The hot list: concrete accents for a pared-back, understated edge

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1 Six-sided statements

These hexagon-shaped planters are tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but will make an adorable style statement when filled with cuttings and lined along your kitchen counter. There are also square and round versions, should you want to mix things up.

Concrete Hexagon Micro Planters, Dh45 for three, Frae and Co at Etsy,

2 A lacy little number

The quirky Dutch brand Mensch Made offers a range of beautifully crafted concrete products, but we have our eye on this Lace side table, which combines a concrete top with a solid-oak base. The delicacy of the lace imprint set against the hardness of the concrete make this an absolute must-have.

Lace table (small), Dh1,610, The Design Shop by S*uce, Wasl Square, Dubai

3 Less is more

Made from concrete and fitted with a coloured bulb, the Luna lamp proves that less really is more. You can opt for a blue or red bulb, while the 150-centimetre-long silk flex cable comes in a range of colours, including poppy red, royal blue and neon green. Each lamp is handmade, so there will be slight variations.

Luna Concrete Lamp, price on request, ROK Design Studio at Etsy,

4 Stick 'em up

This statuesque candlestick from Cities consists of a concrete tube intersected by two wooden discs. Pair with a neutral-coloured candle so as to not detract from the simple beauty of the piece.

Concrete candlestick, Dh1,355, Cities, Galleria Mall, Dubai

5 Time for tea lights

If tea lights are more your thing, Cities also offers this shapely holder. We would line up three of them up for a subtle but striking design feature.

Tea light holder, Dh325, Cities