Have you thought about using decorative stones to decorate your property? The option is very elegant, and differently from what many people believe, it is reasonably priced. The pieces are not usually cheap, but they also do not have exorbitant prices. They fit in your pocket, and can make the space incredible!
There are several types of stones available for decoration. Your choice needs to evaluate the other objects in the room and also the objective desired by the consumer. Some stones, for example, manage to increase the feeling of warmth. Others, refer to nature, and give more freshness to the house.
The best way to use decorative stones is to apply them to the walls of the rooms. Generally, this application gives a touch of refinement to the space, regardless of the stone used. In addition, the products can be positioned in the internal or external garden, and even on furniture.
Furniture stones, however, need to be purchased as decorative objects, in stores specializing in such products. Therefore, in this text we will present only the stones for gardens and walls. Keep following!
An incredible advantage of using decorative stones is that they match any type of composition of the environments. Just hit the tones and visuals transmitted by the item. Thus, an exclusive and full of personality space is created.
Anyway, remember that the stones are cool to the touch. Therefore, exaggerating in an already cold space can make the environment uncomfortable. Prefer to place them in places that do not have high humidity and that have good ventilation. Even because, this will prevent them from causing problems such as a more intense smell.
How to use stones in decoration?
When it comes to using stones in the decoration, it is interesting to have a specialized architect and / or landscaper. After all, they will be able to indicate the most beautiful and advantageous type of material for the room.
In any case, always pay attention to the decoration environment. The stones used must in no way make the place visually smaller. Your goal, in fact, is to make the space more inviting and elegant.
It is possible to choose between more crude and rustic pieces, or polished and “organized”. When the room is small, it is advisable to limit the use of the stones to just a small wall, so that they do not “close” the space too much. Any exaggeration can cause eye strain and discomfort.
It is also interesting to evaluate the possibility of combining materials. Elements such as glass and steel tend to enhance the aspect of refinement and harmony of stones. Wood is more suitable for a rustic decoration, even though, at the same time, it may have a refined look.
Below, we list some of the structures in which it is possible to install the decorative stones. Thus, you will have greater ease in planning the application in your property.
Stones on the facade
You have certainly gone through a facade made of stone. Isn’t the look amazing ?! The sense of haughtiness and elegance of the space is inevitable! At the same time, the materials have excellent resistance against the action of time and natural factors, such as rain and sunlight.
As decoration in the fireplace
With the tropical climate of Brazil, it is difficult for a fireplace to be really used. However, it can be part of your decor. Or even have a function on very cold days, especially in the South of the country. In these cases, the stone cladding adds to the cozy and intimate atmosphere of the structure.
Can you use stones in the bathroom?
Yes, it is possible to use decorative stones in the bathroom, and the result is incredible! For this room, it is recommended to apply the minerals only on one wall. Thus, the look of the space is not “overloaded”. Another option is to use the stones as a toilet – granite is usually a great option.
If your bathroom is small, choose lighter colors. It is best to invest in white or a nude tone. Thus, it is possible to create a feeling of spaciousness.
Decorative stones on the balcony
The climate of a balcony with stones usually becomes much cooler and more comfortable. They are ideal for walls, as well as for gardens, pools and barbecue grills. Just combine the type of mineral with the rest of the space, creating more rustic or harmonious auras.
Stones in the living room, bedroom and kitchen
All other rooms in the house can be decorated with stones. In the room, for example, you can invest in a single wall. The wall behind the television is one that creates the best visual effect. In the bedroom, invest in the wall behind the bed.
In the kitchen, prefer to put a mineral on the countertops and in the sink. Of course, you can invest the stones in the walls of the room, but remember the relationship between moisture and stronger odors, mentioned at the beginning of the text. The lobby also becomes much more inviting and refined with this type of material.
What are the advantages of decorative stones?
The costs of decorative stones vary in the market, according to the type of product, the store and the region of the country. Still, it is common for its price to be between R $ 40 and R $ 150 per square meter. The option is expensive, especially when compared to a simple painting (which usually costs R $ 15 per square meter).
Although expensive, the use of decorative stones is very cost-effective. After all, the material is extremely resistant and durable. For years, you don’t even have to touch it up. Just keep it clean.
Another point that highlights the stones is their incredible beauty. His contribution to the decoration of any space is indisputable and pleases the most different audiences. A construction with a stone wall is still valued in the market.
The application of stones, in any space, is still simple and quick. It is enough that it is done by a trained professional. At the same time, its varieties and diverse possibilities of use attract attention.
Not to mention that the product promotes greater thermal balance in any environment, and is resistant to wind, fire and water. Termites and other insects are also not attracted.
Types of decorative stones
There are many types of stones available on the market. Each one is indicated for each style desired in the space, but, in general, they can be applied in all rooms. To make the best choice, always count on an architect and / or landscaper. Together, you will be able to choose the best option for your decoration.
