There is an undeniable quality to concrete that gives it a freshness in an edgy kind of way. I think it was the late Zaha Hadid who said it best: “What’s nice about concrete is that it looks unfinished.” That is because it’s a material that acts like a neutral stage with a Wabi-sabi flair. In fact, concrete has the tremendous power to shape any interior in a subtle and sophisticated way and therefore, it’s no wonder that its popularity in home decorating is increasing all the more.
Concrete is a material that has stood the test of time and it is going to prove that it can do the same as a design element in home decor. Hence, when looking at a spectrum of several different interior design trends for 2019, I can’t help but admire concrete or cement or micro-cement (whatever you wish to call it) for its charismatic versatility outweighs its strength.
Concrete has found its way into just about every space and many of our homes. Cement home decor no longer conjures thoughts of a concrete city jungle. Instead, when combined with other organic materials it gladly emits an unprecedented nobility playing a supporting role. But, the bottom line is that this is a showstopper material and has righteously gained my appreciation for its aesthetic qualities.
Concrete may well work beautifully in an industrial setting or a minimalist space, but it truly has no limitations other than the ones you set for it. Personally, I love the way it feels over large surface areas. Bare concrete walls create a modern ambiance with no match, when combined with statement lighting and large vintage area rugs.
In every case though, it is now easy to introduce more concrete elements in your home decor. Concrete has made its way from lighting to dining tables, vases, and planters to name but a few. Thus, even if you don’t feel comfortable going overboard with this trend, you can certainly introduce it in just the right amount for you.
I hope these images sparked your imagination and helped you see concrete in a different light. After all it’s all about perspective and thankfully, this cement decor trend creates the perfect juxtaposition stage to experiment with fusions of different design elements.
I wish you all a great weekend, xo