A fireplace, even a non-functioning one, is always a piece that gives cosiness and makes every room inviting. It’s always a bold feature that gathers all of the family members around it, and if it has catchy decor and details it will make a statement. Brick fireplaces are very often seen in different houses – common, whitewashed, but these ideas are not trending right now, a huge new trend is emerging and it is going nowhere – painted brick fireplaces!
A painted brick fireplace is like a new take on something very traditional – yes, you keep the bricks that are so common for fireplaces, but you also add some color to create an absolutely new look and add some shade to the room . Black brick fireplaces are out of competition here, but there are also colorful ones. Let’s look at all of these ideas.
Black brick fireplaces
A black brick fireplace is a fantastic decoration idea that does not require a lot of effort or money and makes a statement in many rooms, from the farmhouse to the minimalist one. Black color makes your fireplace look laconic and elegant and makes a statement with its strong color. If your room is bold or neutral the fireplace will contrast it, if it is monochrome it will match so it is a win-win situation.
Colorful brick fireplaces
A colorful brick fireplace is a very special decoration idea – it is ready to use right away! It can be blush, navy, blue, green, pink, copper, or any other color you like and want to add to your interior. Such a piece will spice up and cheer up the room, making it bolder and cooler. So take a look at your brick fireplace and decide what color you want?
A gallery wall is a perfect way to decorate a simple wall or corner. We have already shared some original ideas that you can apply to your gallery walls. Choose different frames: black, white, gold-plated, make interesting combinations, vary the size - the same or different sizes.
Another very popular idea today is a gallery wall, which can be a perfect alternative to the usual one. Why? Since you will do less damage to your walls choosing moldings (this is crucial when renting), you don't have to draw schemes on the walls to hang them properly, and you can use them for storage and the combos every day too change if you need to.
The most popular strips are white and black, as they can easily light up almost any interior. There are bars of different widths and lengths. Go to the nearest Home Depot or IKEA and you can fit them into any room. If not, just see them. If you are not satisfied with two classic colors of moldings, try gold-plated, pink, or whatever one you like. Clip them as high on top of each other as you like. You can almost go to the ground. Use a layer to properly hang the bars and then the hard part of the job is done and you need to create your photo collage on top.
Play with frames. Choose white, black, or some contrasting, mix black and white together. But don't forget that frames that are too bold can distract attention from the images and graphics. Choose different sizes and styles of frames if you want, or choose the same size and color of frames for a consistent look. Place the frames at different distances from each other for a messy and relaxed look.
Now for the works of art and recordings. Putting your family pictures in this frame is the most popular idea, choose the best moments and cutest shots and enjoy them. It's up to you to keep them black and white or choose bold colors. You can also add posters and artwork, canvases and pictures, as well as some souvenirs, as these can easily be held by ledges so you can almost create an installation! The best thing about bars is that you can always change the look and get a new collage - just place different pictures and frames on the bars.
Enjoy the ideas below and buy some moldings!