Ways to use stone in interior design and decoration
Natural stone lends a sense of inimitable elegance and a unique texture to all interior spaces. Granite, travertine, slate or marble are commonly used for all types of interior design projects. We tell you 5 ways to use natural stone in home decoration:
Stone’s thermal inertia helps maintain constant temperatures in the home’s interior, promoting thermal comfort and energy savings. Environmentally sustainable, this product does not contain any chemical and can be safely used for indoors. Stone is completely recyclable, reducing any adverse impact on the ecosystem, and can even be reused in new projects.
Granite, marble, travertine, quartzite, slate and limestone are resistant and durable products used for flooring. They can create a welcoming atmosphere in home decoration.
You can mix colours and textures for getting an interesting look. Their hardness and durability enables the creation of resistant floors in bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms or living-rooms.
Natural stone like slate slate or sandstone can be used as wall cladding solutions. It adds more texture and a fresh appeal to interior walls.
You can create interior divisions using stone cladding in the living room and the kitchen. Or you can add a touch of texture by cladding walls with different types of natural stone. Even you can renovate your kitchen walls.
Fireplaces clad in natural artificial stone are functional and easy to maintain. They add value to any interior design project. You can use our DECOPANEL™, a panel composed by natural stone with a slab format, which provides the ideal lightness to decorate interior fireplaces. It has an unparalleled high thermal resistance, so it perfectly withstands heat from chimneys and stoves without showing any damage (no direct contact with fire).
Check out this post about Natural stone fireplaces: how to choose the right one.
Granite and quartzite are the best natural stones for kitchen countertops and backsplashes. They are hard, non-porous, durable and can be cleaned easily. You have many aesthetic possibilities, colors and finishes to choose.
Have a look at this article about how to choose natural stone for kitchen countertops.
Natural stone can be used to create decorative items such as sculptures, lamps or coffee terrazzo table. They are perfect accessories for decoration, helping you apply the finishing touches to every room in your home.
For further informations, visit CUPA STONE website.
Stone is one of the most popular building materials to have ever existed. It has seen implementation within architecture and design ever since the early days of the industries themselves. Ever since the stone age, this material has been king.
And even if the stone was overshadowed in popularity by newer, shinier materials, this material giant is going nowhere any time soon.
Stone has seen a lot of infrastructural implementation over its long history, but in more recent times, it is reserved for a myriad of decoration purposes.
There is just something special about the brute honesty and simplicity of stone. That's what kept it in the limelight for centuries. The fact that it’s dirt cheap, beautiful, and ample in supply also helps its popularity.
As mentioned above, ever since we've started using materials for the design and build of things, we've used stone. So, perhaps we can say that stones' popularity as a building material and design material stems from the start of humanity itself.
It was most famous as a building material in the medieval ages, where fortresses were constructed out of it.
It has remained a popular decoration material for quite some time after that. It’s still one of the most popular articles.
Stone never went anywhere – it's always been a popular choice as a material. The purpose that it served has changed drastically over the years and continues to evolve to this day.
While we are no longer constructing our houses out of stone, we're decorating them with numerous different stone ornamentation and decorations. Rock is appealing due to multiple various reasons.
There are many different kinds of stone. There are many stones if we can say so. Each stone has its very own unique properties and qualities, which can all be boiled down to its practicality.
Not all rocks are priced the same, as you can get a common rock for free, but a diamond might set you back by quite a lot.
But this is where the beauty of stone comes in. It's simplicity, it's honesty, and its sheer variety gives it a special place in our material realm.
Now that we have established why stone is one of the most important materials out there, it's time to get into the implementation of it.
While we don't want to go about building stone houses, building and designing parts of your home out of stone can has its benefits.
It can be cost-effective, depending on the type of stone furniture, and it can make for some of the most beautiful designs in the world.
We've all visited a bar or two back in the day. While wooden bars are most prevalent in modern society, they are no match for the simplicity and elegance that stone bars bring to the "table."
Bars are an essential part of every household as well and make for some dashing kitchen additions.
Every kitchen needs a proper workspace, and bars make a fantastic compromise. You can't only expect this versatile kitchen addition to serving a singular purpose, can you?
Of course, you can't. Bars are universally useful, whether you're looking for additional cooking space or somewhere to have a couple of drinks at. Bars are best topped with granite or marble. Still, people have made some thrilling limestone-epoxy combinations that are to die for.
While stone is known for its gorgeous properties, it is also far superior in wood as a bar top design. While wood is subject to cracking, inadequate maintenance, discoloration, and cleaning issues – stone isn't.
Stone, in general, is a solid material that is easy to clean, maintain, and won't change color in any way, shape, or form.
If you're a little bit tight on the funds but still wish to have a beautiful stone bar in your kitchen, there is no need to worry. Faux-stone or stone foil can be purchased for quite a low price at your local design store or ordered through Amazon.
While it does give the illusion of real stone, it's far inferior when it comes to function, so remember to be careful!
It's best left to the architectural experts who are designing your home, as stone can be quite heavy and provide some infrastructural issues if mishandled. That's why stone has been less popular as a form of wall decoration.
But every problem comes with a solution, and the answer to the weight issue might be a little bit more creative than you think.
People have invented molds that are applied to a thin level of concrete, which is covering your wall, imitating stone perfectly.
Concrete is stone-hard and is a great wall material. Molding it into stones, polishing it, and painting it to look like the real thing will give it that new shine that nothing else can achieve.
Concrete is also insanely cheap, and the whole process is low-budget in nature.
If you're looking for something perhaps even cheaper than real stone imitation, you might be interested in 3D stone plastic stickers.
Not tacky at all if you ask us, these stickers are virtually stuck to your wall and imitate stone perfectly. Just don't expect them to be as resilient as stone, as these stickers are quite fragile.
If you're looking for yet another wall decoration opportunity while utilizing stone, you're going to love the idea that has been around all of 2019. Stone shelves!
Stone is not traditionally a shelf material, as the stone is pretty heavy. But, topping off your wooden shelves with stone slabs is not only trendy, but adds visuals, functionality, durability, and sturdiness!
You can't imagine a bathroom without a porcelain toilet or sink, but why stop there? Tiles have been out of fashion for quite some time now, and that is because they're quite dull.
Concrete is really in right now, due to the resurgence of the Brutalist movement.
That's why concrete has found its way into your bathroom. Concrete sinks are not only really simple-looking but are also very beautiful and durable.
While we don't recommend flooring your bathroom with concrete, perhaps a big, beautiful artificial marble slab might be more in your taste. Incorporating stone into your bathroom doesn't only have some exceptional aesthetic value, but some great functionality as well.
While there are molds for your walls that turn concrete into the gorgeous aritificial stone decoration design, there are molds for quite a lot of other things as well.