How to change a look of your home with bricks

When we say bricks we are talking about the feeling. Home is a place where we feel warmth and cosy. Therefore the decision of materials which will be presented in home intretior is very important. Through the decades bricks have been presented in interior design. Beginig from the medieval era truogh Victorian age till our time bricks suit every building and every interior.

Nowadays there are hundrads interior projects where the brickwall plays the dominate role creating an atmposphere in the place. This is one of the very few building materials which stays trendy and correspondes well with each style – from calssical appartment to the loft room. Futhermore, bricks look good in every type of a room – kitchen, livingroom, bedroom, corridor – in each situation it will be a perfect accent in creating a casual and warm atmosphere avoiding being ''too cosy''.

The variety of color pallete from the classical red, light gray till deep black brick colors could express yout personality and preferations.

Instead of choosing a flat colored wall it could be an interesting transforamtion of the space while choosing the bricks to add a slighlly visible texture for the wall. Even when the brick wall fits the color of other walls it will stand out very delicate and attract the attention. The key question is to concentrate on a feeling you want to have in your room and not accentuate it too much. But the combination of painted brickwall and exposed ones gives a great contrast.

In a poject of Tom Vanhee atelrier's Urban roof house the usage of bricks in the interioer describes it better then the words. The combination of bricks, large windowsand green plants gives us a good stylish feeling and the charming atmposphere.

Photographs: Filip Dujardin

This duplex apartment is situated on the third and fourth floor of a building in the centre of Brussels. Multiple unused small closed spaces on the fourth floor are replaced by one large living space. The dilapidated ceiling at the backside disappears and offers the apartment a renewed spaciousness. Large windows along the rear facade are folded around the terrace and bring the urban landscape to the heart of the house.

The many shafts and chimneys that cross the apartment because of the underlying functions, are not hidden. On the contrary, they form a crucial part of the interior and create a sequence of spaces. To accentuate the shafts and the spaciousness of the apartment, a couple of roof windows are added. It creates a changing play of light and shadow throughout the day.

Photographs: Filip Dujardin

However, the project Dusseldorf by AABE Bruno Erpicum & Partners combines bricks, concrete, glossy and matt white surfaces. The artist’s design highlights the existing brickwork that supports the flagstone roof; here again the wear inflicted over time is openly displayed. The architecture unpretentiously magnifies the materials. The kitchen is arranged in the exterior deambulatory. The bedroom is housed in a “white box” that has been perfected with the utmost care. The gloss painted furniture designed by architect Bruno Erpicum reflects the structural elements.

Photographs: Jean-Luc Laloux

The brick wall could fit any interior design, therefore each room and house can acquire new values. The game of colours and surfaces gives us an unlimited amount of ways in using bricks.