Features of the use of decorative stone in the interior

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In this article, we will tell you about the features of using decorative stone when decorating the interiors of various rooms of a house or apartment, and we will also try to figure out how to use this finishing material to emphasize the functionality of a particular room..

We have already written about what an artificial stone is, the history of its origin, various types and characteristics in the article “Artificial stone: pros and cons”. Therefore, we will not dwell on these issues and will pay attention precisely to the features of the use of decorative stone in the interior of different rooms..

When decorating the interior of an apartment or house, do not forget that in addition to the stylistic one, each room also has a functional side. To emphasize these features will allow such a popular material today as a finishing stone..

Features of the use of decorative stone in the interior of different rooms Decorative stone can be called a truly versatile material that can be used in a small bathroom, in a grand living room, in a cozy bedroom, and in a representative office.

1. Decorative stone in the hallway

The first room of the house, invariably welcoming guests, needs a decent frame, which, moreover, must be distinguished by high durability and reliability. The main functional task of the hallway is to allow you to place storage places for outerwear and shoes here, as well as create a convenient passage to living quarters.

There are usually at least two doors in this walk-through room, and there is not so much space. Therefore, one of the main methods of using finishing stone in the hallway is framing doorways.

This method, firstly, will emphasize one of the main functions of this room. Secondly, it will allow you to originally highlight the entrance and interior doors, which in the hallway are one of the main elements of the interior.

Of course, if you wish, you can use decorative stone to completely decorate all the walls of the hallway or hall. But this option looks impressive only in fairly spacious rooms. In small hallways, it is best to use this finishing material, for example, to highlight mirrors or key shelves, combining with wallpaper, plaster or paint..

As for the choice of texture and shade of stone, then for this room, you should choose light shades. Often, the use of glossy facing stone allows you to visually expand the room. For example, porcelain stoneware with its external parameters can resemble glass, and in a small hallway it will look especially appropriate.

Features of the use of decorative stone in the interior of different rooms In this case, artificial stone was used only for framing doorways and mirrors. A gray stone very effectively emphasized the unusual texture and pale beige shade of the plaster

Features of the use of decorative stone in the interior of different rooms This hallway has a lot of light and space, so the walls, completely lined with artificial stone, do not look too “heavy” and gloomy. The color of the finish is also well chosen – natural and light enough

2. Decorative stone in the living room

It is in the living room, as in no other room of the house, that artificial stone has found a particularly widespread use. Indeed, the most ceremonial room of any house should look especially representative and rich, and it is quite simple to achieve such an effect using decorative stone.

In addition, the use on one wall of combinations of completely different textured stones, wallpaper, paint or plaster will allow you to divide the room into separate zones. Consider a few of the most common and effective options for using facing stone in the living room:

  1. Fireplace framing. If there is a fireplace in the living room, then it is the decorative stone that will be the best option for highlighting this interior detail. It is on the fireplace that a deliberately rough imitation of an irregularly shaped rubble stone can be used. By the way, this option is great for a country-style living room. If the fireplace is located in the corner of the room, you can revet the entire area with artificial stone. The result is the effect of a hearth literally embedded in the rock..
  2. Select the wall on which the TV panel is located. Living rooms, all walls of which are lined with artificial stone, are not so common, most often designers and owners decide to highlight the most noticeable central wall of the room with the help of such a rich texture.
  3. Facing with decorative stone shelves, doorways, plasterboard elements. In this case, decorative stone allows you to highlight individual interior details and emphasize their functions..

With regard to the texture and color range of decorative stone in the living room, the choice is virtually unlimited. One should only adhere to the principle – the darker the stone and the larger its parts – the less area it should occupy. Otherwise, the room can turn into an analogue of a medieval and rather gloomy castle..

Features of the use of decorative stone in the interior of different rooms In this living room, thanks to such inclusions of decorative stone around the place for the TV and the doorway, it was possible to create an original interior. Otherwise, a living room with ordinary walls in a neutral shade would look too boring.

6 rooms, the decoration of which with decorative stone will be especially appropriateIn general, designers do not advise decorating a wall lined with artificial stone with paintings and other decorative elements. The rich texture of the stone looks very rich and attractive without additional details. However, if you still decide to use this technique, choose paintings in strict, minimalistic frames and do not overdo it.!

3. Bedroom

When decorating the interior of the bedroom, facing stone is used less often than in the living room or in the kitchen. It seems that in such a calm room, intended solely for relaxation, the rough stone texture would be inappropriate. Of course, if you veneer all the walls, without exception, your bedroom will more likely resemble a crypt, rather than a cozy room. However, the moderate use of decorative stone can, on the contrary, bring notes of nobility to the interior, make the room more elegant and luxurious..

The traditional use of artificial stone in the bedroom is wall cladding at the head of the bed. In this case, it is possible to emphasize the main functional area of ​​this room – the sleeping place, and the decoration itself will look unobtrusive and harmonious.

Three more options:

  • stone trim for a TV, if there is one in the bedroom;
  • allocation of a working corner using masonry (if a computer is installed in the bedroom);
  • framing the dressing table and mirror – that is, a visual division of the room into separate zones that differ in their functions.

