Decorating with brick wallpaper is key for instantly adding a touch of industrial style to any living space.
At the heart of the much-loved industrial look is exposed brickwork, celebrating the beauty of raw building materials. Although cool, exposing brick walls can be a messy job, if repointing is necessary to make the brickwork aesthetically pleasing, and it can’t always be easily achievable in every style of property – new builds are a great instance where it most likely won’t be viable. This is where you can be savvy with brick wallpaper.
It’s perfect for decorating living room alcoves and chimney-breasts to create statement feature walls, or to create an on-trend look in a small room such as the home office, or even a utility room. A big trend for home decorating right now is creating a trompe-l’oeil effect with clever designs, adding textures to walls that are otherwise plain. With the latest realistic brick-effect wallpaper designs and murals you can achieve the perfect pared-back industrial look. Don’t believe us? Take a look at a selection of the best new brick wallpaper designs to see how easily you can achieve this look, with some great price points too.
Want to keep your look light and contemporary? Choose this Scandi-inspired design that emulates the textural quality of real brickwork. This whitewash design would make a bright and contemporary backdrop in a home office. Thanks to it being part of the John Lewis House brand it also comes at a great price too! Pattern Repeat 52cm. 10m roll.
This design is perfect to embrace on-trend colours with an industrial style edge. I love the fusion of rich copper tones with denim blues, who said bricks had to be dull? This easy-clean vinyl wallpaper features a narrow brick effect design in denim and copper colours. Repeat Pattern 53cm. 10m roll.
This realistic red brick wallpaper is perfect for adding a more rustic touch to an industrial style decor. The mixed match of brick colours is what gives this designs it’s edge, it’s not too perfect and that’s what bricks are all about – celebrating the imperfections of raw materials. This would be great for rustic cloakroom or hallway for creating that outdoor comes indoors kind of feel. Pattern Repeat 53cm. 10m roll.
For us the peeling paint effect is what gives this design the wow factor! It’s a must if realism is your thing and you’re looking to create a contemporary loft-living feel. The distressed grey colouring is perfect to add an urban edge to any industrial decorating scheme. Repeat Pattern 53cm. 10m roll.
Create an understated feature wall with this striking pale grey wallpaper featuring a realistic brickwork design. The unique selling point for this design is the self adhesive element, meaning it attaches to the wall without any messy paste involved – you simply peel and stick. L505 W52cm.
If you are looking for the painted brick effect, you can’t really beat this design. Softer colourways are ideal for smaller rooms, adding texture to walls without overpowering existing decorating schemes. It’s also washable so could be a good choice for the kitchen or utility room. W52cm.
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For a really authentic look why not go for a mural? We love this stunning photographic image of a weathered red brick wall – it’s a digitally printed design adapted from a photo, so it really is the next best thing to actual brick. It’s not cheap, therefore would be more of an investment piece – not an option if it’s a space you plan to redecorate within a year or so. Overall mural H280cm W400cm. Supplied as a roll W50cm.
Take a bold approach by choosing black brick wallpaper, where the pattern instantly becomes more contemporary and edgy. Embracing the monochrome trend adds an extra style element to an industrial-style scheme. Pattern Repeat 53cm. 10m x 52cm.
This photographic-print patterned wallpaper with a brick wall effect is finished with a sophisticated matt finish. W52cm L10.05m.
This is the best of the all-red brick designs we’ve seen and at such a great price per roll. Detailed printing is used to create light and shadow effects that give this brick effect wallpaper a realistic look. Made with paste the wall technology for easy hanging and removal. Repeat pattern 53cm. 10m roll.