Solid Ideas For Integrating Cement Into Your Interiors
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Concrete is one of the only materials that has the ability to be both industrial and chic at the same time. If you want a look of modern industrialism, it’s a surefire way to go – especially right now because it’s trending all over the place. Your first inclination may not be to hang such a weighty material from the ceiling, but that’s exactly what we would do with a show-stopping light fixture like this one picture above. There’s something unexpected about it that draws the eye straight up and holds it there, giving you a great piece to center the rest of the room around.
There are plenty of concrete lighting options to choose from, some with a lighter feel to them than others. The beauty above is offered in three different finishes that bring out varying personalities of the material, and would look great alone or in a grouping of several.
If you’re all in on concrete let’s take it in the other direction entirely: floors. Concrete floors often get a bad rap because they’re so synonymous with commercial spaces. But done the right way, in the right space, with the right aesthetic, a concrete floor can pack a punch in a home. In the past few years treatments like stencils, stamps, polishes, acid stains, dyes, paints, and more have been making themselves known and giving the once common flooring a bevy of new looks. And don’t forget how easy concrete is to keep clean, nearly every mess can be picked up easily.
The beauty of concrete furniture is that once it has been sealed you can leave it indoors or move it outside. The clean lines of a minimalistic dining table gives you the freedom of changing out dining chairs as well as the rest of the room while anchoring it with a substantial piece of furniture that’s timeless.
Even if modern isn’t your preferred look, there are plenty of ways to work concrete into your home. For example, an incredible sink that you can build an entire kitchen around. A piece like this would look equally at place in a sparse loft or country farmhouse, it’s all about what’s added to the rest of the room that determines the overall aesthetic.
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If you’re not already sold on the concrete trend, let’s explore how to incorporate it on a smaller scale. Concrete planters are nothing new, but when brought indoors they take on a whole new flavor that lends itself exceptionally well to mid-century modern design — the definition of form meeting function.
Add a touch of concrete with purpose to your home or office with a sleek wall clock. Check out how well the copper accents mesh with the concrete in this modern concrete clock. It warms up that iconic cool grey hue, a tip to keep in mind when decorating with the material in any capacity if you’re intimidated by its sterility.
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If that’s still too much for your taste, consider even smaller accessories like a set of coasters. If you tire of them being on the coffee table think outside the box and use one as a soap dish in the bathroom or to hold your kitchen sponge when not in use.
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This tidy concrete desk set has such clean, crisp lines that it’s sure to keep your work life just as shipshape. Or use it at home to corral an unruly kitchen or craft room corner, because this is one trend that’s able to find a place in nearly every space.
Luxe Surfaces offers up the perfect way to take the concrete trend vertical. The Ashlar pattern in particular mimics all of the qualities we love about actual concrete while adding an intricate pattern of simple lines to the mix. Available in five different colorways, this is a great option for bringing the trend into your space in an especially unique way.
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