Brick Veneer Interior Wall

If you are a homeowner or a designer always looking for new ways to add interest and something unexpected to a space, consider a brick veneer interior feature. A brick veneer focal point, such an accent wall, delivers something fresh, yet timeless, to any project.

What Is Brick Veneer?

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While people often associate the word “veneer” with something artificial, in the world of brick it refers to a thin piece of real masonry brick — about ½’’ to one inch thick that can take the place of full-faced brick for decorative purposes.

There are two ways to make brick veneers: Manufacture a full-size brick, then saw off a thin section of it (wasteful and more expensive), or extruding and cutting the soft clay in thin sections, then drying and firing it (no waste and less expensive).

When it is to be used for large exterior projects, brick veneers can be precast in forms that are then delivered to construction sites. This is a fast and economical method for creating brick exteriors for buildings and even residences. For smaller exterior or outdoor projects or for interior applications, brick veneers can be set with mortar and grouted, in a process similar to tile installation.

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Brick Veneer Interior Design Solutions

From the Great Wall of China to Kensington Palace and the Chrysler Building, brick is an icon of permanence and enduring beauty. However, brick isn’t limited only to exterior uses. Brick adds warmth, character and texture to a variety of interior applications, including walls in commercial buildings and even in homes. Brick veneers are the beautiful, textural, authentic solution to adding warmth and interest in interior design.

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Brick walls can serve as perfect focal point in many of interior design styles, including:

  • Industrial: Exposed brick walls are a hallmark of industrial style. They can be paired with metal accents, concrete floors, and Edison bulbs to create a raw and edgy look.
  • Rustic: Brick walls can also be used to create a rough-hewn look. They can be paired with wood beams, distressed furniture, and natural fabrics to create a warm and inviting space.
  • Farmhouse: The farmhouse look is still a popular one, and has been for over a decade. For a fresher approach, swap out the shiplap accent wall for brick — or pair it with brick. Brick walls are a classic element of farmhouse style, especially when they are distressed. It can be paired with whitewashed furniture, shiplap walls, and vintage accents to create a charming and cozy look.
  • Boho: Brick walls can also be used to create a boho look. They can be paired with patterned textiles, a mix of furniture, and plants to create an artistic and eclectic space.
  • Modern: Brick walls can also be used to create a modern look. They can be paired with clean lines, minimalist furniture, and metallic accents to create a sleek and sophisticated space.

In addition to these styles, brick walls can also be used to add a touch of character and charm to any interior design scheme. With their versatility and durability, brick veneers are a timeless and stylish choice for any home. Brick can also be used to create unique and interesting features in a home. For example, a brick archway can add a touch of elegance to a living room, or a brick wine cellar can create a cozy and inviting space.

Creative Brick Accent Walls

How can you create extra interest, texture, and style to a brick accent wall? Here are a few tips:

  • Instead of a standard running bond pattern, consider laying the thin bricks in a basketweave, herringbone, diagonal herringbone, stacked bond or other pattern.
  • Instead of a full wall, use thin brick to highlight architectural elements like arches or nooks. For example: brick the recessed area in a dining room for a special buffet or server. Light it from above to highlight the piece and the brick .
  • If you are redesigning a kitchen, forego the upper cabinets on one wall in favor of bricks and a pair of shelves. Or, create a brick backdrop behind the cooktop or range.
  • In a great room, use thin bricks on the walls to define spaces, such as a dining space, a media area, or a reading corner.
    Showcase a beautiful vanity or mirror in a powder room by placing them against a thin brick wall.

Authentic, Tumbled and Oversized: Royal Thin Brick Style

Today’s homeowners and design clients want a brick that is authentic and contemporary, such as Royal Thin Brick. Royal Thin Brick is manufactured of Ohio and Pennsylvania clays and shales — some of the best brick-making materials in the world — by the Ironrock company, which has been making bricks since the Civil War era.

Royal Thin Brick represents what today’s homeowners and designers want in a brick. It is taller (a queen-sized 2¾’’ x 7⅝’’) and comes in both traditional and contemporary colors, from classic reds to warm and cool neutrals and dramatic dark gray. Royal Thin Bricks also featured a popular distressed appearance. They are wire-cut and tumbled to smooth out sharp corners and create a weathered, reclaimed aesthetic.

When it’s time to build or remodel, choose the contemporary yet timeless design choice: authentic thin brick veneers from Royal Thin Brick.