Wallpaper with a concrete and brick look - this is how every apartment becomes a loft
The raw charm of concrete and brick surfaces gives an apartment a touch of bohemian, artist style and urban loft look. The industrial chic can easily be brought to the wall with wallpaper. This saves time-consuming plastering and processing with the effect spatula.
Concrete wallpaper - architect's apartment in no time
The color palette of concrete wallpapers ranges from beige and sand tones to greige to shades of gray and anthracite. How different wall designs can be used in a loft or architect's house, there is a wide variety of surfaces to choose from for concrete wallpapers: smoothly polished surfaces or slightly porous structures, impressions of wooden cladding of different widths, huge concrete slabs or smaller rectangular segments.
These wallpapers are ideal as a background for straightforward design classics, because they discreetly recede and bring out the piece of furniture in a particularly noble way against the almost raw background. But baroque furniture also has a spectacular appearance in front of concrete wallpaper due to the contrast in style.
Brick wallpapers - warmth and liveliness in industrial building chic
Brick wallpapers bring warmth to your home thanks to their small size and shades that alternate between terracotta, brick red and dusky pink. As in the industrial buildings at the turn of the century, the individual bricks vary in color and structure, creating a vibrant, lively surface that gives a room charm without being in the foreground.
Expressions of a puristic furnishing style
Concrete and brick look are style elements of an interior design direction that pursues a simple and pure expression. It is influenced by an architectural trend of the 50s and 60s, which was known as brutalism. The expression is derived from béton brut , literally "raw concrete", the French expression for exposed concrete. This refers to the visible building material, which often shows unevenness and impressions of the formwork. Besides concrete, materials of this style are also brick or metal.
What is drawn from the traces of time has an aesthetic tradition that can also be found in the worn look of old brick or concrete walls. There is currently a lot of talk about the Wabi-Sabi style. Cracks, scratches and other signs of wear are highly valued as symbols of impermanence. Wabi-Sabi is an aesthetic Japanese concept that dates back to the 16th century and is closely related to Zen Buddhism. It emphasizes simplicity and self-limitation. With this minimalist approach, it also differs from the style of shabby chic.
Of course, concrete or wall wallpapers always convey a fine touch of irony. Because wherever the clear and authentic reveals itself as a glare, the style element of refraction is always used. But quite apart from authentic or ironic use: walls with concrete wallpaper can be transformed into brick walls faster than masonry.
Whatever your loft should look like: we have the right wallpaper for you in stock. Simply search through our website or come to our shop for personal advice. We are sure to find the right one for you!