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Concrete Interior Design

It may seem like cement would only feel at home in designs of the more industrial persuasion but that’s completely wrong. Surprisingly concrete is an asset in many different interior design styles.

With today’s specialty cement blends and design technology, cement objects come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and finishes. Cement is a welcome element just about anywhere. Here’s a look at how concrete can fit into some of the most popular interior design styles.

Contemporary Cali

Contemporary Cali style is an airy, natural, warm look with a craftsman undertone. The natural character of concrete can blend well into this aesthetic.

The artistry required for concrete objects is a good match for this carefully curated style. A coffee table in a warm gray or taupe would make a beautiful centerpiece for a living room. A concrete table top with a custom edge in the dining room is a stunning addition to a Contemporary Cali design.

Japandi

Japandi is at the crossroads of Scandinavian design and modern Japanese design. It’s defined by light woods, organic and natural materials, neutral colors, and plenty of black accents.

The love of raw materials and organic textures makes concrete a perfect match for this style. The simplicity of concrete merges seamlessly with the other elements. The natural color and organic variation in each concrete object needs no customizing to fit in. Concrete can come just as it is to the Japandi party.

Boho Chic

Boho style is meaningfully eclectic—that is to say, a careful curation of unique items, colors, and patterns. It’s vibrant and reflects the people who live in it. You can’t help but be cheerful when surrounded by Boho Chic.

Your best bet to incorporate concrete in Boho design is to introduce an unusual piece that accents the rest of the design. A coffee table, decorative item, or fountain would work well. Concrete floors make a nice foundation for a Boho design.

Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern has been well loved for many years. It made a permanent mark on designs of all types and showed that modern flavors have a place in all design styles.

Decorative concrete came into its own in the mid-century. Concrete blocks were more than just bricks; they were beautiful. The adaptability and customization of concrete allows for any color and any shape. Consider a custom piece in an organic shape for a Mid-Century design.

Art Deco

Distinctive and classy, Art Deco design style is characterized by elegance and glamour. It values balance and symmetry but is also sensual and opulent. Concrete is an excellent element to include in Art Deco designs.

Not only can concrete take any shape, it can do so with precision. It’s the perfect material to achieve unusual shapes ruled by exactness. A concrete ramp sink embodies this idea. It’s distinct in style but mathematical in execution.

Modern Farmhouse

Modern Farmhouse is rustic, charming, and comfortable but in a framework of clean, modern lines. It’s the style that brought gray into vogue and kept it there. It’s the style that made it ok to blend modern sentiment with other (unexpected) styles.

A penchant for modern accents make concrete a good partner to Modern Farmhouse. A concrete dining table with a slim line and metal legs would make a great addition to any farmhouse kitchen. A concrete sink with an apron is a standard in modern farmhouse style kitchens.

Vintage

Vintage styles are back and designers are finding ways to incorporate vintage elements into many different styles. Concrete is traditionally sleek and new looking, but there are ways to get a patina that will complement a vintage style.

An aged finish concrete like Foundry has a naturally mottled surface with variations in color that hint at age. This finish also has a hand-troweled feel that gives it a sense of history.

Concrete in interior design is not limited to industrial type settings or styles. Its versatile nature makes it a good companion for many design styles. Discover what you can create with concrete. 

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