Decorating Around Exposed Brick in the Bathroom
An exposed brick wall can bring a mix of rustic charm and industrial style into your bathroom. Having such a bold feature in a room that’s traditionally on the smaller side requires certain design techniques. While it will certainly be a focal point, you don’t want it to overtake the room. In order to stick to a vintage bathroom design, try implementing these ideas:
Pair with vintage-inspired pieces
In order to play up a vintage design, it’s important to choose antique pieces that will contribute to that cozy, charming vibe. Clawfoot tubs are the perfect accessory for a vintage bathroom and its crisp white finish would look striking against a bright red, textured wall. Pair your clawfoot tub with a porcelain pedestal sink that offers intricate detail necessary for this type of bathroom design. Other antique accessories to include in the space are vintage soap dishes and towel hooks, ornately framed mirrors and a display of flowers in vases.
Paint the brick
Instead of leaving your brick wall exposed, you can consider painting it. A vintage bathroom would lend well to a crisp white color palette. You can paint over the brick in a fresh shade of white. Just make sure that you’re set on whatever color you choose because removing paint from bricks is a difficult process. You should always be sure to clean the brickwork before painting it and the material requires 24 hours to dry before swiping on another coat or applying a water repellant. Choose an exterior paint for your bathroom’s brick wall for the best results.
Accent with wood
Adding touches of wood to your bathroom can help warm up the space and give it that cozy feel that is perfect for a vintage style. Opt for wood paneling on one of the walls, install hardwood flooring, leave wood ceiling beams exposed or frame your windows and doors with wood. Choose a shade of wood that complements your brick wall, along with the rest of the decor in your bathroom.
Hang a chandelier
Accent the natural brickwork by hanging a glamorous chandelier. This type of lighting fixture is unique for the bathroom and contributes an elegant and striking look. Opt for a large multi-tiered chandelier that would blend well with your clawfoot tub and brick wall for a rustic, country look. If your bathroom is on the smaller side, search for a chandelier that is more proportionate to the size of the room.