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Home decor inspiration can come from some unexpected places. The sky, the sea, the driveway… Wait, what now?

Concrete (yes, the same cement-based material used for sidewalks) can work inside the home, too. Concrete accessories add a contemporary touch to any room—whether as a holder for your toothbrush in the bathroom, or as a planter on the patio.

“Incorporating natural materials like cane, reclaimed wood, and stone to your space has become popular recently,” says Kate Spiro, an interior designer in New York City.

“Another way to bring the outside in is by adding concrete accents to your home. Concrete is a great material as it adds a unique texture and can easily be layered into your existing decor by adding smaller touches like concrete planters, table lamps, or decorative objects.”

Here’s how to incorporate this too cool for just the street material into every room in your space. (And if you’re concerned concrete accessories will be too heavy to keep around, don’t worry. Most of these are lightweight enough to transport easily.)

In the kitchen or dining area

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Concrete stools

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Looking to complete a modern kitchen design? As an alternative to dining chairs, try concrete stools in fun colors like peach, teal, or Copan blue. They look too heavy to lift but are actually just 35 pounds each.

Or, install a concrete sink for a solid way to do the dishes—in an otherwise minimalist design, it will be a showstopper. This neutral material also goes well with any color scheme.

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In the bathroom

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An easy way to jazz up your current bathroom design is by adding some sleek concrete accessories. Set yourself up with a toothbrush holder, tissue holder, soap dispenser, tray, and a concrete wastebasket. Your space will be looking uniformly cool.

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In the living room


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Designers are constantly preaching the gospel of texture, and concrete offers you just that. Try contrasting your soft living room furniture with some masculine concrete accessories, like a coffee table or side table.

Up the cool factor with concrete coasters or a concrete lamp. And—if you really like the stark look—you could even do an accent wall with a concrete texture.

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In your outdoor space

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Concrete planters

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Concrete can be used for more than just your patio flooring. Carry on the theme with concrete accessories like chic planters. They’re sturdy, so your plants will be secure no matter the weather. You can also find concrete candle holders and oil lamps that will be your new favorite additions to your outdoor space.

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