Marble is one of the most popular and beautiful materials to use in your home. It offers a timeless look that can also be modern with the use of different shaped tiles, patterns, and tones. Here are some ways to use marble in your home that is sure to make a stylish statement.
1. Counters and Backsplash
Probably the most common and popular way to use marble in your home, nonetheless, beautiful and stands the test of time. Marble counters look great with a mixed and matched backsplash. The more rare types of marble are quite expensive, however common marble types, like Carrera, are not terribly expensive and are widely available.
Another very popular use of marble in the home is flooring. There are many options when it comes to flooring. You can focus it in a smaller space (this helps save on budget, too!) like just the entry, the powder bathroom, or the stairs. Or you can use marble flooring throughout for a massive design statement. Marble makes for good flooring, not just for looks, but also because it is easy to clean.
3. Accessories For The Home
For smaller budgets and to get just a taste of marble, try incorporating marble accessories in the decor of your home. Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and living spaces make for the perfect settings for marble embellishments. Marble utensil holders, dip bowls, or a mortar and pestle dress up your kitchen and are functional pieces that you will actually want to use and look great displayed on your counter. Living rooms can be accessorized with marble bookends, lamps, or vases. For marble accessories in your bathroom, you can include counter trays or sets like toothbrush holders, soap dispensers, and jewelry dishes.
4. Fireplace Surround
Make a statement, large or small, with a marble fireplace surround. Whether your home’s aesthetic is modern or traditional, there’s room for this style choice. For your more traditional homes and styles, you can use marble tiles between your mantle and fireplace. If your home is ultra contemporary, you can use marble for your entire fireplace for a sleek, modern look; hearth to ceiling, mantle included or not.
5. Free Standing Furniture
To add flair to your home, you can add a big or small piece of free-standing furniture that features marble. A coffee table, side table, or sideboard are great ways to get your feet wet in the marble world if you’re feeling overwhelmed at a much smaller cost. By incorporating marble in this way, you can still get your desired effect without the major investment.
6. Tub Surrounds and Showers
For luxurious feel in your bathroom, consider a marble tub surround or tiled shower. For either, you can use a large slab for easy maintenance and a clean, simple look. Or you can go with an ornamental tile design that serves as a stylish focal point in your bathroom. A free-standing tub or a built-in one wear marble surrounds really well and protect the walls for water splashes and spills.