Concrete living room decor ideas: microcement and decorative concrete
Decorative concrete makes a sensation among architects and interior designers who increasingly use it as finishing material in their projects.
We’ve already proposed lots of inspirations in using decorative concrete to finish the kitchen – we proposed, among others, concrete countertops and wall cladding – bedroom and bathroom. Now it is time to present some concrete living room decor ideas.
Decorative concrete is characterized by irregular placement of aggregate and diversified porosity. Each concrete element is unique and in its structure you can notice delicate discoloration and streaks, emphasizing its noble form.
Many people, however, have concerns about the use of concrete in their homes. On the one hand, they dream of a designer and modern interior, on the other hand, they fear that the use of architectural concrete on large surfaces in small spaces can be risky. And rightly so. It is true that with less space, it is better to choose one or two concrete elements and finish the rest with other materials such as wood or traditional tiles. Otherwise it is easy to exaggerate, distort the proportions and optically reduce the space.
It is also a great solution to add in interior concrete accessories and furniture. Nowadays it is really easy to find many beautiful and stylish items made of this material in online shops. These is either furniture made of cast concrete or only covered with a thin layer of microcement. The great advantage of the concrete-covered furniture in relation to these castings is their lightness. They are usually made of MDF or OSB and then covered with a few millimeters of microcement. Furniture made of architectural concrete is virtually indestructible, with high scratch resistance and abrasion resistance. It’s also easy to keep clean – just a gentle detergent or even water itself.
We have selected some interesting accessories and furniture made from concrete that will certainly inspire you.
Decorative concrete in the living room: microcement on the wall, floor and ceiling
Although concrete is becoming so popular, many people still have concerns about its use in their apartments. On the one hand, they dream of a designer and modern interior, on the other, they are afraid that the use of decorative concrete on large surfaces in small rooms can be risky. And rightly so. It is true that with less space, it is better to decide on one or two concrete elements and finish the rest with other materials, such as wood or traditional tiles. Otherwise it is easy to overdo it, distort the proportions and optically reduce the interior. It is different when we have a spacious apartment or a several hundred-meter house at our disposal – then you can go bolder with concrete (as one of our clients did, see what effect she achieved).
Concrete in the living room: Microcement walls and ceilings
Concrete living room accessories
There are plenty of ways to bring the concrete trend into your home without going all out and redoing your floors and walls. A lovely coffee table in your living room is the perfect accent for any home. Better said, the concrete decoration is a real eye-catcher at home.
The room furniture and home accessories made of concrete bring the elegance of gray color into interior decorating and look pretty amazing while beautifully accentuating contemporary spaces with concrete walls.
Let’s have a look at below propositions.
Concrete in the living room: Coffee table made of decorative concrete
Concrete in the living room: a concrete table
Concrete in the living room: concrete shelves and shelves
Concrete in the living room: concrete newspaper stand
Concrete in the living room: concrete pots
Concrete in the living room: a concrete lamp
What gives the interior a unique atmosphere, which warms them up and makes us want to stay in it is without doubt lighting. Also here we can find beautiful hanging and floor lamps made of concrete.
Hanging concrete lamps. So romantic!
Concrete in the living room: concrete chairs and armchairs
Decorative concrete interiors are often small works of art. However, if you think that good design always has to be expensive, in subsequent posts we will show you that it does not have to be so. Many stylish accessories you can do yourself!
See how to make a concrete planter using ArchiFest architectural concrete (English subtitles available):
See how to make microcement wall in living room using Festfloor Life (English subtitles available)