When you think of concrete in interior design, you probably think of a cold, dark urban space right? Wrong! Used in the right way, concrete can add a simple level of industrial chic to your home for a super stylish look. It is frequently used by both residential and commercial customers for many purposes whether outside or inside and gives truly stunning results.
Here are a few ideas that you can use to incorporate concrete into your home and garden.
Concrete makes an attractive and durable flooring option inside the home. Sun rooms, bathrooms, dining rooms, kitchens and even living rooms can all look updated and modern with a concrete floor. The key is to make sure the concrete has the right color and texture for the room so that it complements the overall look. You can even add texture to concrete by stamping to look like tiles, stone or even brick.
Concrete tends to have a reputation of being cold, however, properly insulated concrete will not feel cool. If the room gets plenty of sunshine, the concrete will also retain heat and be extra cozy on your feet. Plus, there are ways of installing heated elements when the concrete is poured is a better long-term option.
Another option is to use concrete effect tiles or flooring from places like Karndean flooring or Total Tiles. This will give you the look of concrete for a fraction of the price!
Concrete wall coverings:
Concrete walls make eye-catching interior design features and suit a variety of styles. They are often used as accent walls in spaces that use contrasts to look chic or that have a certain amount of industrial charm. A concrete wall can also be a focal point without the need to decorate it with striking wall art.
Once again, you don’t have to splash out on real concrete. Companies such as Concrete 7 and Total Tiles have created faux concrete panels that look very realistic. I personally think these would be really cool in a bathroom or as a feature wall in a bedroom.
Concrete furniture is trendy right now, but it’s a material that is so worth the investment. With its robust nature and minimalist style, there’s no way concrete will fall out of style anytime soon. You may worry that concrete is too heavy or too cold for your home, but it’s all about moderation. You can always warm your space up with pops of bright colour in accessories, feature walls and other items of furniture. Textures are really key to decorating with concrete furniture too. Soft touches, for example in the form of plush statement rugs, help soften the potential harshness of concrete elements.
For those of you who want more subtle concrete touches, I’ve put together a little product board which will help you to use concrete in a less in-your-face way.
Get the concrete look in your home and garden:
Concrete Garden Accessories:
Concrete is an easy building material to work within the garden. Organic looking, it blends well with the surrounding nature and you can use different types of concrete in a variety of finishes to suit many shapes, styles and designs. Compared to many other materials, concrete really stands the test of time. It can endure even the most extreme weather without cracking, won’t scratch easily and isn’t susceptible to moisture or mould. A versatile and practical substance, concrete can be used for garden furniture and accessories like tubs and planters.
Do you have any concrete in your home or garden? My goal is to have a concrete floor in my kitchen when I get my dream house. I love how sleek and modern concrete floors look.
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