It might not have been an obvious direction to take to turn to semi-precious stones in your home interior design choices. But they can be applied in numerous ways in different rooms, adding a dramatic, eye-catching and sometimes glamorous impact. Here are five emerging trends for home decorating with precious and semi-precious stones:
Countertop slabs. Many high-end kitchens are adding the dramatic effect of semi-previous countertop slabs like this one. Popular for kitchen center islands, these slabs can add a serious pop of color.
Pop to the fireplace. The fireplace surround is a popular place to showcase the color and shape of semi-precious stones. The eye-catching effect creates a true focal point of a room, such as [this example http://www.houzz.com/photos/3509769/Semi-precious-Stone-Fireplace-traditional-living-room-orange-county].
Outdoor paver designs. Decorative stones of all kinds aren’t limited to inside design trends. Elaborate designs using precious stone pavers can be used in the driveway or to [showcase a fountain http://www.roomzaar.com/rate-my-space/Other-Spaces/Porphyry-Pavers-Front-Driveway/detail.esi?oid=7502847]. On a smaller scale, semi-precious stones can create a dramatic statement in pathways, [courtyards http://www.houzz.com/semi_precious-mosaic-stone-designs] and breathtaking [mosaic decoration http://www.pinterest.com/pin/202591683212332350/].
Feature wall focus. By design, feature walls are made to draw attention. Adding semi-precious stone slabs [around a fireplace http://www.houzz.com/photos/10177690/Semi-Precious-Stones-modern-london] or creating an [entire feature wall design http://www.houzz.com/photos/10177694/Semi-Precious-Stones-modern-london] to encase a fireplace or flat screen TV is a hot trend.
The table trend. All types of precious and semi-precious stones can be used to fabricate tables that add flair to any room. This [agate table http://www.pinterest.com/pin/92675704805914864/] steals the show in a neutral room, while modern looks are in play for [dining tables http://www.pinterest.com/pin/241013017531588794/] and [sleek coffee tables http://www.pinterest.com/pin/417638565417216149/].