Mixing modern brick and traditional brick styles is a design trend that we love here at Brick Slips. Not so long ago original features would be ripped out or boarded over to create a decidedly ‘modern home’ while time stopped in those properties deemed to be ‘traditional’ with owners reluctant to update their time worn décor with anything too cutting edge.
Thankfully, things have changed and now these two styles are frequently combined with stunning results. Beautiful original features, once tossed in the skip, are highly sought after and many people are renovating or reinstating them with a modern twist.
Homes freed from being pigeon-holed as ‘modern’ or traditional’ are now unique and individual, packed with interest and personality. Interior design has never been so exciting.
So to help you create the beautiful home you’ve always wanted, we’ve put together some examples of how to mix modern and traditional styles using modern brick.
Using modern brick in kitchens
The kitchen is the heart of the home and a room where modern and traditional styles can be combined with stunning results. A brick splash back works particularly well with modern worktops, units and fittings, harking back to the history and structure of the building while providing you with the clean, sharp lines of a modern kitchen.
Our weathered and tumbled brick slips are a popular choice for kitchens. Something like our Olde Bayswater Blend which is a rustic, earthy, terracotta brick slip looks fantastic against a brushed steel or wooden worktop.
Using modern brick in fireplaces
Installing a brick tiled fireplace in your home creates a real statement, providing a focal point with indisputable wow factor.
What’s more, a brick tiled fireplace looks stunning in any home, adding character and charm to a modern property or accenting and enhancing the authenticity of an older home.
Red brick and red clay brick slips are always a popular choice for fireplaces and installation couldn’t be easier. Our brick slips are cut from real bricks and applied like tiles.
The key to a convincing installation is to use our corner slips. When corner brick slips are used the result is as believable as a real brick built fireplace.
Using modern brick in bathrooms
Bathrooms are often a neglected when it comes to pushing the boundaries of interior design with homeowners struggling to see beyond floor to ceiling porcelain tiles. However, installing a striking brick feature wall can instantly transform the ambience of your bathroom and offset the slightly clinical feel that can come from all that porcelain.
Go one step further and combine your statement brick wall with a traditional claw foot bath and Victorian tiles and fittings and the finish is nothing short of luxurious. You’ll won’t need a spa day ever again!
Monochrome brick slips
Using monochrome modern brick in your home is one of the most striking ways to bridge the gap between modern and traditional. Sleek and contemporary, yet still classic, a monochrome brick slip feature wall is a sure fire way to put your home on the map among your family and friends.
Start your own home design revolution
The design trend of mixing modern and traditional styles has opened up a whole world of possibilities when it comes to home décor, throwing the rule book out of the window and giving homeowners the chance to really express themselves.
So no matter what type of property you live in, with our wide range of modern brick slips, there really is no limit to your design goals.
Check out our gallery for inspiration and start planning your own home design revoluation today!