If you also sigh for an apparent brick wall, continue reading this post. They are rustic, but can also leave the environment delicate and full of romanticism. The bricks are versatile and fit into the decor of any room, from the bathroom to the bedroom, passing through the living room and kitchen. In each environment they show themselves in a unique way and are super high in decoration projects.
If you live in an older house, know that they used to be made with mud bricks. In that case, it is possible to peel the plaster until you reach the bricks. Therefore, a thorough work is needed so that the wall can be well used. Don’t worry about a few cracks or imperfections, they help compose the look. What cannot happen are structural cracks when trying to remove the plaster.
But then you must be wondering: “how to use exposed bricks if the house was not originally built with them?” You can achieve this in several ways, including you who have bricks below the plaster, but are not in the mood to suffer with breakage inside the house.
Currently, some ceramic coverings imitate brick perfectly, reproducing the color, texture and shape of bricks with great quality. Another option is brick shells or demolition bricks that can be attached to the wall as a coating. In this case, the end result is much more realistic and causes a more rustic effect than ceramics.
If you want to stay away from the dirt of a work, you can choose to cover the wall with a brick adhesive. There are countless stickers of this type on sale, but look for the most realistic ones, even if they cost a little more, in the end the result will surprise you.
And don’t think that little bricks are all the same. Quite the contrary, they can be very different in each project, depending on the color used. You can choose the one that best suits the style of your home. However, this option is only for real bricks or demolition bricks, ceramic bricks or stickers do not allow painting.
In the case of real bricks, you can apply resin, varnish or patina depending on the effect you want to cause. Ink is also welcome. The bricks receive very well any color of latex paint. White is one of the most used colors. The color highlights the rusticity of the bricks, without, however, neglecting the typical lightness and delicacy of white.
Darker colors, such as black, gray and navy blue, are also widely used to compose the decoration of more modern and youthful environments. Light gray, in turn, brings sophistication, especially if combined with white and black.
Now, if you opt for ceramic tiles, don’t think you’ll run out of color options. The coatings available on the market are found in different tones, from the lightest to the darkest. Don’t forget to check which grout color is best suited for the chosen coating.
With the wall ready it’s time to decorate. The apparent brick wall matches pictures with black or colored frames, depending on the decoration style, mirrors, potted plants, shelves and niches. The primary colors in contrast with the bricks combine particularly well, if the intention is to create a more rustic and cool environment.
For more modern decorations, bet on furniture and objects with straight lines to rest against the wall. If the idea is to create a more retro atmosphere, old and rounded furniture will look great together with the brick wall.