Concrete. It’s not just for the outdoors anymore.

At first glance, concrete may seem like an odd choice to use in decorating your home. The color of concrete makes for a bland look, and its texture gives off a cold vibe. When done right, however, nothing could be farther from the truth. First off, who says concrete has to be gray? Why not paint it and then add in a few natural looking elements like glass, copper, wood or glass to create a balanced look? The possibilities of decorating your home with concrete are endless. A word of caution, though. Concrete can crack if not laid or spread properly, so you may want to skip the DIY thing and consider hiring a professional to do it for you.

Now, let’s take a look at some ways you can make concrete a stylish addition to your home.


Add an Accent Wall

This may not be a great choice if you live in an older home like an 1800’s farmhouse, but it would certainly be an option for a newer home. Add a concrete accent wall or pick one existing wall and coat it with a layer or two of concrete.


The Fireplace

Traditional brick is nice enough, but try taking a chance by building out the inside facing wall of your fireplace chimney into one floor to ceiling column? This will give your room a very striking focal point. A nice conversation starter.


The Shower

Put away your concerns about a concrete shower feeling too scratchy, because that’s why they make penetrating concrete sealer. Protect your shower while protecting your feet.


Your Kitchen

For many homeowners, the kitchen is the heart of their homes. So why not make yours stand out by ditching the laminate or granite and instead using concrete for your countertops? Go a step further and lay down a concrete floor. Again, adding the right mix of color and decorative accessories can really turn your kitchen into a true party zone. Just make sure you’re using plastic for your glassware.


Sometimes it really does pay off to just close your eyes and break with tradition. Such is the case when it comes to decorating your home with concrete.