In the past few years, concrete has regained its popularity due to Brutalism’s rise. What was once deemed ugly is now at the height of fashion. Think, for instance, the Barbican in London. From architecture to interior design right down to concrete accessories, it’s become the on-trend material to bring industrial chic into your home.
Take a look at some of our top picks for the coolest concrete accessories around right now!
Geometric Concrete Air Plant / Ring Holder by ChalkConcrete
By now everyone’s familiar with the concrete planter, however these tiny concrete containers offer something different with their slanted geometric form. Add some little succulents, or additionally use on your bedside table as a ring or jewellery holder. Several of these grouped together or dotted around on your shelves would look amazing.
Pleated Concrete Vase by HelenaAmbrosioDesign
Fanning out like oragami, the attention to detail and high quality finish on these pieces is impressive! The vase even includes a cork base to avoid scatching furniture, and a brass plaque. The only downside is that you can’t actually hold water in them… you will have to either invest in some quality fake flowers, use dried ones or simply display as an art piece in its own right.
TEMPUS 32 by Urbi et Orbi studio
How can this concrete clock not be trendy with a name like TEMPUS 32? It would look brilliant hanging on a plain wall, surrounded by an industrial or urban chic interior. In fact, the clock would also look at home in a totally minimalist and monochrome room.
Concrete Wallpaper by Woodchip and Magnolia
Want to get that industrial warehouse studio look, without actually having to buy an abandoned factory? Woodchip and Magnolia have come your rescue with their range of ‘concrete’ wallpaper. Plaster it over your white walls for a cooler, modernised interior style.
Concrete Hanging Planter by Dingading Terrariums
How great would these look anywhere and everywhere around your house or patio? They look really versatile, and the black concrete is so stylish. Buy as a group of tow or more for maximum impact. And the best thing about these little planters, is that each one comes with either a succulent or cactus!
Norwand Concrete Bookend by Jochen Korn from Korn Produkte
Timelessly elegant, this bookend design will bring your bookshelf into the 21st century. The style really is quite brutalist which I adore. Because the geometric aspect of the bookend has been kept to a tasteful minimum, this will remain contemporary for years to come.
Concrete Egg Cup by LOUandTOINON
Something fun and fancy for the kitchen! Just look at the gorgeous colour and marbled effect of these egg cups – plus, as an added bonus, each egg cup is made from recycled materials. These little colourful egg cups would make a perfect gift for all those egg fanatics out there.
Kikkerland Planter And Pen Holder by TheGiftOasis
Be the envy of the office, or upgrade your own desk at home with this planter/stationary holder. Having plants at your desk is good for your health, especially if you are in a polluted city or anywhere near a road, as plants are effective air purifiers. And while you’re at it, never lose your pen again! Concrete accessories are being found more commonly in the office recently so why not get one for your desk?
Earth Stool by Gas&Air Studios
Personally, one of my favourite material combinations is reclaimed timber with concrete. This clean and simple stool combines both effectively. I’d buy this just to put it in a corner somewhere with a nice plant on it – although it is a functioning stool too!
Marbled Concrete Coaster by FlorenceAndMoose
I’m in love with these coasters! They would look amazing with stylish glassware. Completely handcrafted, each one is made to order so you will not get two that are the same. And for £3 each these are a bargain, either to buy for yourself or as a gift.
Peaceful ZEN Garden Concrete Planter and Air Plant by MyZen
If you did not know, little Zen gardens are more than just decorative, they can have real health benefits. Spending time raking and arranging your garden has a calm, soothing and meditative effect, and if placed on your desk it can act as a reminder throughout the day to stay focused and calm. This one made of concrete by MyZen is rustic and neutral.
Pink Square Concrete Pot
The colour of this pot is divine, (not to mention completely instagrammable!) You could use either as a traditional planter, or as a pen pot/make up brush holder, making this a perfect gift for that design conscious and feminine person in your life.
Concrete Brogue Shoes Plant Pots by TheLittleBoysRoom
Another plant holder, (I think by now we have all realised that concrete is best complimented by some greenery) but this time, something a little more wacky. Not only are they fun, the details on these concrete brogues really are stunning. Surprise your guests by placing these around your house; perhaps on a shelf or even as a table centrepiece. If you have a brogue wearing man in your life, then I’m sure that these would be a well received gift.
Modern Smartphone Stand by CraftedbyOitenta
Believe it or not, this sleek smartphone stand is handmade and casted from concrete. It reminds me of mountains or polar glaciers. The stand can hold various different devices from a phone to an ipad, so that you can hold and highlight any of your devices with style.
Concrete Candle Holder by Red Lily
A traditional and elegant candle holder but with a slight contemporary twist. This are one to buy for your mother, or someone who appreciates that quality and timeless style. Like in the picture, I think that these would look best surrounded by white/cream or a gentle grey interior colour scheme.
Concrete Bowl – Charcoal and White Swirl
The design of this bowl is unassuming yet stunning. Made completely of recycled concrete waste, it has an authentic and earthy vibe. Perfect to use as a fruit bowl in your kitchen. One of these concrete accessories would look great in an entranceway to your house.
Concrete Tumbler by M&S
Let’s not leave your bathroom out from all the action! Check out this beautiful range of concrete bathroom products by M&S. Rose gold is of course the metal colour of the moment, and what better to contrast its feminine and shiny look with than industrial concrete.
Beepot Planter in Concrete by Green&Blue
Last but certainly not least on the list is this delightful planter, featuring a bee hotel! It’s stylish and would make the perfect gift for a garden lover who cares about bees, wildlife and of course great design. Loss of habitat is one of the reasons that bees are declining, so if we all invest in these bee hotels then we can start to create more habitat for them and start to see some real change. The planter is also available in different colours, shapes and sizes.
If you liked our list of concrete accessories and have found some of your very own favourites, let us know in the comments section below!