Combining Concrete with Interior Design
Using Concrete to Enhance Your Home
Concrete can be used for so much more than just providing a foundation or building structure. Increasingly, people are beginning to use it for decorative purposes in order to create a minimal, contemporary feel. In this article, we take you through some impressive ways of making concrete interior design additions to your home, and why you might want to consider it for yourself.
Using concrete decoratively doesn’t necessarily take away its purpose as an essential part of a building structure, but gives it the additional purpose of enhancing the aesthetic of a building or room. There are so many techniques that can be used to give it a different look – such as stamping, staining, colouring, polishing – such that you wouldn’t even recognise it as being the dull, grey flooring that we have come to associate concrete with. Plus, concrete is incredibly durable, and much more affordable than wood, ceramic, or tiled floors. So why and how should you incorporate concrete into your interiors?
Create an industrial feel
When you think about the types of jobs concrete is usually used for, it doesn’t take much to realise that it’s a perfect fit for the industrial design trend. Concrete floors can be really effective in open-plan homes, or maybe you want to change things up and go for a concrete feature wall to add a focal point to your room. Other statement pieces such as kitchen islands, worktops and splashbacks can also add texture and personality with their worn-looking finish.
Get in on the minimalist concrete trend
Although concrete is typically associated with industrial environments, this newly on-trend material has also made its mark on minimalist interior design. This may seem odd at first but, actually, concrete lends itself perfectly to the essential qualities of minimalism: ‘less is more’, clean lines, and muted, monochromatic colour palettes. Similarly, concrete also works well when used outside. If you’re looking to modernise your space through landscaping and design, a concrete garden design can transform your outdoor space into a relaxing and manageable environment.
You can still get a feel for concrete interiors, even if you aren’t quite ready to take the plunge and invest in a huge concrete feature just yet. Smaller details such as lamps, planters, coffee tables, vases and bathroom accessories are just some of the things that can add a new dimension to your interiors, without too much commitment.
The versatility of concrete means that it can adapt to pretty much any interior design style or building material. It can provide a neutral backdrop, letting other elements take the limelight, or be used as a focal point in the form of furniture, feature walls, or fireplace surrounds. It’s also impressively durable and easy to maintain.
Here at Ever Readymix Concrete, we supply top-quality ready-mix concrete, alongside delivery and pumping services, to domestic customers throughout Sandtoft, Goole, Barnsley and surrounding areas. If you are in need of a concrete supplier for your interiors project, look no further than Ever Readymix.