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Bedrooms With Exposed Brick Walls

Bedrooms With Exposed Brick Walls

The bedroom is a retreat. A place for relaxation, pampering and most of all sleep, its walls are often forgotten in tired wallpaper and outdated skirting boards. Make your bedroom inspirational with a new look – an exposed brick wall. Beautiful when distressed, there’s no need to fear their instantly-stylish and hardy exteriors. Give your room a Scandinavian twist, with a full brick wall behind the bed in red. Make your headboard one of brick, in natural, distressed or painted tones. Make your brick a feature wall in an eclectic room, levelling up to a rich and personal design. Take a look at our top forty brick picks.

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  • Source: Target Point
Floored on a newspaper rug, this charcoal-painted brick wall provides a strong background for an industrial palace. A low-lying futon and bevy of chandeliers add finishing touches.

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  • Visualizer: Alex Koretskiy
Pops of purple and blue rise against this feature wall. Clad in charcoal with lighter brown dripping through, it creates a cosy yet artistic feel amidst simple wooden shelving and wicker cane.

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  • Source: Molteni
Make your bedroom a place for play with abstract decals and furniture. A wall of grey exposed brick leads to the rest of the interior, providing a muted and edgy backdrop.

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  • Visualizer: Peter Ang
Make the most of a curved skylight with a white brick wall underneath. This beautifully-lit room sets the scene with an abstract painting, oscillating wooden floor patterns and an easel to the side.

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  • Designer: Pikcells
The hipster would love this bedroom centred around distressed white brick. Paired with a ladder leading to a deconstructed wardrobe, its canvas chandelier marks a sleeping space beside a deerhide and record collection.

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  • Designer: One London
A triangle marks the spot, in this brick feature wall marked with pure white. Set in an attic space, a low-lying bed draws the eye with a grey throw and black bedside table lamps.

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  • Photographer: Carl Wooley
Want to widen your bedroom? Take a cue from this square space using beige brick around the window. Lined with white walls, a simple copper curtain rod and minimal accessories, it makes a small room seem large.

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  • Visualizer: NB Studio
Add texture to your bedroom with a white feature wall. The look is chic and eclectic – matched with wooden floors, a modern chandelier composed of handwritten notes, and an array of bold printed cushions.

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  • Visualizer: Elena Zhulikova
Create a room with a glow, with a hanging light over a brick wall. This subtly-dramatic space lined with brown-coloured curtains leans an abstract canvas against brick, inviting in the tired viewer.

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  • Visualizer: Curly Studio
A brick wall is perfect for a unisex space. Holding a row of white cabinets, it sits perfectly with a carved-out feature, three black-and-white prints and a gingham bedspread.

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  • Visualizer: Oleg Rasschepkinj
A calm, peaceful bedroom is supported by brick in muted tones. Holding a host of greyscale photos, a spotted blue-and-grey duvet with a beehive light holds attention amidst wooden furniture.

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  • Visualizer: Zrobym
Bring the outside inside with a headboard in brick. A green living wall to the side harks back to the garden; a low-lying bed a simpler type of living. With a typographic canvas and standing photographer’s lamp as features, the whole room screams art nouveau.

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  • Visualizer: Svitlana Petelko
Grey brick can help background pops of colour. This bedroom heroes terracotta and turquoise amidst a black bookcase, quilted grey block bed and monochromatic elements.

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  • Visualizer: Index
Unsure how to integrate many different elements? A distressed brick wall, like the one in this bedroom, can blend black, white and grey. Mixed with portrait canvases, a standing lamp and brown rug add a feeling of home to a glossy concrete floor.

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  • Visualizer: Uglyanitsa Alexander
Use brick as a canvas for individualism. This bedroom features The Beatles, a wood-engraved tree painting, London Underground collage and telescope out to the stars. Three dramatically-thick ceiling fans tie the tones in.

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  • Designer: Josephine Hurley
  • Photographer: Tom Ferguson
Red brick walls are always a classic. Pair yours with white chiffon curtains, bedding, pod chairs and a headboard cabinet for a fresh look that never dates.

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  • Visualizer: Nordes
A background of brick can pop out other features. Spiderman fans would appreciate this simple room of grey and white, with their hero to the right.

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  • Visualizer: Juliya Butova
Designate a place for a rest with a column of brick. Drenched in stone, taupe and light wood with a side of teal, this simple family room points to its feature with a clock. The modern wall sconces are from Arne Jacobsen.

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  • Visualizer: Juliya Butova
A wall of brick shines beside competing elements. Plywood, painted charcoal and rough-shod panels cover the floor and walls, in a room of differing colours and oscillating patterns.

