Marble is a stone that’s been around for centuries. Widely used in buildings, sculptures and monuments, it graces some of the world’s most beautiful structures including the Taj Mahal, the Duomo of Florence and The Washington Monument.
Whether on flooring, kitchen countertops or bathrooms, marble decor has also been a prominent feature of interior design since the ‘70s and its popularity is only increasing. From luxurious marble flooring to marble-effect home accessories.
Marble has made a modern comeback in the world of interior design. However, the key to keeping the trend fresh is using it in small doses – accents and statement pieces – rather than in amounts that overwhelm the eye. In this case, less is infinitely more.
If you want to be ahead of the curve, check out this list of ways to incorporate marble into your interior design. We’ll walk you through innovative ways to use marble to give a classic touch to your décor while still staying modern.
Prized for its beauty and elegant finish, marble flooring adds grandeur to any space. Whilst not as resilient as granite, marble is still an incredibly durable stone with beautiful natural markings that complement a wide range of bathroom or kitchen interiors. Before investing in marble flooring, ensure you are prepared to upkeep the careful maintenance required to keep it looking its best.
Open-concept living is becoming increasing common. Whether you live in a small studio apartment or a spacious single-family home, this type of floor plan opens up the space and leaves it feeling less stuffy and confined. However, though your home may lack certain walls, you still need to delineate the space in order to keep it looking organized. Let marble do the job.
Columns are, of course, the obvious answer. But, there’s no need for them to look like they came straight out of a white telephone feature. Choose columns with straight edges and relatively few decorative touches to give the space a more industrial feel.
Keep in mind that there’s no need for the columns to stretch from the floor to the ceiling either. Consider building a half-wall with columns that will separate spaces while still letting the eye through all the way through the space.
Marble has a reputation for being one of the most expensive materials to use in interior design, but you can still get the luxurious look without a heavy investment. From the bedroom to the bathroom, introduce the look with stylish lighting, tableware and other decorative accessories. Contrast a marble-effect dinner set with a rustic, exposed-wood dining table for a fresh take on Scandi styling, or finish your bathroom scheme with marble accessories to add a touch of luxe without the commitment. In the kitchen, a marble chopping board will blend seamlessly into your existing decor whilst giving a subtle nod to the coveted trend and in the dressing room; an elegant trinket tray will provide the perfect space to store your treasures.
Marble can transform a room, and this is especially true if you dedicate an entire wall to the stone. Be brave and take the natural material away from the obvious places, the bathroom and kitchen, and introduce it into bedrooms, dining rooms and even the living room with marble effect wallpaper.
Effortlessly turning any space into a work of art, marble’s crisp white hues and natural veining provides the perfect backdrop to a wide range of schemes. From minimalist to industrial interiors, a marble wall can be used to add a touch of glamour to your home, instantly elevating it with a striking focal point. To keep the scheme minimal, look to cool whites and greys throughout and break up the look with your statement wall. For a touch of glam, dark emerald and navy contrasts beautifully against the soft white hues of marble, and for the finishing touch introduce plush velvet furniture in pale pinks and greens for a look that is effortlessly on trend.
Though it may seem could and uncomfortable at first glance, when paired with the correct pieces, marble makes an excellent material for furniture. It is strong, sturdy, and will last a lifetime. Don’t be afraid to invest in a statement piece of marble furniture. It can withstand a lot of wear and tear while still looking high-end.
Tables work particularly well when made of marble. Replace the wooden island in your kitchen with one made of marble to create a visual transition from the stove into the dining area. Add a bit of elegance to your living space with a marble coffee table. Think about using marble tables as outdoor furniture since they are hardy enough to stay put during stormy weather.
How do you feel about marble’s resurgence? Are you up for incorporating it into your interior design? Have you found any marble products that you absolutely love?
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