Bring back the brick. The 1970s turned many of us against the internal exposed brick wall — happily this look is on the rise again. Done well, humble brick adds texture and character to many styles of architecture. Old bricks were often handmade and have a beautiful feel. New bricks can entice the colors out of your flooring and furniture.Tip: Don't forget to have older bricks resealed for extra insulation. Use a matte sealant for a more organic, earthy look.