home: trend [ concrete accents ]

home: trend [ concrete accents ]

As we have said in the past we are certainly partial to a bit of concrete and brutalism in our homes. What is great to see, is that this material is accessible to all with more stores introducting home accessories and furniture using concrete.

Last year and a large part of this year we have seen concrete sit alongside metalics, like copper, brass and gold. Now we are seeing a more sedated, subtle use of concrete mixed with glass and wood.

Of course the metal additions are still there, but more toned down, likely in brushed brass and black finishes.

The great thing about concrete is that it comes in all shapes and sizes, and works in all rooms. Vases and table tops in the living room, pendant lights in the bedroom, utensil pots in the kitchen or stationary storage in an office. The options are endless.

Image via Pinterest

Concrete lends itself really well to industrial, Scandinavian and monochrome interiors, but it can also make a statement in other settings. A concrete lamp base or table top, can be dressed up with colour and print to suit.

The real winner for using concrete in your home is to blend it with neutral tones and mixed textures. There are no rules so have a go at introducing this material into a room and we garauntee you will go back for more.

Guide:

Top row – Side table from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £399 ], Flex & fitting from trouva.com [ £56 ], Lamp from made.com [ £69 ]

Middle row – Pendant light from hollys-house.com [ £158.40 ], Storage jars from futureandfound.com [ £18 ], Clock from amara.com [ £129 ]

Bottom row – Vase from scandinaviandesigncenter.com [ £61 ], Table from wayfair.co.uk [ £89.99 ], table from laredoute.co.uk [ £111.75 ]

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home: made [ concrete Christmas tree ]

home: made [ concrete Christmas tree ]

With only 4 weeks to go till Christmas there is not much time to get your home decorated, presents bought and food prepared. We have found this really easy make using a concrete mix, card made into a cone and some paint.

These Christmas trees give a minimal look to a shelf or table. Choose the size and colour to create the perfect decoration for you.

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home: favourite thing [ planter ]

home: favourite thing [ planter ]

Love the Ricky concrete rectangle planter from Danielle Rubino. Available in three colours and ideal as a planter but also makes good storage for other items.

£50

She says;


The premise of starting my business was to create small pieces of artwork, which are accessible to anyone. Throughout art school I worked with concrete . I have always been drawn to the material because of its high compressive strength, durability and industrial aesthetics. I wanted to project the idea of stability and support. I believe once you have some form of stability, support and structure this can provide the basis for progression, development and growth. 

home: favourite thing [ table lamp ] 

home: favourite thing [ table lamp ]

Mixing industrial with marble (but also available in concrete or metallic which also tick the trend box) this gorgeous table lamp from Heals is a perfect addition to a bedside or side table. 

The Bristol Table Lamp is now in the Heals sale reduced from £89 to £53 (filament bulb sold separately)!

home: trend [ industrialism ]

home: trend [ industrialism ]

It will always be a firm favourite with interior fans and designers; the industrial look is really accessible and is great mix with other trends including Mid Century and Scandi and of course you can bring in any paint colours you like.

This year it’s having a resergence in online stores with more and more choices for you to bring the industrial look to your home.

The key materials for this look are brushed metals, concrete, cork and wood. Exposed bulbs instead of using lamp shades, and wire and mess shelving units bring the look together. It’s very simple to achieve and you can go as far as you like with it.

Image from Urban Pioneer by Sara Emslie

If you are looking for inspiration and love reading about other peoples interiors we cannot recommend enough Urban Pioneer by Sara Emslie. The converted warehouse spaces she features in her book are the perfect way to be inspired and look at how you can achieve a similar design in your home.

Guide:

1st column: mirror with shelf from grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £95 ], leather bar stool from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £150 ], concrete dining table from made.com [ £529 ]

2nd column: pendant light from industville.co.uk [ from £159 ], stacking shelves feom rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £215 ]

3rd column: wallpaper from muralswallpaper.co.uk [ from £25 ], concrete chair from tindesign.co.uk [ £419 ], lamp selection from westelm.co.uk

home: made [ concrete letters ]

home: made [ concrete letters ]

As we may have mentioned before we love concrete, its finish, its colour and there are so many creative ways to use it in the home. One fun idea we found is to use it to make 3D letters using a mould. Make words or use ititials to personalise a shelf in the home.

You can get hold of a cement mix easy enough from a DIY store and an alpahbet mould, we spotted some on amazon.co.uk.

Follow this tutorial from burkatron.com for how to do it.

home: nice price [ concrete clock ] 

home: nice price [ concrete clock ] 

We love January for it’s sales and discounts.

Head to Luke Arthur Wells now and take advantage of 20% discount with code NEWYEAR20 at the checkout. 

Our favourite pick – the gorgeous minimalist House Doctor concrete clock (£44) which after discount will be a lovely £35.20 !