Brick walls are in general used outdoors along the patio or backyard. However did you know that you can also use them inside of your home? Interior brick walls are very popular nowadays with many home interior styles, ranging from classic, retro to modern and contemporary.
One of the reasons why people like to have interior brick walls is because they can effectively change the look of their room to something totally unique. Also the brick is a sturdy material that can provide warmth and great appeal to the room where the wall is placed. Also it is fire proof so it is very safe to use indoors.
There are several ways to use interior brick walls and here are a few ideas to get you started.
Paint your bricks for a unique look
You can easily paint over your bricks to get a different look for your room. All you need is to use a stiff bristled brush to remove the dirt and dust from your aged brick and then coat it with a primer. Use either latex or cement based paints as they work best with bricks in general. Do not use rubber, oil based or even epoxy paints.
Tile your bricks
You can also use ceramic tiles to cover a part of your brick to give it a truly different look. Mosaic or stone tiles are great to enhance the decor of any boring plain wall. You can either use the tiles to add them up to the ceiling or only halfway upwards, it’s really up to you, depending on the look you want to achieve.
Hang decorations on your brick walls
You can easily hang any pictures or wall art on the bricks by using concrete screws and lead anchors that will effectively hold your heavier wall decor in place. Paintings are great to hang on them and they make for an effective wall decoration that changes the look of the entire room.