By Brijesh Bansal Founder, Stone Art
The use of natural stones in interior design has been widespread for centuries. From ancient Egyptian and Greek temples to modern homes, natural stone has created stunning décor that adds beauty and elegance to any space. Natural stone not only adds aesthetic value to your home but also provides a unique and timeless look that will be admired. Whether you want to add a touch of sophistication or a rustic element, natural stone can create various stunning designs to enhance your interior décor. With a wide variety of colours, textures and sizes, natural stones are used to create multiple works of art for your home. From custom-made art pieces to countertops and flooring, natural stone is the perfect choice for adding a unique and timeless look to your interior design.
Natural stone has a timeless, elegant charm and rustic, eco-friendly appeal, perfect for enhancing any interior décor. Natural stone comes in various colours, textures, and finishes, from marble pieces to interior wall cladding, jharokhas, jalis, sculptures, and even petrified wood. These stones' versatility in design, adaptability, and textures has ensured their presence over thousands of years. Stones, petrified wood, and marble-engineered stones can also be optimally incorporated into contemporary looks.
Apart from the adaptability quotient, it's also sustainable. Stone is abundantly available in nature and is often used in green building projects as it is environmentally sustainable. It contains no harmful materials or toxins and can be safely used indoors and outdoors. It is also a material that can be salvaged and recycled, which reduces any adverse impact on the ecosystem.
One of the most exciting ways to accentuate the aesthetics is using stone-carved panelling on the interior walls, bringing an authentic touch to the space. This can further be highlighted using semi-precious stones.
A fireplace is considered to be a beautiful addition to any home, whether it is for the sake of nostalgia or as a source of warmth and comfort. The fireplace provides a central warming point around which friends and family can gather, relax and enjoy the atmospheric flickering of the flames. It is also a worthwhile investment since it increases the resale value of your home. Again, this can be made in various stones and marbles like Vietnam white marble and onyx.
Some other options for adding natural stone to your interior include lamps, candle holders, or a stone-carved bathtub. At the same time, furniture can be finished with semi-precious stones, petrified wood, yellow teak, or Dholpur stone to exude a Rajasthani atmosphere in your home. Small fountains, planters, and inlay work can accentuate plain surfaces, while modern art sculptures uniquely contrast traditional European styles. Natural stone can even be used for mandirs and idol statues for a spiritual setting. Whichever way you incorporate natural stone in your interiors, it will make a statement in any room.