The epitome of contemporary simplicity, concrete decor adds an industrial touch to your home, and this trend looks here to stay.
Confession: We’re not entirely mad about the industrial look when it’s done all at once (read: OTT). You know exactly what we’re talking about: exposed brick walls and piping, metal furnishings and untreated textures. But done right, it looks fresh and tasteful. Take concrete for instance. The raw material gives any home a sleek, statement-making touch and is incredibly durable. Here’s how to bring it into your home.
Indoor plants are having their moment, with baskets as the most popular form of storage for them. But there’s something undeniably beautiful about a concrete planter. Its modern, ‘raw’ appearance perfectly juxtaposes any foliage. The maker behind such planters are Kuin Studio: a homegrown brand that champions cement, and the combination of industrial and jungle. Two collections are available (classic and asymmetrical), with our current favourite being the pom pom cacti.
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True to its name, Concrete Everything really does have everything in this composite material, including lamps. These come in assorted shapes and styles, including a copper lamp stuck in a block of concrete, as well as a bulb in a matte marble concrete square as seen above.
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Take your love for concrete up a notch with large concrete furniture. Martlewood is home to some of the island’s largest variety of concrete furniture – think dining tables (waxed and sealed so you never have to worry about stains), coffee tables with marble legs, sidetables with solid steel legs, and cool hexagonal stools. To keep your space from looking too ‘cold’, we’d suggest throwing in some wooly rugs, colourful textiles and plants to balance the look.
Martlewood, 14 Arumugam Road, #04-06, LTC Building C, Singapore 409959
Trays and coasters
Prefer smaller decorative concrete accents? Concreate Goods is home to cool accents designed to show off your love for the raw material. The range includes stackable and lightweight hexognal coasters, circle trays for displaying candles as well as statement-making bookends and magnets.
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Best way to display your modern gadgets and gizmos? With concrete. Triple Eyelid does cool concrete tablet holders – these are made from cement collected from construction sites which is to be discarded if not collected. Concrete Everything also has the cutest desk accessories, including a concrete tape dispenser and desk organiser.
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