For so many, the thought of revamping or redecorating can seem daunting, especially if you don’t have a lot of money to spend. Although there should be some kind of financial budget involved when planning to redesign a space, you don’t necessarily have to have a heap of money in order to add new furniture to the mix.
One of the most elegant, surprisingly versatile materials you can use is concrete. As surprising as that sounds, concrete has so many decorative properties that can easily transform a space into a piece of artwork. You might need some specialized tools for working with such a dense material; for example, not all wheelbarrows can handle concrete, but overall it’s great for projects. Check out some of the best DIY concrete furniture ideas for your backyard or garden space.
Concrete Garden Bench
This cement garden bench can be easy to do as pie. What you need is a sturdy mold in order for the concrete to dry, and well, a bunch of concrete, obviously. This would be a great addition to a side garden or even a courtyard garden. This elegant but minimalistic design will definitely last.
Etched Patio Table
It’s easy to get inspired when you’re using nature as your guide. These adorable tree trunk tables are entirely made of concrete and are entirely cute. All you’d need is some tools to help etch the almost-dried tables with any type of design you prefer. This is a great idea for a garden patio area.
Polished Patio Table
This polished patio table not only looks great, but it is an interesting shape that will have guests intrigued. This is such a great concept that won’t cost a lot of money and will virtually pay for itself since concrete is so versatile and can withstand all kinds of weather elements.
Concrete Side Table
This cement side table is a cute addition to any outdoor space. This would look really great around a patio fire pit during the cold winter nights. As you can see, you can easily scale this up or down depending on what type of patio décor you want to incorporate into it.
This is one of the easiest outdoor pieces you can make with concrete. Simply mold a concrete brick large enough to accompany a yard chair and you have an easy, DIY bench. This only looks like more week that it actually is, and there are plenty of tutorials online to help you along the way.
Concrete Furniture Set
This polished cement furniture set would be easy to execute with the proper molding tools. Although concrete is relatively easy to work with, you’d need to be careful not to injure yourself with the finished products, as concrete can be heavy and hard to move.
Cement Fire Pit
This fire pit is so gorgeous, the fact that it is made entirely of cement is just a bonus. Once you have all the parts in place, this exquisite fire pit idea is sure to draw in the oohs and aahs. It’s a cozy scene as-is, but can you imagine how great it’d be surrounded by a few of your closest friends enjoying late night conversations?
Basic Garden Table
This standard concrete furniture garden table can easily be done up with all kinds of interesting tabletop patterns. In the picture, for example, the table is being adorned with broken bits of porcelain, typically referred to as a mosaic pattern. Use varying colors for a brighter, more intriguing look perfect for spring.
This interesting concept to a bench features cement blocks that interlock with each other. Although this looks like something a child would want to play with at LEGOLAND, be assured that concrete is definitely not a suitable plaything for children and children should not be allowed to play with concrete blocks.
Curved Concrete Bench
This curved concrete bench is a perfect addition to an outdoor pool area or even a wet deck leading up to an area with a pool or hot tub. Since concrete is malleable once wet, you could easily bend a concrete bench to any given shape depending on your décor preferences.
With a solid concrete tabletop, you can easily create an adorable outdoor patio space that will not only intrigue guests, but will only look more expensive than what it really is. A marble tabletop can cost you thousands of dollars where this tabletop will cost you around $750 to $800 depending on the size.
White Concrete Table
This white concrete table gives a different look to the already intriguing concrete tabletop. This is a more unusual spin to the modern day furniture piece. This just goes to show that you could incorporate different color schemes into the concrete furniture set and that you don’t have to stick to the usual gray.
Concrete Fire Pit
This concrete fire pit is pretty simple to make, all you need is that concrete block to start with. You’d need to make sure the concrete you use is solid concrete and not comprised of any by-products since anything other than concrete can be flammable. Executed correctly, this fire pit is as cute as they come.
Interesting End Table
This interesting end table features an intriguing design that can easily be done with a type of mold. Given the DIY tutorials online, you can easily find all the materials necessary in order to create this type of end table. You can even customize the design and create your own shape to match with pre-existing décor.
A little off the wall, but incredibly unique, this concrete chair would sit pretty in any type of décor setting. Whether you have an outdoor patio bar you need to furnish or you’d simply like to add some interesting elements to your home décor, you can’t go wrong with these swanky concrete chairs.
Concrete Beach Glass Table
This gorgeous beach glass table is comprised entirely of concrete, sand and beach glass. This would be the perfect DIY project for an outside bar or even patio area facing a beautiful beach. The photo comes with an easy to follow DIY so you can easily make your very own beach glass table.
Dark Gray Short Table
This dark gray short gray table is the perfect addition to an outdoor garden area. The height is perfect for either sitting on some fluffy pillows around it or simply using the table as a coffee table. This is the ideal size and height for a smaller space that will add elegance throughout the room.
