Bring the outside in this season, as concrete accents take the super-chic grey interiors trend to a new level.
Traditionally, you will have seen concrete in garages and industrial buildings, but what is also known as the ‘cement trend’ is no longer just for the foundations. Flooring, fixtures, shelving, accessories and even bathtubs are being incorporated into homes in the form of concrete.
You may think this trend is cold and not suitable for your homes, but concrete can work with any design style, including minimalist, bohemian and industrial.
You don’t have to go as big as committing to re-plastering your walls with concrete to be bang on trend. Simply choosing the décor can transform any room. For a living room or bedroom, why not try a subtle textured wallpaper like this one from Wayfair? Or if papering isn’t your strong suit, opting for the Craig & Rose Concrete Effect paint will bring just as much panache to your space.
From chic slab breakfast bars to contemporary designed sinks and concrete resin tables, kitchen and dining areas are the perfect space to add concrete accents. If you’re not looking to invest in new fixtures and fittings, why not add inspired tableware – we love this Maddox Grey Set from Habitat, whilst Dunelm has a more industrial effect with its Slate Place Mats.
We can’t talk about concrete interiors without mentioning shelving and storage. Not only is it a robust material for the heaviest of keepsakes, but it’s also easy to find a style to match your home. If you’re a keen reader, you may opt for statement shelving for your living space or, on the other end the spectrum use pretty square shelving as simple, stylish decoration.
Rock the accessories
No interior is complete without its accessories and concrete is no exception. You can pop the cement trend anywhere around your home with the simplest of additions. Not only does this industrial style bring the material from the outside to the inside, but it can also bring your garden indoors too.
We love these concrete plant pots, which can be perfectly displayed in the bathroom or kitchen. And let’s not forget lighting too, pendant lights, lamps and exterior options are all winners when it comes to this trend.
With its robust, heavy-duty and stylish feel, add a touch of concrete to your home’s décor and accessories to bring your space to life.