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  • Visualizer: Isadhora Omar
The industrial bedroom is not complete without an interior brick wall. Faced by an aluminium cylinder and steel piping, a wall of square windows shines light onto red brick. A distressed wooden headboard and furry black rug finish the look.

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  • Source: Target Point
Want a bedroom that truly looks exterior? As if on a deck chair, this unique bed design sits with a poolside table and lush fern to either side. A skylight from the top bathes the room in light.

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  • Visualizer: Yarko Kushta
The urban loft has a perfect partner in exposed brick. This bedroom features blocked-out window panes, orange leather bedding, wheelable tables and building frames in a space far from conventional.

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  • Source: Target Point
Even the space age can carry a wall of brick. Lifting off in a Jetson’s style flight, this all-white bed and table integrate with potted cacti, leaning abstracts and a column of brick.

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  • Designer: Barasona
This light-hued bedroom with exposed brick wall mimics an industrial palace. Lit by an antique chandelier, square frame piping guards a space filled with hanging wooden furniture, tones of grey and soft bedside lighting.

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  • Visualizer: Andrey Novosiolov
More of an artist’s palace, this low-lying bedroom wows in exposed brick, wood and white. As a chandelier and silver bath sit to the side, the backing wall masks a close stairway.

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  • Visualizer: Anna Fedyukina
Another low-lying dream, this bachelor’s bedroom gives off good taste. A rough-shod wooden wardrobe leads to a suitcase-stack table. On a red brick wall, a monochrome horse rears its tail. A geometric mat holds a space for sleeping, while metallic lamps make for comfort.

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  • Designer: Emma Persson Lagerberg
Relaxed and functional, this small bedroom uses brick to full effect. Lined with a tumbling bookshelf, afloor lamp in copper and antique map look creative beside a red brick wall.

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  • Visualizer: Garza Camisay Arquitectos
Another smaller space, this room ensures red brick doesn’t close it in. Set on concrete with a full wall of windows, a multi-coloured bedspread helps tie it together.

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  • Designer: Union Studio
Make it classy with many windows interspersed with brick. Headed by a textured feature wall, thick black joinery and muted beige furniture give prominence to striking red brick.

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  • Designer: CTA Architects
Infuse Japanese culture, with a black and red bed headed by brick. This interesting space shows off a sea view in large window panels, while adding a roll-mat mattress and cubed ottoman to dreamtime.

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  • Designer: Pillar 3
Sense the forest, with an outside wall inside. Lined by sensational views, this large, square sleeping space makes bright blue stand out against red.

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  • Designer: Luiz Fernando Grabowsky
Want to make your bedroom space your own? Red brick can hold all your trinkets, books, paintings and office accessories, like it does in this modern bedroom.

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  • Designer: Crescent Builds
Comprised of a bedroom and lounging area, this space uses red brick to join the two. High chiffon curtaining and a tropical bedspread add light to white furniture and wooden floors.

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  • Source: Douglas Elliman
Hints of the tribal can work with red brick. This bedroom uses a lotus-patterned headboard to introduce the sleeping space. Roman blinds and a pearled hanging bulb are separated by brick and wooden tones.

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  • Designer: Lena Lalvani
A distressed brick wall can make quite a feature. Peppered with finds from around the world, it sits beside a blue and gold Florentine design and tribal headboard in perfect harmony.

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  • Designer: Tropical Space
The four poster bed fan can’t go past this Swedish sauna-inspired space. Eco-designed to let in cool air and light, it’s a man-made wonder.

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  • Source: Environment Furniture
Dotted with cross-incisioned brick panels, this unusual looking bedroom lets in light in one snazzy design. A wooden slat bed adds functionality and simplicity.

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  • Designer: Bauhaus Custom Homes
A softer, sleepier approach is awarded to this bedroom. Juxtaposing a red brick wall against leather, fur and a multi-textured rug, brick helps ground and solidify the design.

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  • Designer: Alterstudio
Create a simple beach look, with a brick wall in muted colouring. This bedroom plays with a denim-hued bedspread, red zigzag sheets and a cane basket table for a light, airy feel.

  • BUY IT
Don’t have the brick wall or budget to utilise? Choose from these cheaper options, easy to peel on and off your bedroom wall.


Several faux-brick options are available, if your budget and current home design won’t stretch. Try brick veneers, dry-wall, wallpaper or decals for a short or long-term solution to a beautiful bedroom.

Are you looking for the same brick wall finish for your living room as well? Do check out our post: 30 Living Rooms With Exposed Brick Walls.


Watch the video: Brick Walls. Cool Interiors with Exposed Brick Walls (November 2021).