The use of artificial stone in the interior
Stone is used in the construction of houses from ancient times. He was one of the main and favorite materials from sculptors and architects. The masters, who are able to process this material, were attributed magical qualities, it was believed that the forces of nature were subject to them, and they could control them. Currently, this natural material has not lost its relevance, but was rarely used because of its high cost. Artificial stone in the interior returned to the leading position of this element of decor. They began to apply it not only in the decoration of the external facades of houses, arbors, but also as decoration for the interior decoration of rooms.
Photo: artificial stone in the interior of the hallway
The advantages of decorative stone
Decorative stone is able to bring to the design of the room uniqueness, its own style, some luxury and refinement. In addition, it has several advantages.
- Rich assortment and versatility. Due to the variety of textures and shades, decorative stone in the interior is used in various styles and rooms.
- Unpretentious care.
- Durability and frost resistance.
- Looks luxurious in the interior, at a fairly modest price.
- Moisture resistance, especially after processing by special means.
- Lightness, since sand, clay, gypsum and gypsum polymer material are used for its manufacture.
- Simplicity and good styling speed. It does not require additional polishing and other types of processing.
- Environmental friendliness and safety.
Due to its universal properties, it is possible to apply a decorative stone in the interior practically on any surfaces and in any premises. They can revet window openings, columns or sections of walls.
The popularity of real or decorative fireplaces in living rooms does not subside. The atmosphere of the room with a fireplace acquires a special comfort and luxury. A great way to beat this element is also a stone.
Tip: Use glue that withstands high temperatures if the fireplace is real.
If you are a happy owner of a winter garden, then a decorative stone in the interior of this room in combination with growing greens will not leave you or your guests indifferent.
Also, an artificial stone in the interior of the apartment will be able to change beyond recognition a very ordinary balcony.
Photo: facing decorative stone columns in the interior of the living room
Photo: arch of decorative stone
Style and stone
The most popular decorative material acquired in the design of rooms in the art deco style. This design is peculiar combination of seemingly incompatible things. In it, the oriental flavor exists next to the rustic style or modern. In this style vinaigrette, the place for decorative stone will always be selected.
An unusual solution looks like an artificial stone in the interior of an apartment decorated in fusion style.
It would be inappropriate to use it in high-tech design, where lighter materials are a priority.
Photo: Art Deco Living Room
Photo: Fusion Style Living Room
The use of stone in the design of premises
Due to its versatility and variety of textures, decorative stone can be used in almost any room.
The kitchen in any house occupies a special, honorable place. Here, all the family members gather together for a meal, and often enough guests. Stone will give the interior of this room comfort. In addition, its use in the decoration of kitchen surfaces is practical, since it is quite simple to clean this material from various kinds of pollution. It can be used not only for wall decoration, it is possible to make a worktop from it, to equip a working area.
If the kitchen area allows you to install a bar counter, then a decorative stone in the interior will be indispensable. He will give the chance to execute this element in any form, will give it refinement and singularity.
A kitchen designed in a rustic or ethnic style using a decorative stone will look harmonious and stylish.
Photo: bar counter made of decorative stone in the interior of a country house kitchen
Photo: decorative stone worktop
- Living room
Unlike the kitchen, where the entire wall can be lined with the material, it is better to use it in the living room to decorate individual elements. From it you can lay out a mosaic, make a frame for a mirror, veneer an arch or a niche. Original in the interior of the living room look stone shelves and, of course, a fireplace.
Tip: The color of the material should be selected in accordance with the design of the room. The classic style is suitable for bright colors, and if your living room is made in country or hunting style, then use more color-rich materials.
Artificial stone is rather cold material, therefore it is necessary to use it in such a room as a bedroom with care. You can apply it in the decoration of door and window openings, mirrors, lay out several shelves. It happens that they lay out one wall to focus on it.
Photo: finishing niche decorative stone in the interior of the bedroom
- Entrance hall
Decorative stone in the interior of the hallway always looks advantageous. With it you can decorate the front door or closet. Like the kitchen, this room in the apartment is often exposed to pollution, so its use as a facing material for the walls will save you from frequent repairs.
To the hall with stone elements in the decoration did not look gloomy, hang in it a few wall lights, use the material in the lower part of the walls, alternating it with light plaster or wallpaper.