While watching the season premiere of Boardwalk Empire this Sunday, I kept focusing on the wallpaper that popped up. Much of it was dark and moody (a la gangsters and illicit trade), but it all had a refined style befitting homeowners with deep pockets. Even if prohibition isn't your thing, perhaps you can get behind some pretty, dark wallpaper.
New polished concrete flooring provides some options, including the inclusion of decorative aggregates (such as riverstone, granite, or black basalt mix) within the concrete itself. What’s more, during the finishing phase, any decorate aggregates can be placed into the surface (think seashells, glass or porcelain chips, or even pieces of metal). Knowing this in advance is helpful for ending up with a polished concrete floor you truly love.