Features of the use of decorative stone in the interior of different rooms The brutality of this wall, faced with decorative stone that imitates brickwork, is softened by textile elements, in particular, delicate curtains made of light fabric. Helps to create the desired effect and different colors of individual “bricks”

Features of the use of decorative stone in the interior of different rooms Such coarse artificial stone masonry is traditionally used in bedrooms decorated in a “rustic” country style, as well as in loft apartments

4. Decorative stone in the interior of the kitchen

A kitchen, even the smallest, facing stone can transform almost completely. There are several main options for using decorative stone in the interior of the kitchen:

  1. Finishing a kitchen apron. Artificial stone can be called ideal for cladding the space between the work area and the top row of cabinets in the kitchen. He is not afraid of grease stains, and it is very easy to care for him – it should be regularly rubbed with a damp cloth, without strong abrasive agents. The use of decorative stone will allow you to highlight the work area, focusing on this area of ​​the kitchen.
  2. Wall decoration near the dining group. Of course, the wall decoration near the dining area can be combined with the decorative stone cladding of the kitchen apron. However, the designers believe that this option is only suitable for fairly spacious rooms. In small kitchens, it is better to focus on just one single zone so as not to overload the kitchen with decor..
  3. Apron trim that blends into the slopes. This option for using artificial stone will visually expand the room. But it is not recommended to cover the entire slope with a stone, since the room may seem darker than it really is.
  4. Finishing of the bar counter, columns, space around the hood. All these options for using decorative stone in the kitchen will highlight one of the important areas of the room, create the desired emphasis on one detail. Thus, the facing stone around the hood can turn an ordinary hob into a real home. The bar counter, decorated with artificial stone, will look especially original and last longer..

When choosing shades and textures of decorative stone for the kitchen, you should focus on the overall interior design of the room. Remember that large stones in a small room will look out of place..

Features of the use of decorative stone in the interior of different rooms The harmonious transition of artificial stone from the kitchen apron to the slopes allows not only to create an unusual interior and protect this part of the window from stains, but also visually expand the space

Features of the use of decorative stone in the interior of different roomsThe bar counter is in any case an important and visible part of the interior. By covering it with decorative stone, you can emphasize the importance of this detail of the furnishings.

Features of the use of decorative stone in the interior of different rooms Notice how harmoniously the artificial stone around the dining area matches the wicker stands on the table! The dining group turned out to be especially cozy and will become a favorite place for the whole family

Features of the use of decorative stone in the interior of different rooms In this case, it was decided to revet one single element with decorative stone – a column separating the working area and the dining group. It turned out that this is enough for the interior to sparkle with new colors.

5. Decorative stone in the bathroom

Modern decorative stone has water-repellent properties, which allows it to be used not only in living rooms, but also in the bathroom. Of course, as is the case with such small rooms as the kitchen and the hallway, you should not completely cover the bathroom with artificial stone..

Most often, using a facing stone, the following areas of this room are distinguished:

  • wall above the bathroom
  • area above or around a washbasin
  • the outer walls of the bathroom itself
  • mirror
  • wall around the built-in wardrobe

These accents will transform the bathroom into a true spa. Decorative stone for a bath can be used in almost any texture and shade, although the designers believe that it is the imitation of marble or granite that will make this room especially luxurious. However, water droplets will be visible on a glossy surface and the bathroom may look unkempt..

Features of the use of decorative stone in the interior of different rooms In this bathroom, it was decided to cover the corner in which the bathtub and its outer walls are installed with artificial stone. In this case, it is better to leave the rest of the walls plastered or tiled with traditional ceramic tiles.

Features of the use of decorative stone in the interior of different rooms Decorative stone emphasizes the sophistication of built-in furniture and evokes associations with exotic countries

Features of the use of decorative stone in the interior of different rooms This bathroom has become so unusual precisely thanks to the use of rough artificial stone. Of course, this wall decoration cannot be combined with plastic. Wooden beams are best for ceiling decoration.

6. Decorative stone in the study and library

The study and the library are premises for which the classic style is usually used. The finishing stone is the best suited to emphasize the high status of the owner of the cabinet, to give the room sophistication and restraint inherent in the classics.

In the study and library, artificial stone is commonly used to decorate the following areas:

  1. Framing a bookcase or shelves. The option looks especially unusual when the facade of a drywall storage system is revetted with decorative stone and it seems that niches with books are simply built into a real rock.
  2. Wall decoration above the table. Thus, it is possible to select precisely the working area of ​​the study or the reading corner in the library..
  3. Traditional options are door and window finishing. This is a universal option for using decorative stone, which is suitable for all rooms without exception.
  4. Create the transition from storage to desk. In this case, the use of artificial stone will allow not to single out, but, on the contrary, to combine two functional parts of the room.

Features of the use of decorative stone in the interior of different rooms An interesting option for decorating numerous shelves with books and small items. The whole structure looks very harmonious and has become the highlight of the room. Do not forget to take care of the lighting, which will enhance the beauty of the texture of the decorative stone

6 rooms whose decoration with decorative stone will be especially appropriate In this light and airy office, the stone was used only for the center wall facing the table.

As you can see, artificial stone can be successfully and effectively used in the interior design of all rooms of the house. Persistent, attractive, very different, decorative stone can serve as an excellent way to divide a room into separate zones, combine space into a single harmonious picture and act as the main decorative element.

At the same time, we do not at all call for revealing all premises of the house with artificial stone without exception. With such a noticeable material, it is easy to overdo it and turn a cozy house into an analogue of a castle. We give only examples of the use of decorative stone, in which room of the house it will be especially appropriate – it’s up to you.

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