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Concrete decorative walls emerged in the New York lofts of the 50’s that had exposed brick walls. Industrial style is a must but we would like to clarify some myths about the use of concrete on interior design.
It is said that the place won’t be cozy, seeming a warehouse. By combining several styles and creating a minimalist space you can get a welcoming room. On top of that, if you add wooden touches or wooden furniture your house will seem natural and warm.
It is also important to take into account if you want a grey room. Decorative complements, textiles, furniture and the color of the ceilings (from the eternal white to any you imagine) can change the hue of a room. Do not forget that if you want to be faithful to the industrial style, neutral colors will always combine with grey and you can even add touches of red or blue.
An amazing trick is combining industrial and vintage styles in order to give a second opportunity and make the most of old objects. Recover, restore and renew some of your oldest pieces to make them gain strength.
Combining industrial style with textiles such as velvet or the elegant buttoned upholstery is a way of giving a sophisticated touch to your place. What is more, dare with tribal and colorful patterns and let your imagination fly with the most eclectic style.
Last but not least, we would like to remind you that there is nothing more personal than yourself, so if you add your personal objects or memories, you will conquer the place.
Decorative MSD Panels are ideal for coating the walls of your home, both inside and outside, to create surprising atmospheres in a quick and easy way. However, walls are not always what they appear to be. Sometimes, walls are not really walls, because they hide ingenious solutions.
Solutions such as this one, that we have been sent from Singapore. At first sight, it appears that Stoneslike Creative has used our Earth coloured stone-like strata panels to decorate stairs. However, these stairs conceal a trick: hidden under the panels and steps we find two cupboards, making it possible to skilfully make the most of the available space.
Thanks to our panels and their texture, it is possible to hide the doors, giving the impression that there is only a normal wall covered in stone.
This is just one of the possibilities for ensuring that one of our walls is more than meets the eye. Cabinets, pantries, hidden doors… there is an extensive range of options.
Tell us about your one!
Artificial light does not have to be only the alternative to natural light when this is not an option. It’s time to give it the importance it deserves.
We’ve already told you that natural light helps you to feel better and that it is a great ally in small rooms, but artificial light also has many virtues. It can become one of the most spectacular decorative features, if we use it properly and in the right places. Several tricks are available to us that will help to enhance the texture of our decorative panels and create very special environments.
Sources of artificial light are normally fitted in the ceiling. But instead of spreading the light around the entire room, we can focus it, to a greater or lesser extent, on the walls. If the wall is light in colour, for example White brick, it will help us to create contrasts playing with the shadows. And if the wall is darker, such as Flint stone, employing a much more direct and coloured light will achieve a more dynamic and lively effect.
Continuing with this experiment, why not put the light source in a completely different, radically contrasting place, such as on the floor? This will help us to completely change the effect of the more traditional walls, such as White Castilian peasantry, for example.
We have gone from the ceiling to the floor. And, on the way, we also have the option to illuminate the walls from the walls themselves. Options include focusing a lot of light (as we can see with these Anthracite wooden staves panels) or little light (as in this spectacular staircase in Walnut plywood). In general, it helps us to create very dramatic and pleasing spaces.
To complete this tour, we can use sources of light that are artistic in themselves. What do you think of the giant light bulbs that they have used to light this shop, whose walls are decorated with our Horizontal concrete panels? It certainly won’t leave you indifferent.
Now it’s your turn. Which is your favourite trick?