A home is after all a space where one seeks solace after the chaos experienced in the world outside. Hence, the semblance of peace that needs to be infused in the nest. People, while doing up their homes, choose materials that not just give it a lively spin, but also the element of calm. The reputation of marble as a versatile material has made it the first choice for connoisseurs when dressing up their homes.
Marble is a natural and pure material well known for its high durability. While marble continues to be the top choice for interior embellishments, other natural stones are also gaining popularity. Homeowners are spoilt for choice having to select from a plethora of natural stones and marbles that can be incorporated in interior design elements based on colour, pattern and texture.
To enliven the discussion in home design, we have formed a significant list of top trends this year for marble and natural stones that must be kept in mind while doing up your beautiful nest. This could inspire you to spin a change in your abode.
Contemporary homeowners who are well travelled and boast of impeccable taste in home interiors desire character, dimension and elegance in their private spaces. This reflects in the choice of materials that are dramatic, bold as well as unique. Superior quality of marble and stunning natural stones used in interior design gives the home a flamboyant spin that makes the nest stand out.
There is an increasing need for interiors to be designed keeping multiple functionalities, purposes and uses in mind. Kitchens are hardly used for just preparing meals. They are also used for entertaining guests. Outdoors are being brought inside and design language has become seamless between these spaces. A trend developed post Covid lockdowns; living rooms, kitchen islands, and dining tables double up as spaces where virtual meetings take place related to work, education and learning. Keeping this aspect in mind, homeowners have been designing multi-purpose spaces innovatively and their beauty is being enhanced by the use of stunning marble and natural stones. Functionality and fabulousness wrapped into one.
With increasing awareness and knowledge about sustainable choices, consumers are inclined towards nature-inspired spaces using natural materials in their raw forms. This is where marble and natural stones fit in, along with other materials such as bamboo, cork, and FSC-certified wood to decorate houses creatively. Designs of marble table tops and backsplash onyxes are trending in every type of architecture as well.
Green seems to be the chosen colour amongst many other energetic and fun colour palettes for home interiors. With its earthy tone, green marble or natural stones are easy to incorporate into any corner as they are chic, modern as well as boho.
Creative and aesthetic usage of natural materials mean unique treatments and finishes on marbles and natural stones. This assures innovative design twists whereby craftsmanship, finesse and attention to detail are showcased.
2023 will find many interior experts use materials in complementary combinations. For instance, natural stone with veneer, marble with glass/ mirror, natural stone with metal and so on for a diverse array of surfaces. Natural stones used as a facade and design element for external wall cladding will be extremely popular. Stone cladding ensures strength, durability and aesthetic appeal.