Sensational Cement

This trend was a natural progression from the grey tones and industrial look from last year.

The combination of cement and wood in furniture is one of my personal favorites and now you can incorporate cement into your home easily with one of these inspiring ideas.

From paint to wallpaper and accessories, you are bound to find something you love.

Cement bath

This look can easily be created if you have a built in bath that’s currently tiled like in most homes. The subtle distressed texture of the cement adds texture and combining it with a patterned tile and feminine accessories you are sure to be right on trend. This proves that the cement look does not have to be industrial and cold.



Combining wood and cement adds warmth to this open plan kitchen. Wouldn’t you just love to toss a salad in this space?



This look can easily be achieved by using cement wallpaper as a focal wall. We will introduce you to a very clever local designer that’s done just that!


Cement floors

Having a cement floor adds depth to a space and the subtle texture makes it come to live. Choose between a matte or gloss finish to suit your personal taste and style.


Pool side

The soft grey of this contemporary pool blends in beautifully with the landscape.


Cosy fireplace

The built in wood storage combined with the cement finish is absolutely lovely and practical! If you don’t like spiders rather go for a beautiful wooden side table like the picture on the right.


Furniture combining wood and cement

I absolutely adore this side table. The retro legs with the cement bowl top is simply stunning. The concrete handles would be a nice touch to any kitchen cupboard.



If you are not ready to go big with cement as a permanent feature try to include little touches like this vase with copper leave detail or these clever DIY lamp shades.


Sweet little darlings

This would make such a great gift! Cement candle holders with a geometric pattern. Have a look at the geometric trend Germarie covered with lots of inspirational pictures.


Let’s shop!

Here are a few items sourced from local shops and designers to satisfy your cement craving.


1. Cement wallpaper collection from Cape Town based designer Robin Sprong – surface designer

2. Edged cement vase from Weylandts

3. Color blocked cement planter from Mr Price Home

4. Round cement vase from Weylandts

5. Hurricane lamp from Mr Price Home

6. Cement tile ‘Uptown Silver’ 600 x 600 from Italtile

Happy styling,


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