Natural Stone for Your Interior Walls
Natural stone walls are more and more common in home interiors. If you’re looking for a different setting that has a rural, rustic feel, you’ll want to know more about this material. Below, we’ll explain how to take care of them and give you some pointers on integrating these kinds of walls into your rooms.
Stone for home interiors
Traditionally, people have used stone for their home’s exterior walls. The interior walls however, were often covered in cement, limestone or another material for a more uniform effect. As the years went by, stone started to appear in home interiors. Today it’s becoming more and more of a common material for living rooms or kitchens.
Contrary to what many people think, stone doesn’t create a cold, unwelcoming atmosphere. You just need to choose warm tones and cover just one wall. If you use some additional decorative elements on the wall as well, you’ll really be able to enjoy a beautiful result.
A stone wall could fit into any room perfectly, by just being another part of the whole effect, without creating a cold or unwelcoming atmosphere.
One of the biggest worries that come from using stone in home interiors is looking after it. For exteriors, people usually use pressure washers or other aggressive tools that are impossible to use indoors.
This is a tough material that requires very little maintenance.
Keep in mind that because the stone is in an indoor setting, it won’t be exposed to weather conditions, meaning that it won’t wear down as much over time. Cleaning the stone in your living room will be an easy chore that you’ll only have to do every once in a while.
The only thing that you’ll need to do regularly is wipe the dust off the surface with a rag. The stones make an uneven wall that’s prone to accumulating dust.
When you want to give your wall a deeper clean, you just need to prepare the following mixture. Mix water, ammonia, and soap in a bowl. Dampen a rag in the mixture and scrub the wall a little, then, wash off with water. With these simple instructions, your wall could look just like new.
Example of a gray stone wall in the living room
Below, we want to share an example of natural stone decor. We chose the living room because it’s the most common room for using stone walls. However, as you already know, you can use it in any room in your home.
The shape of the living room makes it a difficult room to decorate because there are different depths to consider. To make the room seem more spacious, this living room uses a color palette of whites and grays. There are also pops of ocher and green for some color.
Here, the living room is set up in a way that the space for the sofa doesn’t seem too small nor too packed in. To make it feel comfortable, the designers used white and grays.
For depth, they used a natural light gray stone wall that’s lit up at the top. Both the color and lighting is key for achieving the objective.
As you can see, the end result isn’t cold and unwelcoming at all; it’s quite the contrary. Thanks to the stone and LED lights at the top, the living room looks more spacious and brighter.
Natural stone walls are definitely something to consider because they’re versatile and give beautiful results. They add a rustic feel to a space and can match perfectly with the rest of your home. In addition, taking care of this material is easy and won’t take up too much of your time. So, we encourage you to try out a stone wall in your home.It might interest you...