reddish range or white silicate blocks. Most of this palette is presented in other, no less interesting proposals, depending on the inclusions and material release technology..

Graffiti in the form of a world map on the brick wall of the living room

Brick works well with graffiti

The following colors look most impressive:

  • White;
  • Gray;
  • black;
  • ocher;
  • sand;
  • pistachio;
  • terracotta;
  • chocolate;
  • straw.

Depending on the design concept, the brick wall can even be blue, green or black. This is justified if, for example, a background is used for a spectacular loft-style graffiti or for other aesthetic tasks involving “bricks”.

Black bed in a minimalist bedroom

White brick works well for minimalist interiors

Separately, it is worth noting the white color, it is appropriate in any room, visually expanding the space and adding light. If you could not find the right material, this will not be a problem if you paint the masonry in light colors. There will be more light, but then the natural material will not “breathe” under the film, absorbing and releasing excess moisture.

Important! If you want to protect the material from dampness, for example, in the bathroom, painting is justified. Any brick wall in a room with high humidity is pretreated with antifungal solutions, then the issue of coating is solved.

Gray looks modest, and at the same time aristocratic. Experts appreciate it as an excellent background for refined mirrors and other original decor in an elite setting..

Gray brick wall in modern bedroom

Neutral gray will create a calm backdrop for decorative elements

The material differs in texture:

  • glaze coating;
  • smooth baked;
  • chipped;
  • chopped;
  • wild;
  • rocky;
  • marble, etc..

The surfaces are usually smooth matte, but it is possible to choose a cladding with a glossy end or with a rough texture. Whitewashing or painting over real masonry is the best way to renovate without major renovations. Can be painted in any color, but slightly darker than the shade of the brick itself, so that there are no bald spots.

Decorating a brick wall above the sofa

Interesting combination of smooth surface with exposed brickwork

Aged brick does not have to be hidden under a layer of plaster if the base is laid out very skillfully. Designers suggest removing the top layer or picking up a building material with the same effect. Old brick left over after repairs can also be used for purely practical purposes. It remains to fold the wall again, impregnated with colorless varnish. The treatment will make the surface more pliable for cleaning..

Note! Brick-like wallpapers with varying degrees of moisture protection are produced. If the repair needs to be completed as soon as possible, saturate with matte varnish in 2-3 layers.

To be convincing for decorative purposes, the laid out base is slightly destroyed – they are modified with a chisel, files, blowtorch, building acids and other means.

Bar counter along the brick wall

Bare masonry should be covered with protective varnish

Any design project involves a stylistic solution. In a modern solution, a plasma panel on a brick wall in the living room interior is the main accent; in a classic English study, it is better to hide it behind a rotating picture. This is a versatile decor in many styles:

  • grunge is a typical retro French bourgeois who value comfort and quality things, time-tested, here time seems to have stood still (crumbling brickwork as a silent witness to the former luxury);
  • fusion is a product of eclecticism, where classical features are recognizable in a modern rethinking);
  • in a Scandinavian interior, a white wall is perceived most organically;
  • neo-gothic – an excellent solution with a black wall for high ceilings;
  • an excellent find in country and Provence style, only light unfinished plaster and whitewash;
  • hi-tech – his “ode to high technology” goes well with this brutal finish;
  • the classic assumes a skillful finish, the business card of the style is a fireplace with an open masonry.

Black sofa near a roughly finished brick wall

Brick walls suit many styles

Brick in the interior design of residential premises

The “brick” surface can decorate any room, but it is important to make the right choice of cladding. Then the brick wall in the interior will be perceived not just as a tribute to fashion or an original design solution, but as a real decoration of your personal space..

Living room design with high windows

Brick wall in a classic living room interior

Imitation or real masonry looks great in any living space, especially a large area. It is appropriate in a house without walls, in a two-level duplex, as well as in a compact “smart dwelling” and a studio-type apartment. Dark brick in kitchen design will perfectly set off light furniture, dishes and modern household appliances.

Advice. Choose a “brick” in an industrial interior if nothing else comes to mind. This is a practical decor for a kitchen apron, surfaces near the dining table, a “special feature” at the head of the bed and an inimitable backdrop for equipment..

