One of the easiest ways to achieve an industrial look at home is to use concrete. Here are 20 Concrete Living Room Design Ideas that inspire you.
Beautiful Boar-Formed Concrete Fireplace, and exposed wood ceiling designed by Arcanum Architecture.
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Andrade, whose house measures 2,000 square feet, uses soft furnishings and a Persian carpet to soften the feel of the reinforced concrete walls and shelves.
The colored cement stairs become a sculptural feature in this concrete house.
Concrete living room by Tonic Design Studio.
Concrete by by Ehrlich Architects. Love the use of concrete shapes against the warmth of the wood, perfect reflection of the color palate in the painting.
Artistic Concrete Flooring Patterns.
Recent improvements in concrete technology have made it a good option for creating a functional and attractive living room floor. In fact, a concrete floor is like a blank canvas that can be turned into an artistic masterpiece. That is why we will be looking at the benefits of concrete floors and how to harness them.
Benefits of Concrete Floors
Concrete floors offer home owners and designers a lot of unique benefits. They are very durable and they don’t require replacement. Just like stone and marble, they require very little maintenance. Concrete floors reduce the cost of additional flooring materials since it is an extension of the concrete slab used for the foundation. These floors can be made extremely attractive by staining, painting and etching or through the use of ceramic tiles. Concrete does not harbor dirt, dust and mold like carpeting.
You can give your concrete living room floor an attractive glossy look by polishing it. Diamond grinders can be used by professionals to give the concrete surface a high gloss finish. Polished concrete does not need any waxing or additional polishing throughout its lifetime. To add more flair to the polished floor, colored aggregates are sometimes added to the concrete before it sets. These colors are then revealed after the floor is polished.
Staining can be used to create beautiful patterns of stone or brick on your concrete floor. The stains are durable because they sink into the surface of the floor. You can choose from a wide range of colors. But staining requires a higher proportion of cement in the original concrete mixture so that the colors can appear richer and brighter.
Etching is another way of creating beautiful patterns and shapes on the surface of concrete. Etching involves creating large intricate designs into the concrete. You choose any pattern, design or even a piece of artwork and it will be reproduced on the surface of the concrete floor. However, most etching is done by professionals.
Painting a concrete floor is a very simple but effective way of making it look very beautiful. But paint is best used in low traffic areas such as the space under your center piece. You can cut out beautiful geometric patterns with a cardboard stencil and carefully apply paint with different colors to produce an aesthetic masterpiece.
Those are a few concrete decoration ideas you can apply to your living room. Do you know any other way to decorate concrete? Have you used any of the methods discussed in this article? Please leave a comment and share your ideas and experience with others.