With the reinforced concrete exposed on the inside wall the result will be an effect rustic , that transmits an idea of, very popular also of the industrial style, but now it has also infected contemporary housing in order to be a widely used solution. The reasons for this popularity are related to aspects such as ease of use, durability, the ability to cover large continuous surfaces, but also the aesthetic qualities.
Reinforced concrete and marble option for bathroom walls
Definitely, there is a distinction that must be made between the raw concrete walls exposed and those that have a concrete effect. Two very different results, the first one is immediately recognizable because the forms left by the molds that were used of reinforced concrete are obtained without the addition of any finish are well visible.
Armored concrete on the walls of the loft
The choice is simple since it is limited to your personal tastes. The walls of concrete at sight they do not have special disadvantages. The only thing that we can point out as an inconvenience is that they are not the best option for small spaces. Although, you will always have the option of introducing the concrete in a certain corner or fragment of the wall of the room.
Bedroom designed by HARQUITECTES
The advantages at decorative level are many, provided that the concrete wall fit with the design of your home. Our advice is to combine concrete with neutral colors, natural elements such as plants, wooden sheets or wooden shelves on the wall. As we have already said, concrete is typical for spaces with an industrial design but it fits very well in a living room or bedroom with a minimalist design. This can be seen in our photos today.
Concrete columns in the kitchen
There are a million and one ways to use concrete, but when it comes to interior decoration it is unlikely to appear first in anyone's mind. However, it is so simple and attractive, and it is so versatile. It will be for these reasons that in the world of interior design, it is already an option increasingly used in construction. You can also decorate your concrete walls and give them a beautiful texture or a soft shine, just by painting them in any color you can imagine or print your favorite designs. The list is endless.
Bedroom with concrete design
The combination of exposed concrete walls and contemporary furniture will create an interesting atmosphere as you can see in these images. Up close, you can see the intricate texture of the concrete - a very elegant option. Another interesting combination is with a brick wall that will add another good source of texture.
White walls and concrete wall
Now we let you review these images in case you are not yet convinced that reinforced concrete should be visible in a house with modern or contemporary design we are sure they will change your mind. On our page you can find more ideas for wall decoration and colors so do not forget to check them too.
Concrete panels on the bedroom wall
Concrete in the interior has remained a trend for a few years. Speaking of which, do not think about the construction of the decades of 1950-70s, based on the technology of rapid construction we are not talking about this type of concrete but the use of concrete in the interior with architecture of pure forms that ennobles the spaces . Fans who follow modern trends know how beautiful the exposed reinforced concrete can be.
Ideas for home with industrial design
The fashion in recent years of living in lofts of industrial style and increases the popularization of this material. As you can see in the pictures, these interiors do not look like an incomplete building, on the contrary, it is emphasized in the delicate and discreet image of the space.
Concrete desk in the living room
In the interior design it can be completely unpainted concrete. However, it must be remembered that once treated or painted concrete can not have the same image as at the beginning, so the interior design must say before the start of construction that it wants to leave walls and ceiling unpainted.
Options of concrete separating walls
Already in the design stage you should take into account that the formwork of walls, ceilings and stairs must strictly follow a predetermined pattern. For example, in advance, even before the roof has been laid, it is necessary to determine the place of recessed luminaires.
Modern bathroom with concrete wall
Those who know the art of building with architectural concrete, respect the precision and plan everything to the last millimeter, and perfectly fit the elements of formwork. Many people mistakenly think that the surface of the rough concrete only looks good and harmonious in places with industrial style or attics.
Kitchen with concrete wall
Often, designers and decorators use concrete in places with Scandinavian and even Provencal design. Of course, the keyword is still "elements" it is important not to overdo it. More common is not to leave walls, floor, or concrete ceiling.
Kitchen with industrial design
It is important to remember that if you are the owner of a space, of a minimum of 100 square meters with ceilings of at least 3 meters high and you have thought to the extraordinary and creative, one of your best options is to expose the concrete surface . In this case, the gray texture will serve as the background for the realization of ideas.
Precious paintings and concrete wall in the living room
But if you are a conservator and you live in a typical one or two bedroom apartment and just want to "stay up to date" and follow modern trends, it is better to use concrete fragments. Since the gray surface makes the space seem smaller with the addition of excessively cold concrete you run the risk of losing comfort and can turn your apartment into a place that looks like a basement.
Washbasin and concrete wall in the kitchen
The cold surfaces of concrete combine perfectly with the heat of the wood. The strength and durability of the glass elements accentuate the reinforced concrete, while the brick adds industrial air to the interior. The contrast with yellow and pink and metallic surfaces fits well with bare concrete walls. Refined and sophisticated furniture softens the finish of the concrete.
Modern apartment with concrete wall
If the concrete walls have been left exposed by the builders, it is simply a matter of sanding the surface and covering it with special protective varnish. If you are the owner of a good brick construction, and you want surfaces that mimic exposed concrete, you can use micro-cement, architectural concrete or decorative panels.
Living room with modern design
Such a coating can be an alternative to tile in bathrooms, floors, walls, etc. However, before the walls get the raw type, they must be thoroughly treated. Now we let you review these images in case you still are not convinced that the reinforced concrete should be in sight in a house with modern or contemporary design we are sure they will make you change your mind. On our page you can find more ideas for wall decoration and colors so do not forget to check them too.
Loft with industrial design