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What is an artificial stone. TOP 7 advantages
Three types of artificial stone are used for the interior decoration of the apartment: agglomerate, porcelain stoneware and cement-based stone. I recommend the last option, because it is characterized by wide decorative properties, a fairly simple production method and behaves well during installation.
There are many types of artificial stone.
Among the main advantages of artificial stone are the following qualities:1durability - retains its appearance for decades; 2strength - resistant to mechanical loads; 3environmental friendliness - completely safe for human health and the environment; 4fire resistance - not subject to burning; 5variety of colors and textures - allows you to create any interiors; 6affordable price - offered in different price categories and much cheaper than natural
It may differ not only in color, but also in shape.
The artificial stone allows not only to make the room more expressive and bright, but also to improve its technological and functional properties. It fits perfectly into most modern styles, is very mobile and blends well with other methods of interior decoration.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
TOP-6 types of natural stone and their features
Natural stone is quite capricious in work, but at the same time such material has a unique texture and color, durable and stable, environmentally friendly and especially luxurious. Many interiors are hard to imagine without such a stylistic decision.
Sometimes it’s impossible to imagine a future interior without a stone.
There are several types of natural stone, popular for interior decoration:1mramor - differs in variety of colors, durability and high price; 2granit - easy to maintain and resistant to mechanical damage; 3travertine - resistant to moisture, popular for decorating bathrooms; 4furnished - presented in a wide variety of colors, simple to work, fairly inexpensive, but also very fragile; 5 pellet - it is characterized by the presence of a porous structure, it is fragile, they require additional coating with special materials; 6 Tuf - it has high thermal insulation properties, it is easy to saw, resistant to moisture.
Granite is often used as a base material for countertops.In order for an interior in a room with a stone to be harmonious, it must be diluted with softer materials. It can be decorative plaster, wallpaper, painted walls, etc. A large number of rough surfaces in the room can create an undesirable effect, make the atmosphere cold and uncomfortable.
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How to use in the interior
I want to share with you some tips on the use of decorative stone for interior decoration:
- the basic one that unites the whole style of an apartment or house is the cladding of window and door openings. Here you can dwell on the imitation of a brick that fits perfectly into any style decisions;
- A great backdrop for a large TV in the living room will be decorating a section of the wall. If the room has a fireplace, then it can be revetted with such material. This is a win-win option, carrying a powerful stylistic load;
- for the decor of any room, an imitation of a Flemish brick will be suitable, allowing you to create a special atmosphere in the rooms;
- it is perfectly combined with various fragments of decoration, plaster, wallpaper and painted walls with a rocky surface;
- Kitchen apron can be revetted with stone, creating a solid space and a very stylish interior. In this case, it is necessary to varnish it in order to facilitate daily cleaning and to emphasize the structure of the chosen material.
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When the decision in favor of a decorative stone is made, it is necessary to take into account a few simple rules, the observance of which will allow creating truly luxurious interiors.You should carefully consider the options for proper lighting of the surface, where there will be artificial stone. On the walls you can fix small lamps that fit the concept of the interior.
Additional lighting zone with stone trim
Another great tip is combining stone with potted plants. This material is in perfect harmony with green. If you place beautiful indoor flowers near the decorated wall, then the decoration with a decorative stone will be especially majestic.Lighting directly affects the appearance and human perception of the structure of the finishing material. Competent additional lighting decorated walls, floor or ceiling will create a unique design effect. The fall of the light rays on the stone surface visually improves the structure and beauty of the selected material.
Additional lighting using the ceiling
If we used stone for cladding walls in the hallway, then the lighting should be on both walls. When it is impossible to create lighting design by yourself, you can turn to the help of a specialist. I do not get tired to emphasize that the lighting system can radically change the interior and its perception.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
In which rooms can decorative stone be used
Decorative stone ennobles any room, making it especially atmospheric and chic. Today they began to boldly use this material for decorating children's rooms, balconies and baths. Most often it is used in the following rooms:Entrance hall Wall decoration. This option indicates a high status and the presence of a sense of taste of the apartment owners. It is recommended to use for decorating one or several zones, or to fully revet one of the walls. Depending on the color, different visual effects can be achieved: so the light visually expands the space, while the dark absorbs it;
Popular stone facing in the hallwayLiving roomStrengthen individual zones. A place to relax, a fireplace, a library, a TV or a music center - selective use allows you to create coziness and comfort in the living room, making it luxurious and modern;
Living roomKitchen Isolation of a dining or working area, creating a kitchen "apron". Decorative stone is resistant to moisture and couples. Just take care of him, and it fits perfectly into any size kitchen;
Very easy to maintain and resistant to moistureBedroomIt is proved that such a finishing material has a great effect on the relaxation of consciousness, helps to cope with the circulation of thoughts and fall asleep faster. At the same time, it can also be used to decorate a cabinet, since, in the case of using brighter and more saturated colors, it, on the contrary, increases working capacity and enhances imagination.