Shelves with decorations on a brick wall

The texture of the brick wall adds a sense of coziness to the interior

Brick in the interior of the rooms

Brick wall in the design of the kitchen-living room

There is a place for brickwork in any room


In the hallway, this decor is most appropriate, but most often it remains a nondescript background for furniture, mirrors and interior doors. But even here you can apply some decorative techniques, for example, an “unfinished” partition or a “fortress” “destroyed” along the edges. The masonry can be presented in the form of a small column or block for zoning the space in front of the kitchen, separating part of the hallway from the long aisle.

Brick wall in the interior of the hallway

Near a brick wall, small dressers or tables look spectacular, over which it is appropriate to hang a mirror


In the bedroom, color decides everything. Some are wondering what the white brick wall goes with. It is not so important which shade of the bricks is pure white, milky or grayish. This universal solution fits almost everything, moreover, not only as a decor, but also purely practically.

Brick wall behind the headboard

In a dormitory, brick is most often used to highlight an accent wall.

A greyish tone will look flawlessly white against dark textiles and wood-like finishes, but will be muddy compared to crisp white sheets. In the interior of a modern bedroom, brickwork at the head of the bed will look extravagant, regardless of the chosen shade..

The corridor

In long corridors, recreation and aisles of large private houses, you should not spend on finishing if the design of a brick wall in the interior looks very impressive.

Brick wall in a narrow corridor

You can decorate the wall of a narrow corridor with your favorite photos.


In the kitchen, these techniques are also quite appropriate, and in the interior of the cooking room it looks the most organic. Any non-standard imitation of a hearth with open masonry will be an excellent decor in a country style, retro or imitation of a setting in the spirit of a Romanesque castle. The brick base is suitable for the bar counter between the kitchen and the dining room, and also as a window sill between the balcony and the compact dining room.

Small kitchen with white brick wall

A white brick wall will visually increase the space of a small kitchen

Living room

In the modern living room, a lot of design ideas are used to use masonry for practical purposes. Decorative brick in the interior is always popular, especially for large areas. According to the same principle of laying, partitions are made of glass blocks and mirror tiles. Diodes are brought under individual glass blocks to create an original lighting design.

Dark gray corner sofa

A dark gray brick wall will create a pleasant, soothing atmosphere in the living room.

A large brick archway is another win-win trick. All these “tricks” perfectly complement the imitation wallpaper and real masonry. Extraordinary coziness on cold nights will provide a real fireplace with decorative facing, but even imitation will give the room aristocracy and comfort.

Studio apartment

In a studio apartment, loft apartment and a two-level duplex, masonry decor is often used under the staircase space and in the entrance recreation. This technique gives the industrial “brutality” that distinguishes this style.

Living room interior with bed on the second floor

Clay red brick walls attract attention and become the main decorative element of the interior


The bathroom and toilet, mini-pool and shower room, due to temperature changes and high humidity, are not so easy to cover with something other than tiles. Today, the so-called “hog” tile, which resembles a brick in shape and appearance, is becoming more and more popular, and it is laid in the same way.

Brickwork in the interior of the bathroom

For the bathroom, facing brick would be the best option.

Copper alloy bathtub in a room with white tiles on the walls

Or brick-shaped ceramic tiles

Equally interesting are rectangular glass blocks – a durable translucent material that allows light to pass through, but distorts the silhouette behind the wall. If you still prefer a natural analogue, choose a hyper-pressed block that does not collapse under the influence of moisture, but it is better to treat the masonry with fungicides.

General recommendations for use

1. Moderation Brick in the interior is used dosed, 1 vertical plus fragmentary decor (accent wall, niche, arches, columns, partitions).
2. Correspondence Stylistically masonry must be justified.
3. Functionality Each decorative element must perform a specific task (be useful in the house).
4. Design creative It’s just that the wall is not interesting, it is a suitable background or an independent decorative element..
5. Combination with other finishes Bare surface works well with rough, unplastered surfaces, wood, plaster, stone and metal.
6. Original or drawing Real masonry should not be supplemented with paper imitation – only wallpaper, painted brick in the interior, or only bare “wild”.

Double bed in a room with a blue brick wall

Cozy romantic atmosphere in the bedroom with a blue brick wall

Decorative cladding for masonry is a universal design technique. Such a surface is easy to care for. It is easy to update it during the next repair – to win, repaint or completely hide it behind plaster and wallpaper. For more interesting variations on this material, see our photo gallery.

Video: the pros and cons of using brickwork in the interior

Photo: 50 stylish combinations

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