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Rugged and Ravishing: 25 Bathrooms with Brick Walls

Bathroom design in recent times seems to be heading in two distinctly different directions, with one set of homeowners wanting a spa-inspired, stylish and refined space that is completely contemporary and another group embracing textural beauty and imperfect elegance. Brick walls definitely fall into the latter category, as they bring along with them a touch of roughness, ample contrast and a few rough edges that are pleasantly welcome in a modern interior. Brick walls fit in with a variety of styles, and with the right sealant or finish, they can be used with ease in the bathroom as well.

There are plenty of different ways that you can use brick walls in the bathroom, and while some might prefer surrounding themselves with these new-found treasures in their renovated loft, others might prefer just a small accent feature that adds visual variety to the setting. Regardless of which approach you prefer, the 25 bathrooms with brick walls on display today will leave you mesmerized!

A Striking Backsplash

The first issue that most of us are concerned about when talking about brick walls in the bathroom is their maintenance and the possibility of mold. But that is a far easier issue to deal with than you would imagine, and with the right sealant and finish, you can not only keep away mildew and decay of the brick wall but also ensure that it has a glossy sheen that complements the other polished surfaces in your bathroom. Such a backsplash is easy to incorporate by using brick veneer, even if your bathroom does not have lovely brick walls.

Satin-finish coated brick wall in the bathroom brings both textural beauty and a hint of glitter [Design: Impact Remodeling and Construction]
Satin-finish coated brick wall in the bathroom brings both textural beauty and a hint of glitter [Design: Impact Remodeling and Construction]
Exposed brick backsplash for the modern industrial bathroom [Design: Melissa Winn Interiors]
Exposed brick backsplash for the modern industrial bathroom [Design: Melissa Winn Interiors]
Traditional white bathroom with a brick backsplash [Design: The Ransom Company]
Traditional white bathroom with a brick backsplash [Design: The Ransom Company]
Attic bathroom with exposed brick wall and copper bathtub [Design: A1 Lofts and Extensions]
Attic bathroom with exposed brick wall and copper bathtub [Design: A1 Lofts and Extensions]
Uncover the beauty of original brick walls in your bathroom [From: Red Images Fine Photography]
Uncover the beauty of original brick walls in your bathroom [From: Red Images Fine Photography]

Fireplace and Feature Walls

With industrial loft renovations and adaptive reuse of old structures becoming a common feature in the last few years, a brick fireplace or a revamped old chimney breast in the bathroom can become that stunning focal point that you are after. A brick fireplace in the bathroom adds an air of opulence to the bathroom while blending in with styles such as industrial, farmhouse or rustic effortlessly. Small architectural features draped in brick are also pretty easy to incorporate without undertaking a major makeover.

Fireplace and lighting elevate the style quotient of this gorgeous farmhouse bathroom [Design: Hart Design And Construction]
Fireplace and lighting elevate the style quotient of this gorgeous farmhouse bathroom [Design: Hart Design And Construction]
Front of an old chimney breast turned into a feature brick wall in the beach style bathroom [Design: Westcott Construction]
Front of an old chimney breast turned into a feature brick wall in the beach style bathroom [Design: Westcott Construction]
Soothing rustic bathroom with bathtub in gray [From: Attila Kemenyfi Photo & Film]
Soothing rustic bathroom with bathtub in gray [From: Attila Kemenyfi Photo & Film]
Spacious transitional bathroom with cool brick feature [Design: MLM Incorporated]
Spacious transitional bathroom with cool brick feature [Design: MLM Incorporated]
Adjust the exposed brick wall section to the size of the bathroom [Design: Reliance Design]
Adjust the exposed brick wall section to the size of the bathroom [Design: Reliance Design]

Brick Walls in the Shower

This is another contentious choice, with water seepage and steam being the biggest concerns again. But placing the shower-head at a distance, using multiple layers of sealant and keeping the bathroom properly ventilated can easily solve this conundrum. A glass shower cubicle combined with exposed brick walls creates a fusion of contemporary and rustic with ease, while using red bricks to create an accent feature in the shower area can add both color and texture effortlessly.

