Interior design is an ever-changing aspect of building homes that can make or break even the best designed home. A poor interior design decision can have dire consequences on the way the space is used and can have a direct effect of the life quality of the residents.
There are numerous ways to give a room a strong, stable and charming feel and one of these solutions, one that is actually growing in popularity is interior wall made of decorative stone. While stone used as a direct building material can offer poor insulation and lead to large bills and high energy demand, there are still numerous ways to benefit from its beautiful texture or decorative possibilities without affecting your monthly bills.
Stone can be used strictly as a decorative element, not as a structural one, allowing you to pave any wall of a room, or an entire house in stone without causing it to leak heat in the colder months.
Stone has grown in popularity as a way to create texture in sleek modern homes that are based mostly on straight lines and simple colours and patterns. A stone wall can change the feel of a room, making it warmer, and creating some much needed contrast with other modern or high tech elements. It can either be a secondary element in a room or the main focus with lighting colour and texture determining its role.
Stone has always worked well with fire, and while a classic cabin fireplace with a moose-head trophy included won’t work in a modern home, there are numerous sleeker stone options out there that can help capture that comforting feeling of a stone framed fire without seeming out of place.
Thanks to the numerous varieties of stone, interior walls can work in both modern and more rustic designs. Depending on the surface of the stone it can actually be very functional, as well-polished or large pieces of stone with little to no grooves to collect dust or dirt are a perfect solution for kitchens that need a strong design element to them.
They are extremely durable, and can prove to be an ideal solution to rooms that will suffer a lot of wear and tear. Anything from spa/interior swimming pools to heavy traffic hallways or living rooms in homes made for entertaining.
Stone also has a timeless quality to it so it will stand the test of fashion just as well as the test of time, and in some cases, it will improve and giving a charming weathered look.