3. Marble Is Elegant
Marble boasts a sophisticated color palette, expertly refined by nature. An intricate relationship between a soft white, deep charcoal and hints of warm yellow and grey provides a gorgeous aesthetic – and a timeless elegance.
Marble Style Tip:
While there are different variations, marble decorative accents often come in cooler colors, so style them with rich woods or warm metals to balance the temperature.
Once a rare material often used as a symbol of wealth and power, marble has since dropped its high price tag – but kept its luxurious elegance. Affordable, accessible and often used among interior decorators as an effortless way to refresh a space, marble is one of the hottest trends in the world of design. We, however, are willing to bet that it is not just a fad – and it is not going anywhere anytime soon; thanks to its durability, versatility and sleek elegance, marble is sure to remain a timeless staple for generations.
Marble Room Ideas
- Marble Figurines
One of the easiest ways to incorporate marble is via statement accessories (instead of big furniture). Sculptures and figurines are popular and easy to find in showrooms, but don’t let their ubiquity hinder you from exploring other, more rare pieces. Small indoor fountains, vintage candelabras and other obscurities provide the perfect showcase for marble material. Use such pieces as statements on end tables, side tables, nightstands or even as centerpieces for larger furniture like dining tables.
- Marble Tables
Try a marble table, if you want to bring a bigger marble statement into a room. If you’re new to marble or are just testing the waters for how this unique material will look in your home, start with a small table (no need to go all-out with a coffee table or formal dining table to start with)! Pieces like breakfast nook tables, side tables, end tables and accent tables make it easy (and affordable) to refresh a space with marble furniture. Once you’ve found a color, grain pattern and shape you love, upgrade to a bigger and more permanent piece (like the formal dining table)!
- Marble Bases
Note how in the setting above, marble isn’t in-your-face; it’s not even the main material of a piece! Rather, marble is incorporated into the base of a small leaf figurine (to the left of the white vase) - the result is a subtle tribute to texture - and just the right amount of light neutral color. While “base” here refers to a miniature, remember that anything can incorporate a base. Try a wood coffee table with a marble base, a metal chair with a marble base or a ceramic vase with a marble vase for a bigger splash!
- Marble Nightstands
Also consider marble in the bedroom! Here, end nesting tables are placed on one side of a bed to act as contemporary nightstands - and each design brings a slab of marble to create a stunning and timeless bedside elegance. Place on the surface matching accessories like vases, jars, containers and planters to bring out the hue of the stone beneath, and extend the color palette to the bedding, overhead lighting and opposite table for a complete look.
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