ONCE THE RESERVE OF BUILDING SITES, BASEMENTS AND MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS CONCRETE IS, LITERALLY AND METAPHORICALLY, NOW THE COOLEST MATERIAL IN THE HOME.
With the industrial look still going strong perhaps the most surprising sub-trend to emerge from it is concrete. As well as being a practical choice concrete is establishing itself as an extremely versatile material when it comes to décor: a stalwart of urban living, it also fits in to country style and looks great in both modern or traditional schemes.
It has left behind its construction roots to become a popular surface choice for domestic interiors - poured concrete floors and countertops are becoming more accessible to the masses - and it's now filtering its way in to home accessories too. When teamed with on-trend metallics like brass or copper it doesn't look cold, just really cool.
Here I've chosen a few of the latest products on the market guaranteed to add a touch of utilitarian glamour to your home.
What do you think? Will you join this industrial revolution?