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10 Totally Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home

No one would ever guess concrete blocks make excellent DIY home decor. Make use of these amazing ideas and start using concrete blocks for unique home decor.

10 DIY Furniture Ideas Made From Concrete Blocks

Concrete blocks are basically used for construction. But these inexpensive and sturdy building materials can also be utilized for lots of garden and home DIY projects. With just a little bit of creativity and imagination, you can repurpose these clever blocks into decorative pieces or practical furniture for your home and garden. The best part is that most of these DIY projects don’t require tricky techniques or tools. They just require a little creative thinking and time.


1. Stylish Nightstand

Different sizes of concrete blocks stacked together in an organized manner make a stylish, industrial-style nightstand. No tools needed, just your creativity!


2. Platform Bed would’ve thought? This concrete block platform bed looks industrially chic in a minimalist bedroom — and seems more comfortable than you would imagine for a bed made of concrete blocks.


3. Planter Bar

This planter bar is uber cool and pretty easy to make. This is a great mix of rustic charm and fun color, especially if you are a huge fan of succulents, it is perfect for you. I bet, you won't miss placing this gem in your dream patio!


4. Stenciled Balcony Planter

Recreate this super easy and inexpensive planter to beautify your balcony. Concrete blocks are easy to use as planters and you can make it more stunning by painting them, like the ones above, which are stenciled.


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5. Concrete Block Centerpieces

Just place a glass container or vase in the middle of the concrete block and arrange your flowers. Hint: it makes a great table centerpiece.


6. Concrete Block Garden Bench

You said you wanted extra seating in the backyard, right? Here's an easy DIY perfect for any backyard: a concrete block garden bench. It's a budget-friendly project for some brilliant extra seating.


7. Concrete Block Table

Minimalists out there, rejoice! This concrete block table is the perfect desk designed to meet your one-of-a- kind standard. Perfect for small but functional spaces.


8. Sofa Made from Concrete Blocks

Love this sofa made from concrete blocks! Especially the extra storage at the bottom. I'm sure every DIY lover will be drawn to this amazing and budget-friendly project.


9. Concrete Block Bookshelf

Stack the concrete blocks between wood planks and you have a nice bookshelf. Plus, you can use the spaces on the concrete blocks to display treasured objects.


10. Stacked Storage

This is an amazing way to create some storage shelves in your home without needing any wooden shelves in between. Just be careful how you stack your blocks, ensure they have that exact balance to keep it sturdy.


Want more creative uses of concrete blocks? Check out this video from Life Stories Update:

I'm pretty sure these creative uses of concrete blocks will add a bit of decorative flair in your home. If you're really into it, you can even set up two or more. That way, you'll have a more industrial look.

Did you enjoy our post on creative uses of concrete blocks? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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