Exploring The Beauty Of Concrete Walls In Interior Design

Concrete walls make eye-catching interior design features and suit a variety of styles. They are often used as accent walls in spaces that use contrasts to look chic or that have a certain amount of industrial charm. A concrete wall can also be a focal point without the need to decorate it with striking wall art. So let’s explore this beauty and versatility using some examples.

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In some cases, one might choose to get rid of all the paint layers on a wall to expose the concrete beneath. But what if there is no concrete under the paint? Then you can choose to add a layer of concrete on the surface. First make your concrete mix. It should have the consistency of pancake batter. Then spread the paste on the wall. Apply one coat, let it dry completely and then add another. You can then sand it to get a smooth look or leave it as it is.{found on karapaslaydesigns}.

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Brick fireplaces had their big moment a while ago. Right now they’re not as popular as they used to be. A much better option suitable for a modern interior would be a concrete fireplace. So how do you make the transformation. Well, first you expose the bricks on the fireplace. Then you attach cement boards to the brick. Tape the seams with mesh tape and then mix up the concrete with water and start applying the mixture to the fireplace. Find more details about this project on designertrapped.

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Concrete walls look especially beautiful on hallways. The light usually highlights their texture and creates interesting effects. You could choose to include a concrete accent wall in a transitional space and give it a zen look by putting river rocks at its base, inside a nook along the wall.

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When using concrete walls in interior design, you should make sure they don’t overwhelm the space. One way to avoid that is by also including a boldly-colored accent wall. The bright blue featured here turns this particular wall into the focal point of the entire room.

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There are cases when an exposed concrete wall can ground the room, giving it a cohesive and balanced look. Combine this feature wall with a carpet that shades a similar color and has a textured design. This way a gray shell would envelop the room. The strategy works best if the room has large windows or glass walls to let natural light and beautiful views in.

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If you decide to use cement boards to cover a wall or portions of it. You have two options. You can either attach the boards to the walls and that completes your project or you can then cover the seams and apply two coats of mixed concrete to get a smooth surface.

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There are no rules when it comes to using concrete walls in a home. Any room can accommodate them given the right environment and décor. The bathroom is no exception. You can take advantage or this material’s natural qualities to create interesting combinations.

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And if a single accent wall is not enough, then perhaps if the room had concrete walls throughout that would give it the industrial charm it needs. Consider using this strategy when decorating the basement. This seems like the perfect style to explore in such a case.

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If you want the look of concrete without actually covering the wall in this material, then you have the option of using wallpaper which mimics concrete. Use it to give a room an industrial touch without making it feel cold. The industrial vibe would only be related to the appearance and the aesthetics of the room.