Interior Obsessions – Brick

By Modern Simplicity • Updated on 07/07/2021


Lately, I’ve been obsessed with brick. Raw and new, old and whitewashed, painted, used. It has such texture and feeling. Whether used as a floor or on the wall, brick is a wonderful warm material for the home. Perhaps you don’t like the orangey tone of a standard brick? Try grey or cream-colored ones. Or just paint it over – but be sure to let the shape of the brick and the lines of the mortar show through!

Wishing you lived in an old loft with that exposed industrial look? Try adding brick to an end wall! Just be sure that the wall doesn’t continue past a window or door and your makeover can be seen as not original. Or have you found a brick wall under old wallboard? Take it off! Let those beautiful bricks shine through.

(above) Herringbone Brick Floor


Used Brick in Kitchen + Partial Plaster over Brick


Painted Brick Bedwall


Dark Brick Flooring


Dark Painted Brick Wall + Used Brick Corner

Amy wrote this post. She is the designer and owner of FormFire Glassworks, where she creates modern lampwork glass beads and jewelry, and by day designs custom homes for a small firm in Southern California. You can follow her twitter @formfireglass.

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My favorite part of this article is just to make sure the wall doesn’t go past a window or entrance, otherwise, your makeover will appear unoriginal. Someone recently told me about this and it is different from what I understand. Thanks for helping me understand interior masonry.

Jeff Carbine

I couldn’t agree more! Brick is oh so wonderful! It adds a rustic, raw feeling to any room. I really liked the brick floor. …however falling would NOT feel so good…
– Dusty.

- Dusty.

This looks great. Seems like a new trend coming up.

xo Janika

janika R

Interior Obsessions – Brick via @zite


Amazing exposed Brick


I go back and forth on whether I’d want a brick wall in our home, but Amy’s roundup is definitely making me think about it again. Thanks for stopping by Vicki.


I’ve ALWAYS loved brick. I really really really want a fantastic brick wall in my future house. Or all brick walls. That would make me happy too 🙂


I have to agree with you on that Tanya. I love it too.


I love the look of the brick on that kitchen floor. It really adds something special to it.


Interior Obsessions – Brick: Lately, I’ve been obsessed with brick. Raw and new, old and…

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