Thanks to the versatility of concrete, there are many different ways you can use it in your home. Using it on walls is not something new. However, there are ways you can make it more unique and interesting. Remember how decorative concrete floor coatings took the flooring industry by storm? It can do the same to your walls. Here are cool ideas you might want to try:
Stamped Brick Wall
You know how brick is such a beautiful material but it is so expensive and difficult to install? Decorative concrete can turn all that around. If you want to have a brick wall anywhere in your house, why not use a stamped concrete overlay instead? It is known to be able to replicate the exact look using stamp mats with brick patterns. You can have all the walls stamped or just choose one wall that would serve as the focal point of a room. You can also do this pattern on an old, boring fireplace in your living room.
Spray Knockdown Textured Walls
The texture created when you spray an acrylic concrete coating onto a wall and then knock them down with a trowel is definitely unique. Compared to a stucco drywall, a knockdown finish is a lot more subtle but still highly decorative. It comes in various colors but it can also be stained or painted in your favorite hue.
Stained Concrete Backsplash
A backsplash is often made of tile or any other material that is resistant to water. If you are on a tight budget, using concrete is a great idea. You are probably thinking how boring a gray backsplash would be. The solution? Use concrete stains! It comes in a wide range of colors you can mix and match. Just make sure to apply a layer or two of concrete sealer to seal in the colors, make them look more vibrant, and to acquire a water-resistant concrete backsplash.
Engraved Patterns on Wall
Concrete can easily be engraved with intricate swirls, lines, or whatever design concept you prefer. Just make sure to consult a professional contractor so that they could determine if your concrete wall is strong enough to withstand the engraving process. Some contractors install an overlay before engraving, especially if the existing wall is old or has a brittle surface. You can do this in any concrete wall of a home. Seal the wall afterward to make it more durable, damage-resistant, and non-porous.