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25 Vivacious Kids’ Rooms with Brick Walls Full of Personality

Beautiful brick walls and kids’ rooms might feel like two worlds that are at odds with one another. But the last few years have seen top architects and interior designers bring the two together in a striking and elegant fashion that makes perfect sense. The exposed brick wall is a hot trend that refuses to fade away, and it promises to be a versatile feature that will allow the room to grow along with your child! Ushering in unmistakable textural beauty and some much needed visual contrast in modern kids’ bedrooms, this is a lovely feature that fits in with a wide range of styles and themes.

Amazing kids room looks like loads of fun 25 Vivacious Kids’ Rooms with Brick Walls Full of Personality
Amazing kids’ room looks like loads of fun!

Many homeowners worry about the ‘health issues’ that a brick wall might bring when put in the kids’ room, but this is more of a fad than reality. With the right cleaning and a proper sealant, the brick wall is no fussier than any of the other walls in the kids’ bedroom, and you can use different paints to give it a more colorful sheen. A timeless treasure and a trendy style statement, these 25 ideas showcase how cool exposed bricks look in the kids’ room when done right!

Choose Your Style

Choosing a brick wall for the kids’ bedroom does not really limit your options when it comes to style and themes. In fact, the result is exactly opposite, as you can now turn to styles ranging from industrial, farmhouse and rustic to contemporary and Scandinavian. A lot depends on the finish that you pick for the brick wall, with rustic and industrial demanding a simple, exposed surface with a matte sealant. Here, you can let the original brick wall shine through, and you do not need to worry about staining or even a paint finish.

Awesome industrial kids' room with bed and nightstand on wheels [Design: Rochelle Cote Interior Design]
Awesome industrial kids’ room with bed and nightstand on wheels [Design: Rochelle Cote Interior Design]

Exposed brick walls in contemporary kids’ bedrooms need a different approach most often, and painted brick is generally the preferred option here. Choosing brighter hues allows one to fashion a bold and cheerful backdrop, while teen rooms can benefit from darker shades of gray, blue or even black. Whitewashing the brick wall is another fun option, allowing you to create a ‘patchy’ look that seems weathered and rustic.

Cool teen bedroom with accent brick wall and guitar on the walls [Design: Stanley Homes]
Cool teen bedroom with accent brick wall and guitar on the walls [Design: Stanley Homes]
Gorgeous kids' bedroom full of character and color [Design: McCaffrey Homes]
Gorgeous kids’ bedroom full of character and color [Design: McCaffrey Homes]
Chic midcentury kids' room with brick wall and a neutral color palette [Design: Twist Tours Photography]
Chic midcentury kids’ room with brick wall and a neutral color palette [Design: Twist Tours Photography]

Small Exposed Brick Feature

If a full-fledged accent brick wall just does not seem right, then turn to a smaller, cleverly placed architectural feature that demands even more attention! This could be a tiny nook in the kids’ room covered in brick, a little closet wall with open shelves, or maybe even an old fireplace that is no longer in use – the options are virtually endless. Brick half-walls can also make a big impact in modern kids’ bedrooms while freeing up the remainder of wall space for a neutral backdrop that is adorned with colorful accessories.

Eclectic kids' room makes smart use of the small section of brick wall [Design: Hudson Place Realty]
Eclectic kids’ room makes smart use of the small section of brick wall [Design: Hudson Place Realty]
Shabby chic style kids' bedroom with brick wall feature [Design: Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist / Melanie G Photography]
Shabby chic style kids’ bedroom with brick wall feature [Design: Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist / Melanie G Photography]
Add a cool theme to the contemporary bedroom [Design: Count and Castle]
Add a cool theme to the contemporary bedroom [Design: Count and Castle]
Understated exposed brick wall feature in the contemporary kids' space [Design: Lazzari USA - a brand of Foppapedretti]
Understated exposed brick wall feature in the contemporary kids’ space [Design: Lazzari USA – a brand of Foppapedretti]
Playroom and kids study with skylight and feature brick wall [Design: Neil Dusheiko Architects]
Playroom and kids study with skylight and feature brick wall [Design: Neil Dusheiko Architects]

Fun Backdrop for Playtime

It is not just kids’ bedrooms where brick walls look cool, as even dedicated playrooms can tap into their rugged beauty. The vast emptiness of the modern playroom can be perfectly balanced with the presence of a striking exposed brick wall that stands out handsomely. Once again, it is the role of an accent addition that the brick wall plays here rather than the protagonist, and you can add vintage, illuminated wall signs and colorful posters to accentuate its splendor.

