The use of the “brick wall effect” reception successfully keeps pace with the world trends from year to year. The most commonly used method of laying bricks on a wide frontal wall from floor to ceiling. The favorite design is an imitation of untreated facade bricks “under the old days” or neat white masonry with the same white seams.
To make a difference, we have collected some interesting solution for the walls using the same bricks that are not so widely used, but from this are no less interesting and worthy of attention.
Use a dull colored stain
The brick wall can be successfully painted in one color. And this color can be picked up by the fan in the building store, and here you have a huge range for creative searches and solutions.
You can use the prevailing shade of your interior or, conversely, make the wall accent and contrast in relation to other objects and surfaces.
Using a paint that persistently tolerates cleaning and wet cleaning, you will protect yourself from further problems when cleaning.
Imitate sloppy plaster
The application of this effect looks very picturesque “live”. All that is necessary – in some places it is not too neat and uneven to apply plaster. As a result, some areas you will be hidden behind its layer completely, some – will not be touched at all, and in some places bricks will be viewed through a thin layer of plaster.
Use this technique on open surfaces, because if you plan to make a wall with furniture or hang a massive decor on it, all efforts can be in vain – after all, the fruits of your creativity, no one will see the fruits of your creativity.
Select a brick chimney
If your house has a luxurious real fireplace, decorate its portal and the chimney itself can be just brickwork. And, regardless of the style, it can be rough or very neat. Such an original version of decoration is often perceived by itself, without regard for the degree of elegance or, conversely, the brutality of the surrounding interior. And unexpected contrast will most often play into your hands.
Apply non-standard layout methods
The most common way of laying bricks – with a step “one to two.” This means that each next row you move to the floor of the brick, say, to the right. With such a clutch through one – step is repeated, and you get a kind of “chess”, only in the performance of rectangular elements.
In this case, we suggest that you go the other way, and make an even one-to-one layout, without any bias.
It looks very neat and tidy, and it will look particularly good in laconic modern interiors that love simple lines and symmetry.
Combine layout options
If you want, you can also use several options for laying a brick on one wall.
Especially it will be appropriate if the wall itself assumes some kind of architectural ledges or niches.
In this case, it will be easier for you to make accurate transitions and pruning patterns. Such experiments look great and revitalize the interior. It’s important not to overdo it – it’s strictly not recommended to use more than three layout methods on one plane.
Do not stop on templates
A somewhat unexpected reception, but nevertheless no one said that the “brick” should be of standard size. Slag block or foam block also fit to line up and decorate yourself with the design of a minimalist bathroom, living room or even a bedroom. Such an unconventional approach clearly will not go unnoticed.
Seams between blocks are usually made with cement, but nobody forbids making them colored. Although the most commonly used technique is tone-to-tone. Experiment not only with shape and color, but also with scale.
Focus on the wrong wall
In the continuation of the topic of exit from the standards. Try to approach the design of the walls and unexpectedly pay a lot of attention in the veneer plan not to the front wall – the widest, most noticeable and everywhere viewed, namely the end walls. It can be corners, extensions, walls with windows. Leave the center of the composition as calm as possible, decorating it with objects of art. But the frame for these treasures can be decorated with rough brickwork.
Decorate the kitchen apron with a brick
Of course, it is preferable to use easily washable materials in finishing the kitchen apron. That is why, for the sake of justice, it is worth noting that in the area of the cooker, if you like to cook often, putting bricks is hardly worth it. Often they have a rough surface and are not so well washed. But the rest of the plane is quite possible to decorate with masonry.
The facing material should be treated with a special matte oil or impregnation. The appearance of the bricks from this will not change, but the properties – still like that. Cleaning in the kitchen will make you much easier.
Combine processing options
Try to combine the final impregnation with transparent impregnation and paint. You can select strips – horizontal, vertical, or even beveled at an angle. You can also cut out the stencil and paint large patterns on the brick wall. The main principle here is to use the most contrast materials, so that the final result is clearly visible, as well as the joints between the layers.
Experiment, create your interesting solutions, be inspired by tips and create a new and beautiful. The brick is so popular that it has ample opportunities in terms of design, it is very diverse in texture, color and ways of laying. It will become for you a guarantor of success and a push to not be afraid and to embody good ideas in life.