In the last few years marble has become a huge trend, with homeowners looking to renovate and add a touch of marble. Today marble isn’t just that *hard, cold stone* it was considered to be in the past. If you are renovating remember the key to achieving perfection when it comes to decorating with marble is to remember the adage – less is more. You do not want to have your entire room decorated in marble alone. Try using smaller, selected pieces to bring your décor back to life.
Here are some great uses of marble to consider during your renovation.
- A backsplash in your kitchen: If you want to give your kitchen a bit of *personality* using it as a kitchen backsplash is a great idea. If you want to add a splash of colour or texture marble makes a great feature, it’s easy to clean, so any splashes can be easily wiped off. Marble looks good wherever it’s placed to give a room an elegance that’s very hard to duplicate, if you are looking to upgrade or completely renovate your kitchen what better way to upgrade than with a marble splashback.
- Flooring: marble flooring adds a touch of sophistication to any room, it’s shiny, easy to maintain and looks stunning if you team it with some neutral tones. Marble floors are easy to clean which is why they are loved as much as they are. They are also excellent for those living in a warmer climate as they are cool to walk on. Marble flooring doesn’t absorb heat and cools the space naturally, making it the perfect choice for living rooms, bedrooms and other large rooms or areas.
- Marble Furniture: The furniture inside your home reflects your personality, which is why you want to choose your furniture wisely. Marble furniture looks great it has a beauty, strength and elegance about it. The good thing is that marble furniture goes well with any décor. A marble dining table paired with a soft rug will bring focus to your room and adds elegance and warmth.
- Marble Stairs: Marble stairs are not common in homes as they are considered to be too heavy, but when combined with wood marble stairs look amazing, they add elegance while remaining very safe and sturdy.
- Lamps: marble lamps have one advantage over other lamps – they can actually diffuse and expand light, so the brightness reaches further wherever they are placed. They can brighten a whole room without the need for other lamps. Team one or two marble-based lamps with a mirror to really make your room sparkle.
- Marble Benchtops: Of course, one of the biggest and best-known uses for marble has always been in the kitchen as a benchtop. It’s those unique and intricate lines marble is known for that creates a visual appeal perfect for the kitchen. Not only is marble versatile, it is also cold, which is perfect if you love to knead bread on your benchtop. If you have a kitchen island or breakfast area team marble with some neutral coloured stools.
- Bathroom Accessories: Because marble comes in different patterns and no marble tile is exactly like another you can still purchase marble all from the same outlet, but the patterns will always be different. This means you can use marble in different rooms, and, no two rooms will be the same. In the bathroom you can use marble on the walls, floors and vanity. A touch of marble can brighten up any dull or boring bathroom space and as soap scum doesn’t stick to marble, it’s so very easy to keep clean.
- Marble Wall: Just like marble stairs look great when combined with wood a marble wall with touches of wood or steel has the same effect. The earthiness of wood combined with the shine of marble is a perfect combination. Install a marble wall in a home to break down and add elegance to an area that may be looking tired and dull.
Today, dark marble isn’t as popular as it used to be, but it is still stunning, it’s also an excellent way to add marble to your renovation that isn’t white. If white, marble isn’t your thing, maybe dark marble is the way to go? Sometimes a warmer shade of marble can be just what your area needs. Warmer shades of marble are perfect in the bathroom as they bring a new *twist* that white marble can’t create.