Rustic kids' playroom with bold design and brick wall [From: Angelica Henry Design]
Rustic kids’ playroom with bold design and brick wall [From: Angelica Henry Design]
Spacious kids' bedroom with ample room for play area and exposed brick wall [Design: Noushka Design]
Spacious kids’ bedroom with ample room for play area and exposed brick wall [Design: Noushka Design]
Organized playroom with brick wall and slide [Design: Drew Walling Custom Homes]
Organized playroom with brick wall and slide [Design: Drew Walling Custom Homes]
Contemporary kids' room with sofa bed and smart bookshelves in red [Design: Urban Pioneering Architecture]
Contemporary kids’ room with sofa bed and smart bookshelves in red [Design: Urban Pioneering Architecture]
Tree House Bunk Bed from Cuckooland steals the show here
Tree House Bunk Bed from Cuckooland steals the show here

Smart, Modern Alternatives

We can already see some of our readers throw their heads back in exasperation saying, “Not all of us have homes with beautiful, exposed brick walls!” Of course not! And that is why we have a wonderful world of faux brick walls and wallpapers to dip into. Brick veneer is a cost-effective and lovely option that allows you to enjoy the magic of brick walls and their textural beauty without having to brood over the lack of original brick walls. Another cool alternative is wallpaper that imitates a brick wall finish while adding far more color and a quirky motif or two.

Wall mural brings the charm of brick wall covered in graffiti to the eclectic kids' space [Design: Shouldice Media]
Wall mural brings the charm of brick wall covered in graffiti to the eclectic kids’ space [Design: Shouldice Media]
Avengers themed kids' room with a cool faux brick wall [Design: Walker Home Design]
Avengers themed kids’ room with a cool faux brick wall [Design: Walker Home Design]
Refined contemporary kids' room in blue and white [Design: SISSY+MARLEY]
Refined contemporary kids’ room in blue and white [Design: SISSY+MARLEY]
Brick Wallpaper comes in a wide variety of styles and finishes [Design: Sparks Interiors]
Brick Wallpaper comes in a wide variety of styles and finishes [Design: Sparks Interiors]
Wallpaper works just as well when you do not have a real brick wall to work with! [Design: Landmark Custom Builder & Remodeling]
Wallpaper works just as well when you do not have a real brick wall to work with! [Design: Landmark Custom Builder & Remodeling]

Space-Savvy Kids’ Rooms

The general rule of designing a small room is to keep the color scheme as neutral as possible and to ensure that there is no visual fragmentation of space. But brick walls are an exception to this rule, as they gel surprisingly well with other hues and finishes, even in the smallest of kids’ rooms. Maybe it is because we expect plenty of color and contrast from kids’ bedrooms or maybe because a brick wall seems far more ‘organic’ than the usual drywall; irrespective of the reason, this is another great example of why you should welcome the brick wall into the fabulous kids’ room.

Fabulous kids' bedroom full of color can easily grow along with your kid! [Design: S+H Construction]
Fabulous kids’ bedroom full of color can easily grow along with your kid! [Design: S+H Construction]
Industrial kids' bedroom with loft beds [Design: Savannah Surfaces]
Industrial kids’ bedroom with loft beds [Design: Savannah Surfaces]
Modern kids' room with whitewashed brick wall [Design: Sharon Neuman Architects]
Modern kids’ room with whitewashed brick wall [Design: Sharon Neuman Architects]
Custom crafted trundle bed from Eisner Design for the kids' room
Custom crafted trundle bed from Eisner Design for the kids’ room
Loft bed saves up space in the kids' space [From: Sarah Greenman]
Loft bed saves up space in the kids’ space [From: Sarah Greenman]

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