FLASHBACK

This hard man-made ma­te­rial is any­thing but grey!

Home & Decor (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS -

In the past, con­crete was of­ten rel­e­gated to the ex­te­rior of homes or was cov­ered up with more eye-pleas­ing ma­te­ri­als if it had in the in­te­rior. How­ever, in re­cent days, its beauty is ac­knowl­edged, leav­ing plenty of homes to fea­ture the ma­te­rial in its raw and unadul­ter­ated form.

You can cre­ate a home aes­thetic around it by us­ing con­crete as your main wall or floor treat­ment. De­pend­ing on whether you are go­ing for an in­dus­trial look or a Scan­di­na­vian-in­spired one, all you have to do is layer upon it ac­cord­ingly with the right fur­nish­ing, ac­cents, ac­ces­sories, and light­ing fix­tures. A con­crete fea­ture wall is also a great al­ter­na­tive if you don’t want to overdo it.

If a con­crete jun­gle is not what your dreams are made of, try start­ing small by go­ing with con­crete ac­cents and side pieces. In the liv­ing room, try a bare con­crete cof­fee ta­ble; the din­ing room, a solid con­crete top din­ing ta­ble; the kitchen, a con­crete coun­ter­top. Keep it sub­tle and keep it clean, which is what bare con­crete is all about.

Don’t for­get the ac­ces­sories! El­e­vate the look of your cof­fee ta­ble with a con­crete board or a con­crete can­dle holder. Do the same with your walls and ceil­ings by choos­ing a con­crete pen­dant light­ing fix­ture, or charm­ing con­crete hooks for your walls.

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