Sometimes, there’s nothing more beautiful than what comes naturally from the Earth. That’s definitely the case with natural stone.
No matter what room of your house you want to enhance or what type of stone you want to use, it’s easier than you think to use natural stone to achieve a luxury look.
Focus on Accents
When it comes to natural stone, a little bit can go a long way toward making an impact. You don’t need to cover an entire space in stone to achieve that “wow” factor.
If natural stone countertops are not in the cards for you, consider a natural stone backsplash instead. If it’s not feasible to use stone for your entire fireplace, consider using a smaller amount to create a statement section.
Natural stone can also be used as a work of art. Arrange stone in a creative pattern on the wall and frame it for a statement piece that is sure to be a conversation starter among guests!
DIY, Within Reason
Doing something yourself is another way to save money, but that’s not always an option with natural stone. The last thing you want is to spend money only to have it go to waste with a botched installation.
Consult with the retailer or manufacturer to determine whether the type of stone you are buying, and your plans for it in your home, are DIY-friendly. If you can do even a little of the work yourself, you’ll be able to spend more on achieving a luxurious look through natural stone.
Another key element of achieving a luxury look for less is stepping outside your comfort zone and going after the stone that others might shy away from.
If you can find a way to make stone with a unique color or pattern work for your home, you’ll have a truly unique look with all the built-in luxury that natural stone provides.