Exposed brick walls are a huge trend in home décor today, they make your space edgy, a bit industrial and totally chic. You can make a bold statement with a brick wall of some different color or stick to your décor style and color scheme and choose the same shades. Brick walls are perfect for any space: an entryway, a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom and even a kid’s room. Many guys that don’t have beautiful exposed brick, install it yourself to follow the trend. If you want to make a brick wall yourself but it’s too hard or you rent and it’s impossible, there are some way to make a faux brick wall, too. So today I’m sharing some DIY ideas for both real and faux brick walls, just read the tutorials and choose what suits you!
Building a brick wall doesn’t mean that you’ll take real brick and begin building. You can take think brick and imitate an exposed wall easily. Attach the bricks using thinset mortar. Mix it in a bucket and create your wall where you want.
If you rent or just don’t want much fuss about making a brick wall, choose brick wallpaper. It comes in various shades and finishes, so you’ll easily choose your type. Use cornflour mixture to attach the wallpaper to the wall.
Grab brick veneer to make this amazing wall. To create the half bricks for the running bond corners, cut the thin brick in half using a tile cutter or diamond blade grinder. Attach the half-bricks as it’s stated in the tutorial.
To make this brick wall, first get level lines on your wall. You can use a chalk line, a laser level, and when you are spreading adhesive to the back of your brick, you want a good thick layer. Create a pattern that you like and use as much brick as you need.
If you rent, if the walls have a texture so a decal or any kind of sticker wouldn’t stick and if you don’t want to spend lots of money, a faux brick wall is your solution. All you need is to take Styrofoam insulation panels and cut and shape them as bricks, then paint. Attach them to the walls and voila!
Here’s another creative idea for making a faux brick wall. It will take some time as it’s made with interior stucco but the result looks really natural.
Shabby chic, industrial or vintage interior can be complemented with this faux brick. Faux brick wall panels can be installed and decorated using chalk paint, this way you will give them a cool aged and weathered look.
These brick wall panels were attached using a nail gun. Then they were whitewashed to achieve a cool shabby chic look.
Accentuate your wall with real bricks! It can be especially useful if you have a fireplace there; it won’t be easy but it’s worth it. Read the full instructions in the source.
The last tutorial for today is about attaching faux brick panels on the wall and then making them look antique using chalk paint. rather easy and fast.