Coming to the fore as a top design trend this year, concrete is a versatile and sophisticated product
to use in your home decor. The joy of concrete’s versatility lies in the fact that it is no longer only
welcome in industrial spaces. It creates beautiful texture and acts as a neutral grounding for any
This trend is set to be sticking around for years to come. Be brave and give it a try with these simple
Vases and planters
Whether you get crafty and make them yourself or buy them, vases and planters are a subtle way to
incorporate concrete in your home. Add a pop of colour or metallic with paint or highlight your style
with different geometric shapes. Concrete planters that incorporate wood in framework or fine
detail also provide a beautiful contrast. The natural strength and durability of concrete makes it ideal
for indoor and outdoor use.
A single Edison bulb set in a square or geometric concrete base is a perfect combination of industrial
and vintage. This style of lamp is also easy to make yourself. There is a range of concrete
incorporating styles to choose from. Go for a concrete base, concrete detailing or concrete lamp
shades, it’s up to you. Lamps that combine concrete, metal and wood add an eclectic, sophisticated
and modern touch to any room.
Concrete shelves may seem a bit out of the ordinary but they look beautiful and are sturdy enough
to hold you favourite trinkets. Whether you opt for floating shelves, detailed metal brackets or use
the concrete for brackets to compliment your wooden shelf, concrete’s neutral colour and sturdy
nature makes for an eye-catching shelving alternative to wood.
Concrete side tables
The variety of concrete side tables is endless. Solid cubes, cylinders or box shapes that provide extra
storage are popular options for concrete side tables in the bedroom, lounge or outdoors. You may
also want to consider going for a mixture of materials such as concrete tops and wooden or steel
legs. Side tables are a great way to introduce concrete furniture into your home.