Mushroom Accent Table
This adorable little mushroom table is the perfect piece for an outdoor setup. It’s modern yet retro feel incorporates plenty of style with functionality. You could even find this cute little table in various colors to match whatever theme you want. It’s a great, sturdy table that will definite draw attention.
Ivory Accent Tables
This table is almost a drum shape with some interesting texture. This would be a perfect accent table for a swanky living room or even an outside side garden sitting area. The possibilities are endless when it comes to this type of end table.
Cube Coffee Table
This cube coffee table is a funky way to incorporate a table into the living room or dining room area. Its unique design will certainly draw attention in a very positive way. This is a great way to stand out from the norm but while using plenty of modern class.
This concrete contemporary table is the perfect design for a modern living space. Whether it is to be used as a dining room table or simple as a table in a sitting room, this table will definitely fit the bill as it’s luxurious as it is spacious.
Concrete Dining Bench
This rustic concrete dining bench only looks like a plank of wood. This bench is actually full comprised of concrete and is etched to resemble a piece of wood. The natural color of the cement makes this bench a sight to see and a perfect addition to an outdoor sitting area.
Concrete BBQ Table
This concrete slab makes the perfect BBQ side table for anyone who loves to cook outside. This would be ideal for a patio area or a covered outdoor kitchen. Since concrete is just as durable as marble, as but more than half the price, it’d be easy to incorporate this type of table into the BBQ area.
Pedestal Coffee Table
This pedestal style coffee table is the perfect table for almost any setting. Whether it’s for an outdoor patio area or inside a den, this interesting coffee table will surely look exquisite. Its tiered design brings a level of class to the table that is unsurpassed.
This gorgeous end table has been finished with a crackle finish that leaves the table etched with cracks in black and white. What’s super great about this table design is that it’s entirely made of concrete, but the outer layer is finished by that gorgeous lacquer.
Concrete Fire Bowl
This concrete fire bowl is super easy to make, thanks to this incredibly detailed DIY video tutorial. You’ll be cozy by the fire with friends in no time – that’s how simple this awesome design is to build. The bowl itself is relatively simple, so plan on using some type of pedestal to go along with it.
Danyal End Table
This incredible Danyal end table is such an interesting shape and design. This nifty little end table will certainly bring a whole new level of intrigue into the space and will look great while doing it. It’s sure to draw plenty of attention, as this shape overall is not a very common one to find.
Cement Decorative Table
This fancy table features a cement plank which sits atop these cast stone pillars. This would be the ideal setup in a garden corner or even under a covered patio area. For indoors, this could easily be used in a foyer or even in an entranceway to a large hall space.
These concrete stools are the perfect addition to any space that needs some emergency seating options. Whether it’s an outdoor garden area, a patio area or even a den playing table, these nifty little concrete stools will definitely be of service and come in handy.
Modern Blocked Fire Pit
This fire pit is stunning. The modern design is only paralleled by the unique blocked feature which makes this setup all the more intriguing. This is a perfect example to demonstrate just how versatile concrete is and how absolutely elegant it came make a design appear.
This interesting six-legged table is truly remarkable and inspiring. It can double as a functional art piece, as its interesting design and functionality are both interesting pieces to this artwork. This would make a fantastic dining room table or even an outdoor sitting area table.
Round Concrete Table
This outdoor table set is perfect for a small side garden or even a courtyard area. It’s cute and functional, which makes for a perfect piece of garden furniture. You could even incorporate this piece into an outdoor tea area that involves more antique furniture.
Concrete Tree Ring Fire Pit
This unique design features concrete tree rings in place of a customary fire pit. This is another way to make a fully functional fire pit and it’s also a way to recycle old materials. Since tree rings are typically found in most garden areas, you could make this design in a breeze.
Rubber Mold Concrete Table
This nifty DIY demonstrates on how to make a concrete table from a rubber mold. As you can see, this is a funkier design from some of the previous concrete tables we’ve seen. To make something different and a piece that stands out, try using a rubber mold.
Portable Concrete Fire Bowl
This nifty DIY video demonstrates how to make a portable fire bowl that you can take from party to party. What’s great about this design is, aside from being fully portable, you can easily make the fire bowl as intricate as you’d like. The pieces of glass really add to this design.
Short Concrete Bench
This super cute bench idea features strong, squat legs that are perfect for any garden setting. I can just imagine a cute garden troll using the bench to take a breather from an especially long trek back to the woods. This would be a cute design concept to do with kids, too.
Blocked Concrete Bench
This blocked concrete bench features three blocks as legs. The bench is a thinner model than what we’ve typically seen in garden benches, but it is definitely still functional and super easy to make. Try painting it for a pop of color and eye-piece in the garden.
So, which pieces of concrete furniture were your favorite? Think you want to test your might and start on a glass and concrete outside table, or do you want to start easy with some small cubed benches? The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to concrete furniture because it’s so easy to do!
Have any experience with working with concrete? We’d love to hear from you. Feel free to leave your insight in the comments so that we can all learn a little more about working with concrete.
*You might also like: 39 Easy And Affordable DIY Concrete Projects For Your Garden.