Partially Hiding Exposed Brick Walls
For all of their glory, sometimes too much brick wall is — well — too much. These people have cleverly installed things above or around the brick wall to maintain the natural beauty of the brick or stone while minimizing the overall visual impact of the bricks themselves.
Source: Michael Maher Design
Source: Juliya Butova
Or, in some cases, a majority of the walls are finished off with drywall, while leaving some of the original exposed brick to provide a contrasting accent.
Fully Embracing the Exposed Brick or Stone Walls
In other cases, the room completely embraces the brick or stone, incorporating it into the overall theme of the space.