The concrete furniture trend HOME | BLOG

Similar to the clothing industry, each season brings new trends and opportunities in the interior design and homeware space. While previous patterns have included pops of colour and experimenting with different types of woods and stones, this year’s trend has taken a bold step to once again include concrete in all aspects of home design.

 

Although this could seem like a divergence from past crowd-favourites in the field, the benefits of concrete are clear and abundant, making this one that’s not likely to become outdated.

 

Versatility is key in concrete furniture

 

All good trends don’t stick around if they don’t boast the visually appealing touch, and this one is no different.

 

With exceptional functionality and flexibility, concrete furniture looks great on its own, as well as paired with surroundings. And that’s exactly what makes it such a red-hot favourite in Australia.

 

Additionally, the grey colour palette and the urban feel are a huge influence on the industry these days. Creating a natural feel and the benefit of blending in with other accents and features, there’s plenty of ways you can bring an outdated room to the forefront using these designs.

 

Simultaneously, concrete is a subtle, yet sophisticated, material, and successfully adds texture to a room that’s lacking a bit of ‘oomph.’  In terms of appearance, concrete can also create a focal point in a space and emphasise elements that central to the overall look.

Functionality and practicality
 
We’d be pretty confident in suggesting that concrete is one of the best examples of a functional building material. Its sturdy foundation makes it an easy and durable format to work with. Beyond that, its sturdiness and resistant build keeps out the heat, all the while keeping moisture in – something most materials are unable to do. And if you really want to put the cherry on top, it’s eco-friendly and designed to last the ages (we’re talking thousands of years).

 

Creating endless designs

 

The most unique feature of concrete is the diversity of products it can craft. When looking around a house, most materials can only be used for one or two aspects. For example, marble is generally used for countertops and ceramic for tiling. In comparison, concrete can be used from tabletops through to flooring, walls, sinks and more. It knows no boundaries, and we’re proud of that.

 

Incorporating industrialism

 

Gone are the days of an abundance of carpet and vibrant bursts of colour. Interior trends are now all about industrialism, featuring added edginess and warehouse-like vibes. As well as furniture, you’ll see plenty of office and homes ramping up their interiors with concrete flooring and walls, creating this rustic-styled aesthetic. For those not wanting to completely makeover their space, adding in concrete-made furniture is the best (and cheapest) way to recreate this look and feel.

Where it all began
 
The concrete trend began in Europe over the past few years, making a comeback from much older times. Recently, it made its resurgence in Australia, boasting impressive appearance, functionality, and diversity. And it’s likely that this trend will be around for the long-run. In fact, Vogue recently listed concrete as one of 2019’s biggest trends to keep an eye on.

 

And that speaks leaps and bounds.

 

Ready to dive into the world of concrete furniture? Browse Nordik’s collection online now. From tables through to sideboards and more – we’re paying tribute to these timeless icons. For more information, get in touch by calling us on 1800 NORDIK (667345) or by flicking us a message on LiveChat.