In the market, there are several shades, patterns and textures of the products. They can be purchased in their raw form, or polished and with specific finishes. It all depends on the look desired by the consumer. Soon follow more the main types of stone used in the decoration, and also their indications.
Granite is an igneous rock, that is, it is extracted from nature and was formed by cooling the melted magma (lava). Very resistant, the piece has intense colors and incredible brightness. Its use is indicated for walls, tables, kitchen counters, panels and others.
One of the main advantages of granite is its durability. It has excellent resistance to scratches and temperature variations, and is therefore one of the favorites for the kitchen.
Years ago, slates were widely applied to floors. Today, however, it is more common on walls and other structures, as a decorative item. Stones of this type have low porosity and high mechanical resistance, withstanding the most varied impacts.
Slate pieces are sold in the form of tiles, as ceramics, or in irregular shapes. Their tones vary, but the best known is the greenish. For those who are not a fan of color, there are also slates in wine, gray, black and rust. Its combination with wood and light metals creates an even more elegant look. Try applying it in the bathroom of your property
Whoever wants to create different shapes for stones, can take advantage of marble. The product has excellent workability, but has low resistance to abrasion. Therefore, it is interesting to place it in spaces where the impact is small, such as on the wall.
In the kitchen, marble countertops are common, but care must be taken when using them. After all, the part can be easily scratched. This type of material also has high porosity, which facilitates its absorption of moisture and dirt.
Among the main highlights of marble is the thermal comfort it provides. Just like its color-streaked look. The result is a very attractive and elegant product.
4. São Tomé stone
São Tomé stones have a low degree of resistance and, for this reason, they are ideal for wall cladding. Floors with little traffic, such as those next to the pool, can also count on the material. After all, this structure does not usually suffer major impacts. Its colors vary between white, gray and beige, of different shades.
5. Portuguese stone
Portuguese stones have irregular shapes and, when applied together, form a beautiful mosaic. They have great results when applied to the wall, inside or outside the property. Its sophistication, delicacy and beauty attract attention, especially when the chosen tones are lighter.
Have you heard of Caxambu stones? They are very similar to São Tomé, and common in the pool areas. Their resistance, however, is enormous: they are not porous, they do not absorb heat and they still have non-slip capacity. Try applying the material as a wall covering for the living room and fireplace. The mosaic-like look appeals to the most varied consumers.
7. Stone wood
It seems strange to talk about a “wooden stone”, doesn’t it? However, the material has a texture similar to that of wood, but a stone look. So this mixture in the names. Usually, the stone is used in its raw form, and makes up walls and walls.
Rigid and resistant, basalt also provides great thermal comfort. After all, the stone absorbs heat during the day, and “releases” it during the night. This way, it is prevented too cold or too hot days. Invest in internal and external basalt walls, including in spaces where you want more gray tones. You can also find the product with the name of stone-iron.
9. Canjiquinha stone
Are you looking for a more “organized” and discreet look? Choose the canjiquinha stone! The product is sold in the form of small rectangles, fillets, which create a beautiful look on the walls of any space. You can also apply the stone to columns and facades.
10. Miracema stone
To finish our list of the most common decorative stones, there is the miracema stone. It is very common to “create paths” on the floor of external areas. Its gray look can also give a more rustic and natural look in the living room.
How about using decorative stones in the garden?
Having a garden, inside or outside the house, is always interesting. It brings individuals closer to nature, creates freshness, a feeling of well-being, and even improves the ambient air. As important as choosing the plants you want, is to evaluate the stones that will assist in the decoration.
Using stones is a way to “hide” the soil, or to enhance the beauty of plants. For this reason, in fact, the most used stones in this space have white, gray or brown colors. Thus, they emphasize the look of the cultivated green. See below.
The pebbles are often brown or beige. They are found in different sizes and add a lot of charm to the garden. This type of stone is common on the banks of rivers, and its rounded look also promotes a sense of organization.
White pebbles and dolomites
Irregular and irregularly shaped spaces gain a lot with the use of pebbles and white dolomites. Also because, the tone of the material gives enormous elegance to the decoration. Try to match the shade with the green of the plant and other objects in brown. The effect is quite beautiful. The stones can be purchased easily at gardening or landscaping stores.
As in the case of wall cladding, marble offers enormous refinement to the garden. As it is available in large pieces, however, it is recommended to use it as a floor. He can also compose benches for a moment of rest in the midst of nature. Therefore, the stone is only suitable for larger gardens.
Like white pebbles, gravel can create a beautiful effect when used to cover the soil. In the gardens, they are also common for demarcating paths. São Tomé stones are also common in the demarcation of paths in the middle of the space full of plants.
Now you know the most varied decorative stones available, and you know how to use them. Talk to your architect or landscaper and evaluate the best option. Depending on your type of decoration, some materials may create an effect that is more than incredible and, above all, full of harmony.