Wallpaper with Exposed Brick: Perfect Pair or Too Much?

Wallpaper with Exposed Brick: Perfect Pair or Too Much?

Sarah Coffey
Aug 11, 2010

Exposed brick and wallpaper — two things that can easily be the focal point of the room. One's generally valued for its rich texture, and the other for its ability to bring color and pattern into a space. When you bring them together, is it kismet or do they clash?

Like any design decision, whether or not it works depends on the space. We like both examples shown above. In the first photo, the wallpaper picks up on the subtle colors within the brick and blends in with its surroundings just enough. In the second photo, there's a high amount of contrast, but it works because the homeowners are conscious of creating a dialogue between the bones of the home, the striking lines of their antique furniture, and the modernity of the wallpaper.

Nevermore Wallpaper from Palace Papers
Jaclyn & Brian's Bright, Bold & Boisterous Home

Photos: Palace Papers, Kristen Lubbe

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