The use of brickwork in living room interior design became a popular trend a few years ago. The presence of such a finish in a house or apartment fills the whole room with a special atmosphere.
Which living room will it decorate?
At first glance, it may seem that a brick wall is the enemy of space; it visually reduces the size of the room, making it gloomy. This is a completely wrong reasoning, most famous designers can argue with it. The brick wall will fit into any interior. It is only necessary to correctly choose the style of design, the size of the occupied area, the size and method of laying the bricks.
There are several types of design.
Initially, this version of masonry, called rustic, was used only in outdoor architecture. This finish was similar to the facing of the outer walls with rectangular and correctly folded stones, which were tightly fitted to each other. The front side has always remained rough and uncouth. Rustovka has a decorative and functional purpose. It looks impressive in contrast to the elegant furnishings. It can be used for soundproofing walls.
For interior design, this is an unusual type of masonry that makes you wonder whether you are outdoors or indoors. This technique looks very impressive when decorating the walls of a living room with windows. In this case, it is possible to simulate the street atmosphere.
We decorate the fireplace
The fireplace is often the main element of the living room and attracts attention. With the help of brickwork, it is possible to smooth out or increase the contrast between the fireplace and the walls, creating the desired mood. In any case, it will look chic, regardless of whether the room has a real wood-burning fireplace or an imitation of it.
We give character to a smooth texture
The use of refined brickwork gives the living room wall a special character. The interior of the room creates a feeling of coziness, the textured objects chosen for its creation look brighter and stand out favorably against a relatively smooth surface. On this topic, you can fantasize by placing a mirror on the wall, surrounding it with a decorative frame. The highlight of the smooth-textured wall is that, against its background, almost all interior items will look textured and original (all kinds of bedside tables, sofas, floor lamps, sconces, vases, relief paintings).
Purity of white
The snow-white brick wall is successfully combined with the interior of the hall in any style (modern, classic, ethnic). This color is perfect for dreamy boho, soulful provence and loft fashion trend. The white color of the wall is associated with lightness and ease, evoking positive emotions.
In such a living room, you can relax and unwind after a busy day at work; colored pieces of furniture and interior should be used as accents.
The technique of mixing different styles has been known for a long time. One of the advantages of a brick wall is its ability to blend perfectly with furniture, flooring and objects in different styles (in one or more). In such an interior, everything is acceptable: textiles, metal, wood, various ornaments and strict monotony.
The loft style, which has become popular recently, is difficult to imagine without a brick wall.It is characterized by the use of concrete, metal, natural wood, bright accents are pipes, beams and everything that is hidden behind decorative boxes in other styles. Loft interiors mean the absence of curtains on the windows, tablecloths on the tables, they are characterized by light bulbs without lampshades, a discreet carpet, or none at all.
The industrial-style brick wall appears to be the most ancient element of the living room, reinforcing its primary right to exist. It matches any furniture. It is hard to go wrong here, as this style was originally used by the poor who could not afford expensive pieces of furniture. It's easy enough to create a beautiful loft wall. It is necessary to choose a brick with an "antique" effect.
It should be uneven in color, chips and cracks are encouraged. The unevenness of the masonry and the different thickness of the seams, clots of mortar will only emphasize the industrial style of the style.
To create an exquisite interior of the living room, the brick wall is carefully putty. In this case, the relief of the surface disappears, but the original pattern of the brickwork remains. After that, the wall lends itself to light tint in light shades (you can choose ivory, delicate beige and light gray tones). This is a great base for many styles, but the brick wall is the most harmonious of all to fit into a vintage living room.
A brick wall in the interior design of a living room will look stylish and modern if it is painted in a rich fashionable color. It is worth noting that juicy burgundy, dark blue, dark green or graphite shades give a special character to the room, they are better combined with laconic furniture and interior items. The technology of painting a brick wall has its own characteristics, since the surface of the brick is quite porous, and requires preliminary preparation.
First, it is pickled, then putty and primed. Only after carrying out all these activities, they start painting.
To obtain a beautiful shade, you will need not one, but several layers of paint.
Ways to create a brick wall
Let's take a look at a few basic materials.
Bricklaying is the most logical way to create a brick wall in a living room. If you live in a brick house, all you need to do is clean the real wall from putty and plaster. Then the brick must be sanded and the seams must be rubbed. Sanding and grouting is also necessary for the brick wall lined for the interior of the hall. Finally, you can cover the wall with varnish or paint.
Imitation of bricks can be created using a stencil and a special textured roller. You can simulate masonry using ordinary plaster, making grooves-seams in it until it hardens. With the help of a picture, you can create bricks, cracks, adding a window overlooking the street and other decorative elements.
Pasting walls with brick wallpaper is considered a fairly simple and inexpensive way to decorate a wall in a living room. Such wallpaper can be with a pattern and textured bricks for further painting. The first option is ordinary photo wallpaper, the second implies the ability to choose a color and further re-painting.
Using decorative panels, you can create a trendy living room interior while minimizing costs. At the same time, the assortment of stores has a huge selection of panels in color and size of the bricks themselves. In this way, you can hide irregularities and additionally isolate the wall from noise. The advantage of this method is the high speed of panel installation and the ability to quickly replace them if necessary.
It is a thin material that looks like a real brick. It is glued to the wall using a special glue designed for artificial or natural stone. Then the seams are rubbed with grout.The color palette of facing bricks is more than rich. In addition, there is a choice of shape and texture.
Veneer is a thin tile. Laying takes place on the prepared surface using tile glue and crosses, followed by grouting. As a rule, veneers are available in white and red.
You will learn how to make a brick wall in a house with your own hands in the next video.