Written by Hugh Metcalf

6 inspiring homes with exposed brick walls

Whether you’re looking for urban industrial style or country chic, exposed brick and stone walls deliver atmosphere and ambience by the hod-load.

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An exposed brick wall is an easy way to bring another texture to a space and make a real style statement. Whether you’re pulling off the plaster, or recreating the look with brick slip tiles, it can be a transformative project.

We look at 6 different homes with exposed brick detailing to see just what you can achieve.

A subtle backdrop 

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Image: Colin Poole 

A feature wall doesn’t always have to be a dominant feature, as this rustic kitchen goes to show. By using an exposed brick wall on the rear wall, it playsa background role to the french doors, a large mirror and the vertical radiator, adding a beautiful texture to the space without overwhelming it.

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Chimney breast

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Image: Rachel Smith

For a small section of brickwork, a chimney breast can make a brilliant focal point. In this kitchen, it incorporates the chimney breast that incorporates the range cooker, adding another dimension to this monochrome kitchen scheme.

Read more: Exposed brickwork: top tips for removing plaster  

Feature wall 

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Image: Colin Poole

If you’re choosing to extend your home, decided that you’ll be featuring an exposed brick wall early in the process. You may be able to use the existing rear wall of your home as a design feature, or you could search out beautiful decorative bricks for the construction to ensure that your exposed brick is exactly as you want it.

Retaining features 

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Where exposed brick or stone is a natural feature of your home, it may not always be super functional and can dominate if it takes up an entire wall, let alone an entire room! Strike teh right balance between exposed and plaster walls and you’ll get all the benefits of natural features and none of the drawbacks.

Partially exposed

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Image: Katie Lee

This growing interior trend sees uneven, rough edges of plaster onto exposed brick, offering a more organic, but rustic or industrial look. Getting the shape and location of this may be a case of trial and error, but we think it can be super successful, as it is in this scheme.

White-washed

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Image: Malcolm Menzies

This beautiful home marries a whole load of exposed brick trends. Partially exposed brick? Check. Decorative Dado rail? Check. But it’s the white-painted finish that sets this home apart from the others in this round-up – a brilliant way to add more texture to the space without the red brick or yellow stone colouring lead the interior design too much.

 

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