Add Texture to Your Home with Stacked Stones
There is something to be said about a stone wall: it adds a rustic, earthy touch regardless of how modern or traditional the rest of the house design is.
In saying that, building a stone wall from real natural stones can be both a pricey and difficult task.
However, there is an alternative that gives you the same appearance of traditional stone without the exorbitant cost.
Introducing: stacked stones!
This versatile product has been used in outdoor designs, such as landscaping, feature wall cladding, blade wall cladding, poolside retaining wall features and building facades for many years, and it’s no surprise that more and more people are choosing to install it their homes.
Firstly, unlike traditional natural stone, stacked stones are not as heavy and are available in a range of textures, colours and shapes. Though they are put together in what appears very intricate structures, compared to traditional stone walls, they are also very easy to install.
When it comes to installing stacked stones in your house, you are only limited by your imagination. Stacked stones suit both traditional and contemporary designs and their 3D textures are excellent for transforming dull, flat walls into vibrant and earthy features. Additionally, if you can use stacked stones to make a part of your home decor the focal point. Some places that come to mind are around the chimney stack or by framing your home’s doorway entrance. In both cases, you actually do not need a lot of stacked stones to achieve the required look. You can, of course, use more stacked stones to give your fireplace a rustic feel or to create a feature wall in your home.
Alternatively, you can install stacked stones outdoors and turn those basic block walls into stunning water features or feature walls. If you love of waterfalls and cliffs, you can easily replicate them in the comfort of your own home using stacked stones and create a mini natural escape/oasis. And if you are in the process of selling your home, use stacked stones to add an instant curb appeal to your property or cover up any exisiting walls that look a bit worse for wear. It’s a maximum return, low investment renovation idea.
Stacked stone for living areas
Far from being consigned for sprucing up fireplaces, the attractive ruggedness of stacked stones can be used to bring life to all the rooms in your home. From the entrance hall to the bedroom, stacked stones will transform any flat, boring and one dimensional walls into interesting textural features. Since they are available in a wide variety of colours and tones, you can use stacked stones to add light into a dark area or to add warmth and cosiness to large spaces. In saying that, we suggest using stacked stones in moderation, as they can add heaviness and overwhelm a small space. Here the axiom: ‘less is more’, definitely applies, so use stacked stones in spaces that can add interest to the space without drawing too much attention to it, such as the fireplace, a kitchen splash-back or a feature wall.
Stacked stone in the bedroom
The focal point of the bedroom is (this probably sounds obvious) the bed. Whether you choose to buy a simple frame and create interest with your choice of bed covers and pillows, or you prefer a more dramatic look with imposing headboards or a four poster effect, the bed is the one item that tends to dominate the room. Along with this, many homeowners choose to spruce up the bedroom by adding a feature wall behind the bed. Stacked stones are usually the ideal material for creating stunning feature walls that look both simple and natural enough to keep the bed as the focal point. If you feel that a full feature wall would be too much for your bedroom, a strip of stacked stone on either side of the bed is another way to give that earthy, beautiful touch to the room.
Stacked stone in the bathroom or en-suite
The bathroom is another room you can use stacked stones to give a contemporary but natural look. Here you can use the stacked stones to create a feature wall behind a freestanding tub, or as a border around the shower cubicle. It’s the perfect contrast for smooth tiles and gleaming mirrors, as it adds depth and character to the room without being too ostentatious.
As you can see, strategically installing stacked stones can add dimension and vibrancy to – what would other be – a dull wall in your home. So whether you use stacked stones indoors or out, they will instantly transform the area with their earthy and textured aesthetic without the expenses required to install real stone.
If you have any questions about stacked stones or would like to check out our range at Armstone, reach out to our team of experts at 1300 560 560 or write to us online. We have helped many people choose the best product for their home and would love to help you too! If you are more tactile and visual, visit our store in Glebe, Sydney and check out examples of feature walls built from stacked stones.