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How to choose a stone for the interior
The appearance of the stone in the interior depends on its size, color and corrugation. When choosing one or another option, takes into account the overall style of the room.
We support the style in the interior
I will give a few recommendations from experts, allowing you to make the right choice:
- if the room has darkened sides, then it is best to use bright materials with a sunny orange tint;
- If the option is green, gray or blue, then they can be faced with no more than 2/3 of the wall height. Failure to follow this rule will result in the room visually appearing smaller, and the situation in it will become more difficult and boring;
- when combining different colors, the transition between them should be made smooth and accurate;
- when choosing steel shades dilute them with light objects: furniture, decor, etc.
A lot of stone does not even happen in the living roomDecorative stones differ in various corrugation and create different effects. Low ribbing is absolutely suitable for any design. Strong ribbing has a powerful visual effect and can completely shift attention to itself, therefore it requires proximity to more modest elements of decor and decoration.
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Stone trim in various styles
Decorative stone fits into any interior solution. However, depending on the style chosen, such a finishing material should have its own characteristics:1style "loft" - brutal clear and very popular style in modern society. It is difficult to imagine it without brickwork, which can be made in a variety of colors, ranging from light to gray and orange shades;
Brick wall on the loft style2 artistic styles, such as Provence and Country. These areas are based on the use of natural materials, try to combine rough brickwork with natural wood, choosing neutral natural shades. This will create a unique atmosphere of comfort simple and comfortable life;
Country StyleMinimalism is a discreet style that imposes its own requirements on the use of stone. In this case, it is important to choose the most accurate masonry, carefully wipe the seams and joints;
Minimalism living room4Electic - a style in which you can experiment. It flourishes from the effect of mixing different decorative tools. Here you can safely use bright shades in combination with neutral base colors.
Bright eclecticism can not turn down your attentionThere is no mold on the decorative stone. This is a great solution absolutely for any rooms.
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For those who believe that decorating a wall using decorative stone is too simple a solution, there are more daring suggestions:Ceiling decorationThis method allows to achieve the effect of antiquity. Due to the right combination with interior items and decorative elements, you can create a feeling of a medieval castle or a rich old mansion. In this case, point lighting looks advantageous;
Create a feeling of a medieval castleStone doorA great option for masking the door to the office or any other room. For this purpose, a decorative tile with an appropriate pattern is used;
Concealed doorTextured niche.The excellent decision for bedrooms, creates feeling that that the person falls asleep in as much as possible natural conditions. I love stone niches in living rooms, dining rooms and halls;
Making a stone niche for the bedroom - comfort and coziness ensuredWinter GardenThere is no better combination than flowers, stone and trees. According to its technical properties, this material is perfect for interior decoration of the winter garden;
Winter GardenFraming mirrorsThis option will fit into any interior. The framing effect can also be used when working with aquariums, windows, paintings and various openings;
Combinations of stone and mirrorCreating a decorative panel on the wallsWith the help of a decorative stone, you can express your imagination and get extraordinary drawings that will be an exceptional addition to your interior.
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Better to replace
There is a great way to save and create a surface under the stone - the use of decorative plaster. In appearance, the similarity of laying this option can be compared with natural stone. It allows you to create the surface of the desired relief.
Imitation of a stone that you can not tell
The advantages of this material are obvious: ease of installation, reasonable price, a wide variety of colors and textures. Suitable for decorating walls, floors, ceilings and even furniture. It creates a uniform beautiful surface without seams and joints and safe for human health.
Very convenient and practical
As a rule, to use decorative plaster is not required to pre-align the walls. Another way is to use plastic panels with stone effect, tile, 3D wallpaper, etc.
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