The Dos and Donts of Having Stone in Your Home

The Do’s and Don’ts of Having Stone in Your Home

Natural stone products can really bring a home to life. With a sleek yet rustic quality, an increasing number of Perth homeowners are decorating their interiors with dazzling marble, granite, or StellaStone features.
The Dos and Donts of Having Stone in Your Home

The Do’s and Dont’s of Having Stone in Your Home

But, while natural stone decor can transform your home from mediocre to magnificent (and make you the envy of your neighbours)—get it wrong and your home could end up looking garish or dare we say it, tacky. Getting it right is easy and if you are thinking of investing in natural stone for your home, never fear because here are some practical tips that will steer you to success.

The stone home interior dos

First up, here are the definitive ‘dos’ of adding natural stone features to your home interiors:

DO

Add decorative stone features to your Perth home tastefully, mixing marble or granite features, for instance, with contrasting finishes like wood or painted plaster walls to create an overall tone that is balanced and vibrant.

DO

Consider the pattern or veining of the stone when mixing it with other decorative features in any given room. If the stone design or product you choose is busy, pairing it with plainer finishes will ensure visual harmony. Alternatively, if your stone cladding or worktop is quite classic and plain, you should aim to pair it with decorative features that are busier or more colourful.

DO

Take your time when choosing stone products or tiles for your home. Consider the look you want to achieve, think about where the stone will enhance your room of choice, and compare products within your budget. Knowing exactly what you want and being 100% confident in your decision will ensure you have no ‘stone in your home’ regrets later down the line. Now that you’re clear on the ‘dos’, let’s run through the ‘don’ts’ of adding stone to your Perth home:

DON’T

Be careless. If you’re thinking of adding stone to your kitchen or bathroom surfaces, walls or units, be careful of using wood-based decorative products to areas like your backsplash. Regular water run-off from the stone will cause damage to the wood which will cost you unnecessary money on replacements.

DON’T

Jump the gun. Although stone makes a wonderfully unique interior for your home, try not to go too mad. If you add stone to every area or surface of your home, it could end up looking overwhelming and ultimately, feel quite impersonal. Add stone features to your home tastefully on the other hand, and your home will be cosy, comfortable, and stunning in equal measures.

DON’T

Forget to look after your stone surfaces. Yes, natural stone products are incredibly durable and will go the distance—but some maintenance is required. Check out our stonecare tips & tricks guide for practical advice. If you’re looking to invest in top-quality stone products for your Perth home, we can help. With 40 years or experience, over 200 products to choose from, and a fuss-free seven-year warranty on all StellaStone products, we can make your decorative dreams and reality. Contact us now and we’ll be happy to get the ball rolling. We look forward to hearing from you.
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