5 ways to decorate with concrete

  Trendy facts set in concrete. Photo:  Cup of Chic

Trendy facts set in concrete. Photo: Cup of Chic

With its sleek, modern design, concrete is becoming a staple for the framing, furnishing and decorating of stylish homes. Add small, minimalistic touches or make a drastic change to your space with this natural element. From feature walls and polished floors to pot plants and decorative trays, take a look at these different ways to indulge your space with this cool and contemporary trend.

1. Get on the floor

No longer simply the domain of the footpath, concrete is now a popular choice for indoor floors too. Creating With the ability to create a lavish contrast to wood textures, natural greenery and white walls, concrete flooring can provide a smooth, eye-catching and easy-care to maintain surface.

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2. Up the walls

Typically used as the foundation of buildings, concrete is now loved for the industrial and raw feeling it offers to domestic spaces. Take a concrete feature wall, for example; a room can naturally appear both rustic and sophisticated, providing the perfect mix for an industrial chic look.

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3. Flawless furnishings

Who says lounge rooms need to be all about soft furnishings? Create contrast by mixing up your living room decor with a few concrete furniture pieces. A concrete coffee table will serve as a cool and contemporary hero piece, and a definite conversation starter.

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4. Let there be light

A hanging pendant light or quirky table lamp is a more subtle way to add a touch od concrete to your home. There is an endless array of really beautiful concrete lighting options on the market at the moment, and they don't have to cost you a fortune either.

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5. Decorative pieces

Rather than committing to this amazing trend on a large scale, smaller decorative pieces can introduce a touch of concrete without making your home feel too industrial or cold. From pot plants to display bowls, concrete is being used in has well and truly weaved its way through use in each and every interior decor products imaginable.

Top image from Cup of Chic | Bottom (left) image from Cup of Chic | Bottom (right) image from Home Beautiful 

Still not set in concrete? Take a look at our favourite picks below to help convince you.

1. D'Hauteville Concrete High Armchairm from Gessato  |  2. Concrete Vessel with Stand from Gessato  |  3. Faith Ceiling Lamp Concrete Gray from Zuo Modern Contemporary  |  4. Concrete Decorative Bowls/Planters, Set of 3 from Anson Design CO  |  5. Concrete Desk Set from Gessato  |  6. Zakkia Concrete Loop Vase from A Cup of Chic  |  7. Concrete Stool, Gray from VerteX Design Studio

Originally published on Domain.