Had it been a decade ago, an exposed brick wall in a single area of the house would have put you to shame in front of the guests. Now it has turned out a style statement and is quite popular with modern home interiors as an accent wall or focal point of a room. You too can try it by following these tricks of the trade.
The Cafe Style
In this day and age, the ever-sprouting cafes in localities flaunt whitewashed exposed brick walls as a backdrop for Kolkata memories in the form of framed photographs or sketches. Experimenting the same in your kitchen cum dining area will infuse it with the same laid back feel. And you will also save on the expenses of frequenting to such locations. A bright yellow would suit the wall for demarcating the kids’ play area.
Show True Colour
When working on the living room accent wall, keep the original orange colour of the exposed bricks, intact. Anything starting from the sofa to the floor rug of the same hue as that of the wall can be used for creating a cosy nook.
Concealing maximum of an exposed brick wall and only leaving only a narrow border uncovered to complement the other brick walls. Mount a display of framed photographs in a sequence, paintings or artwork. Create your gallery at home and leave others in awe.
The exposed brick wall can be made exciting simply with the use of Indian textiles in bright hues that can be changed from time to time as per your mood or fancy. Quirky accessories such as ancient tapestries, decorative vintage lanterns, tribal masks are powerful add-ons.
The rustic texture of brick walls can be balanced with contemporary pendant lights or colourful chairs for a complete look. If it is the dining area then a live-edge wooden table would be befitting. The idea is to add brilliance to the brown or orange brick background either through colour or light or a combination of both.
The raw appearance of the exposed brick wall has its countryside charm that can be uplifted in a modern way with the help of furnishings that have solid textures such as wooden or bamboo window treatments.
The large verandah has been hugely taken over by strips of balcony in modern apartments due to dearth of space. An exposed brick wall is of great help to these areas in generating an outdoor vibe without the need to shell out. Few green plants and warm lighting will do the trick for those intimate coffee sips with your partner.
The hint of metallic copper or silver finish in the form of utensils and faucets against the exposed brick wall in the kitchen is an amazing sight to behold. Use corals, greens or mustard in the upholstery, rugs or curtains to wonderfully pair them with the brown of the bricks.
Did these tips spark your imagination? To know more, stay in contact with the best of interior designers in town that can identify the exact problem regarding space or any other aspect to provide the fittest solution possible.