By . interior. Published at Thursday, September 06th, 2018 - 09:29:31 AM.
In fact. the bulk of your work takes place when you first purchase the item. Whatever application you choose for your concrete — whether it's a fireplace. countertop. or coffee table — it should be properly stained. sealed and polished.Be sure to ask the manufacturer how to maintain your specific items. As a general rule. simply sweeping away general debris and washing it with a non-abrasive cleaner is the way to go.
Though this list is by no means exhaustive. here's a quick rundown of some options:Use S-hooks and decorative rope to hang pictures from your molding.Enlist the help of wash-tape.Get some of those removable wall hooks.Opt for some Velcro.In this case. being satisfied with the method of installation and the final look of your pieces is key.
Take the picture above as an example. The fireplace has such a commanding presence that your eye is pulled to it. If you're willing to go this bold. an architectural element definitely fits the bill. It's also possible to go more subtle. A concrete island instantly becomes a conversation piece in your kitchen and a coffee table easily grounds a seating area.
The last step to becoming a master of asymmetrical design is to know how to apply these concepts in your own home. While there are no hard-and-fast rules for this one. we do have a couple of suggestions to get started.Make it a focal point: If you're going big with your asymmetrical element (like the fireplace above). make sure it's something that would be a natural focal point and build the rest of your design around it.