Accents can really add an aesthetic appeal to your home. Typically, an accent color, wall, or material is used in a space to help develop character or enhance a theme. Conventionally, concrete was used in only unfinished parts of the home such as basements and garages. Now, however, it is being appreciated for the character that it can add to a room. Whether polished or rigid, concrete is being incorporated in more and more spaces throughout homes. Here are several ways homeowners have been facilitating this element to give a space a strong, bold accent:
Concrete flooring used to be affiliated with unfinished areas of the home. Now polished concrete flooring is used in many commercial designs to help capture an urban, industrial, or even brutalism design. It does not need to feel unfinished any more but can actually be used for a low-maintenance and extremely durable flooring solution.
Concrete is another great countertop solution. More durable than granite, concrete is perfect to add character to your space. Remember though; if not treated with epoxy or sealant, concrete can absorb liquids and stain.
Some homes are going as far as adding concrete walls into their blueprints to add a great accent wall in some spaces. Capture the feel of an urban oasis by allowing concrete to be added style on your walls. You can even incorporate Contemporary or Modern art and really bring the room full-circle in a clash of different genres finding harmony in one another.
Looking to create an eye-catching accent in your home. Add floating concrete shelves to your space to give your walls a unique accent. These shelving solutions are very heavy, so make sure you mount them well.
Concrete décor has slowly been making its way into design. Accent pieces like candle holders, planters, stools, and end tables can really add brutalism into your atmosphere. Try looking for concretes that complement one another and do not clash.
Rigid and polished can have very distinguished different looks, but can both be used in your design. Whatever you choose, find harmony. Concrete is making a strong statement this year in commercial design and can really spruce up your residential space as well.