Exposed brick, with its natural beauty and easy warmth, is definitely a desirable trait in homes these days. From New York-inspired lofts to quaint country bungalows, brick walls often steal the spotlight in every bedroom. If you're lucky enough to have one (or more!) exposed brick walls in yours, there are countless ways you can decorate while still maintaining the brick's integrity and rawness.
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Embrace Exposed Brick
As seen in this modern bedroom from Jojotastic, when it comes to brick, all you need to do is show it off. But if you're hunting for ways to decorate and highlight your bedroom's brick wall, we've rounded up some truly stunning bedrooms that feature it as a design element. And if you don't have brick? Don't worry, you can fake it.Continue to 2 of 21 below.
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Modern Brick Bedroom
This whitewashed brick bedroom from Cate St Hill is everything we love about minimalistic and modern design. We love the contemporary furniture paired with industrial-inspired white walls. Brick looks instantly chic and modern without a lot of effort—just add a few modern lamps and a side table for a well-rounded and updated look.Continue to 3 of 21 below.
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Pair Brick With Natural Wood
Brick and raw wood go together like black and white. This stylish bedroom from Hall of Homes is simply decorated but feels entirely purposeful. The natural pallet headboard and rich wood furniture pairs well with the brick accent wall.Continue to 4 of 21 below.
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Brick in a Boho Bedroom
If contemporary isn't your style, why not give boho a try? This gorgeous bedroom spotted on Simply Scandinavian's Tumblr is fun, youthful and inviting without coming across as juvenile. Copy this eclectic bohemian look by layering different textures and colors. Either bare or covered in frames and artwork, your brick walls will ground the hippy-inspired bedroom and pull it all together.Continue to 5 of 21 below.
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Scandinavian-Style Room With Faux Brick Mural
Even without artwork on the walls, this bedroom from Taryn Whiteaker is visually interesting and appealing. And what's even better is that this brick wall is a faux DIY job you can do in your own home. The white paint makes it look even more realistic and helps to open up the space. Continue to 6 of 21 below.
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An Exposed Brick Fireplace
If you're lucky enough to have exposed brick and a bedroom fireplace, like in this bedroom from A Jennison Interiors, consider us officially jealous. Whether in a living space or a bedroom, a brick fireplace is a great focal point for the room and allows you to decorate around it. We love the high contrast blue walls and white brick used in this bedroom.Continue to 7 of 21 below.
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Brick Wall in an Attic Master Suite
Blogger Sara Parsons renovated her attic to create a stunning primary bedroom and decided to leave a brick accent wall exposed, and the results are magical. When paired with white shiplap, the brick feels even fresher and more distinctive. If you're considering transforming your attic, keeping brick exposed is a great way to make sure the space feels warm and cozy.
About This Term: Primary Bedroom
Many real estate associations, including the National Association of Home Builders, have classified the term "Master Bedroom" as discriminatory. "Primary Bedroom" is the name now widely used among the real estate community and better reflects the purpose of the room.
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Brick in a Nursery
If you thought whitewashed brick walls were cold or sterile, this adorable nursery from Project Nursery is proof that they are anything but. By painting the exposed brick white, the room comes across as girly and sweet while still maintaining a modern feel.Continue to 9 of 21 below.
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Brick Bedroom With No Headboard
Exposed brick is the perfect backdrop for a bed and adds enough texture and interest that you don't even need a headboard. The proof is in this cozy bedroom from Casa e Jardim, which feels inviting and charming despite having only minimal furniture.Continue to 10 of 21 below.
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Loft-Style Bedroom With White Brick
One of the best features of a loft-style bedroom is that they often have exposed brick. But if you're worried about so much raw brick taking over the space, painting it white (or a light gray), like in this bedroom from Twelve Chairs Boston, is a great way to keep the brick from becoming overpowering.Continue to 11 of 21 below.
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Exposed Brick in an Industrial Space
This bedroom from Gravity Home is very raw and industrial, with exposed beams and an unfinished ceiling, but it also has some fun quirks—like an indoor hammock and twinkle lights to keep it from feeling too urban.Continue to 12 of 21 below.
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Faux Brick Wall in a Bedroom
This white brick wall from Fall for DIY is actually fake, but looks just as good as the real thing. We love using a faux-brick wall as a backdrop for an exposed closet or shelving unit.Continue to 13 of 21 below.
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Whitewashed Brick in an Airy Room
Brick is by nature raw and gritty, but the whitewashed brick in this room spotted on My Scandinavian Home takes it to the next level. The distressed brick could look cold and uninviting, but when paired with some hygge-approved decor, it looks unique and artsy instead.Continue to 14 of 21 below.
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Exposed Brick Behind Bookshelves
When you have exposed brick, especially if it's only a small accent wall, the last thing you want to do is hide it behind a heavy bookcase. This open shelving from Katie McDuffee on Pinterest is a great way to add storage to your brick bedroom without covering up its natural beauty.Continue to 15 of 21 below.
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Brick in a Kids' Bedroom
White brick isn't just for nurseries or lofts. This gender-neutral bedroom seen on Decorpad is whimsical and fun, and the painted brick pulls the whole room together.Continue to 16 of 21 below.
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Exposed Brick and Edison Lights
There's just something about string lights that make us feel warm and cozy inside, and when you combine them with brick—like in this bedroom from Chatelaine—they become even more inviting. String some lights across a brick wall or add low-light floor lamps to make your brick space feel extra-charming.Continue to 17 of 21 below.
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A Modern Brick Room
This bedroom spotted on Pinterest from The Urbanist Lab is a great example of a space that's both masculine and design-forward. Exposed brick walls can take on a variety of decor styles when paired with the right accessories.Continue to 18 of 21 below.
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Brick in a Small Bedroom
Sure, this bedroom from La Maison D' Anna G is on the tiny side. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in style. The exposed brick wall helps to create a cozy sleeping nook that feels warm, but not suffocating.Continue to 20 of 21 below.
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Interior Windows and Brick in a Bedroom
This loft bedroom from Coco Lapine Design mixes exposed brick with modern design elements–like a black-framed interior window and exposed beams–to create an open, airy feel and make a small space feel larger.Continue to 21 of 21 below.
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White Brick With a Wood Headboard
It's clear by now that we love brick walls, especially when they look fresh and bright. Pair crisp white brick walls with deep wood accessories, as seen in this bedroom from Tribeca Citizen, for a sense of contrast that's eye-catching and unique.