5 ideas for merging concrete and wooden accents

Concrete and wood are two very contrasting materials. While the former is manmade and features a very synthetic appeal, the latter takes its roots in nature and has a very organic appeal. Merging these two materials in an interior design can be a challenging task. However, if you do it right, the results are often quite appealing. Today, we’ll be featuring 5 ideas you can use for merging concrete ad wooden accents in your home interiors.

 

1. At right angles

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Using concrete and wood in the same space does not mean that they have to be placed side by side. In fact, you can place them as far apart in the room as possible, but as log as they are used in a dominant accent wall, the results are going to be stunning. The concrete media wall featured in this living room interior design has been nicely complemented by the wooden shelves along the adjacent wall.

 

2. Figuring out the ratio

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It’s always good to figure out the concrete-to-wood ratio when you’re working with both these materials in the same space. While concrete features a nice grey texture, wood has decidedly more visual weight. So, the amount of wood is definitely smaller than the amount of concrete texture to make the interior design seem proportionate.

 

3. Vertical and horizontal

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Both wood and concrete textures do not need to be used on the same plane to have maximum impact. On the contrary, they seem to make much more of an impression when they are used on alternating surfaces. This basically means that if you’re using wooden textures on the wall, using concrete on the floor is going to look much more better than otherwise.

 

4. Light it up

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Good lighting can go a long way when bringing out the best in textures such as concrete and wood. Take this bathroom interior as an example. The concrete texture used as the backsplash of the vanity has been topped off by a splash of gold lighting that that makes it look really beautiful against the wooden vanity cupboard.

 

5. Parallel surfaces

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Using concrete and wood on parallel surfaces can help achieve a nice, contrasting effect in an interior design. The feature wall in this photo is a great examples of how you can go about it!

 

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