By Shelia Wertman. interior. Published at Saturday, May 19th, 2018 - 03:30:57 AM.
When you're looking to highlight texture. the key is to create contrast. In particular. concrete does best when it's juxtaposed against something natural. such as wood. You should also pay attention to the colors in your concrete and be sure to choose contrasting shades for the rest of the room.Looking for a focal point. Problem solved? It's an instant focal point
Many modern aesthetics. especially those that advocate for simplicity like Scandinavian design or Japandi. count on plant life to give their interiors a much-needed pop of visual interest. With that in mind. if you choose to go this route. you'll be solidly on-trend.One caveat to this: Unlike the other suggestions in this post. adding greenery into your interiors does come with a promised commitment of ongoing care.
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.
Concrete gives the room instant texture.It adds texture.We've talked before about how texture can help bring untold amounts of visual interest to your space. Remember. in an interior design context. texture refers to the way an element looks like it feels. Everyone knows the feeling of running their hands over concrete. so including one of these items in your design fosters an instant connection with the viewer.