Glass and brick fashion a lovely fusion of contemporary and industrial styles in the bathroom [From: Nathalie Priem Photography]
Glass and brick fashion a lovely fusion of contemporary and industrial styles in the bathroom [From: Nathalie Priem Photography]
Marble and brick come together inside this industrial bathroom [From: Jane Kim Design / Photography by Eduard Hueber]
Marble and brick come together inside this industrial bathroom [From: Jane Kim Design / Photography by Eduard Hueber]
Small rustic bathroom with weathered bathtub and brick backdrop [From: Julie Angelos]
Small rustic bathroom with weathered bathtub and brick backdrop [From: Julie Angelos]
Stylish industrial bathroom with a dash of gray [Design: Palmerston Design Consultants]
Stylish industrial bathroom with a dash of gray [Design: Palmerston Design Consultants]
Vintage and reclaimed elements add weathered elegance to the industrial interior [Design: David Cunningham]
Vintage and reclaimed elements add weathered elegance to the industrial interior [Design: David Cunningham]
White brick wall fits in seamlessly with the contemporary vibe of the master bedroom with bathtub [Design: Anasayfa]
White brick wall fits in seamlessly with the contemporary vibe of the master bedroom with bathtub [Design: Anasayfa]

Get Creative!

Subway tiles, marble and concrete – almost any material works well with brick when done right, and if you are not too happy with large brick walls, then use smaller, more appealing features instead. Colorful décor, industrial-style accents and stunning bathtubs can complete such a diverse and striking bathroom that has an exciting aura of its own. For those who detest all the red, a few coats of white, gray or even black paint can offer a cool, contemporary alternative.

Fun way to showcase exposed brickwork in the modern bathroom [Design: Wolveridge Architects]
Fun way to showcase exposed brickwork in the modern bathroom [Design: Wolveridge Architects]
Exceptional powder room with bicycle sink and pops of yellow [Design: Christiano Homes]
Exceptional powder room with bicycle sink and pops of yellow [Design: Christiano Homes]
Blend of traditional and modern in the eclectic bathroom with skylights [Design: Tyrrell and Laing International]
Blend of traditional and modern in the eclectic bathroom with skylights [Design: Tyrrell and Laing International]
Salvaged decor shapes small industrial bathroom with exposed brick walls [Design: Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects]
Salvaged decor shapes small industrial bathroom with exposed brick walls [Design: Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects]

Layered Lighting

As always, we tend to gravitate towards the issue of lighting when discussing a design choice, as it is the element that can break or make the look of any interior. Sconce lighting that accentuates the beauty of brick walls in the bathroom is a classic choice that never fails. Industrial-style pendant lighting is another smart choice that shines through, even in contemporary settings. Dazzling chandeliers, upcycled, DIY pendants and strip LED lighting; the choices here are endless indeed!

Smart lighting under the vanity drives out any sense of dreariness from the bathroom [Design: Studio 10 Interior Design]
Smart lighting under the vanity drives out any sense of dreariness from the bathroom [Design: Studio 10 Interior Design]
Rustic bathroom with reclaimed wood and exposed brick walls [Design: Hampshire Light]
Rustic bathroom with reclaimed wood and exposed brick walls [Design: Hampshire Light]
Lighting in the bathroom accentuates the beauty of exposed brick walls [Design: Crescent Builds]
Lighting in the bathroom accentuates the beauty of exposed brick walls [Design: Crescent Builds]
Industrial bathroom combines several different textures [From: Studio MMA / Esther Hershcovic]
Industrial bathroom combines several different textures [From: Studio MMA / Esther Hershcovic]
Brick and wood create an elegant industrial bathroom [Design: jendretzki]
Brick and wood create an elegant industrial bathroom [Design: jendretzki]

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