If you’ve ever thought that brick is only ideal for exteriors, think again. We take a look at new ways to use brick inside and out.
Starting with the most obvious, a brick exterior is a great choice for a number of reasons; they are low maintenance, help to control temperature and look great. Red brick has been a popular choice for years, but recently we’re seeing a move into new colours such as whites, greys, charcoals and grey-blues. Darker colours will create a more modern, edgy home while lighter colours aid a coastal feel.
With the right colour palette and furnishings, a feature wall inside your home can create character. We love the look of Austral Bricks San Selmo range, which has a distinctive rustic finish, perfect for creating tactile warmth in any living space. To create a modern look, pair with crisp white furnishings and metallic finishes to add edgy-glam, or lay in interesting patterns such as herringbone.
Extend the life of your outdoor entertaining area with a brick fireplace. Opt for a tall sculptural piece as the focus of your space. Opt for a natural colour with a textured finish to create a natural, rustic look that invites you to cosy up with a thick throw and mug of hot chocolate. A cosy corner with outdoor seating, rugs and cushions and a roof to protect guests from the elements, is a wonderful addition to be enjoyed all year-round.
A brick screen is a great choice for zoning areas without separating them. Create a show-stopping entrance with a brick screen at the front of your home. Brick screens dapple sunlight and let air flow which makes them great for indoor use or near backyards or patios. Use a darker colour to create a sense of drama.