Transforming landmark buildings in the historic neighborhoods in Philadelphia, West Chester, and Pittsburgh into modern, luxury apartments and living spaces is our passion. With every one of our locations, we harmonize contemporary amenities with vintage characteristics. One of the most desirable décor elements at our Trinity Row, Sharples Works, and Shadyside Commons residences is the gorgeous exposed brick walls. A fantastic focal point on their own, exposed brick walls can be elevated to new levels of beauty with a few simple decorating tips.
1. Accentuate The Positive
Exposed brick walls are a cherished feature of many historic apartments in Philadelphia. Although you never want to cover them up, you do want to embellish their beauty and charm with elements that complement the color and texture of the brick without pulling focus away from it. There are two very unique ways wood can accent your historic apartment’s most alluring aspect without distraction. Backless wood shelving lets you display your books without disrupting the beauty of an exposed brick wall, while a small wooden ladder can be wrapped in a string of lights and leaned against the wall to create a unique lighting fixture that subtly spotlights the brick’s industrial appeal.
2. Look Up
A wonderful way to highlight your historic apartment’s brick wall without damaging it, is to look up for your inspiration. Using the ceiling as a blank canvas for your décor creations is a wonderful idea. Hanging indoor plants of various sizes at various heights adds a natural artistic element to your space that softens the boldness of the exposed brick walls without diminishing its allure. If you prefer a more industrial look, you can use the same design concept but substitute lanterns for the plants and get creative with your use of light and shadows.
3. Frameless Art
For art lovers who yearn to accent their exposed brick walls with a beautiful print but refrain from doing so out of fear of damaging the wall, there is good news. You can add an art gallery element to your living space with frameless art. With the use of removable adhesive mounting strips, you can safely affix an array of postcards or a lightweight, frameless print to the exposed brick wall without fear of damaging the surface.
These are just a few of the many exposed brick wall decorating tips that you can incorporate in your living space. Take a look at the photo galleries of each of our historic apartments in Philadelphia, get inspired, and create your own decorative flourishes for exposed brick walls. Contact Reinhold Residential to schedule a tour at any of our properties today.