Whether used indoors or outdoors, stone wall cladding can instantly transform any space to give it a natural, organic feel.
What is it?
It’s a decorative covering made of real or simulated stone and is used to layer walls made of concrete, steel etc. Materials used for cladding can be natural stones like granite, sandstone, slate or materials that look like natural stone and are light in weight like veneer.
What are the benefits?
Available in a variety of colors, textures and patterns, stone wall cladding is a sure way of adding elegance and a sense of history to your home. Not just that, it acts as a protective covering on walls and also aids in insulation or maintaining the temperature of your home.
Where can it be used?
A relatively inexpensive decor trend, it is slowly gaining popularity in Indian homes and can be used to enhance any setting, big or small, to make it visually arresting. Here are some irresistible stone wall cladding ideas for your home:
1. Rustic touch
In this modern Indian living room finished with plush sofas and pretty accent pieces, the exposed brick wall adds an earthy dimension. Mood lights accentuate the texture and warm tones of this stone wall cladding.
The brick backsplash stands out beautifully in this crisp, white modular kitchen.
2. Beauty in asymmetry
This beautiful, stacked arrangement of tiles is known as ledgestone. The thin, rectangular pieces of tiles of different heights and widths are fitted together and give the room a busy feel.
The ledgestone has a gritty, unfinished appearance and works as a beautiful counterpoint to the smooth, streamlined furniture and fittings.
Bathroom decor is slowly becoming a popular trend in India and you can extend this stone wall cladding idea here as well.
3. Enchanting outdoors
This Tuscan-inspired stone wall cladding idea is a splendid way of infusing time-honoured charm to modern structures. For this design, granite is an excellent option for Indian homes as it absorbs heat and does away with the need for air conditioners.
The stone clad steps in the garden complements the dry-stacked boundary wall, thus making for a beautiful vignette.
4. Black beauty
This black stone wall cladding is a versatile, timeless addition to this bedroom as it can be paired with a variety of color schemes. The stone cuts are not too prominent and bring in just the right amount of texture to the sleek space.
5. Beautiful illusion
With an interesting interplay of shadow and depth, this stone wall cladding steals the limelight and beautifully contrasts with the cool blue seating.
6. Serenity in white
With bricks and grout of the same color, this powder white stone wall cladding casts an expansive effect in the living room. Indoor plants further beautify the space.
For homes styled entirely in whites or neutrals, this is an interesting way of breaking the monotony.
Taking inspiration from their western counterparts, stone wall cladding is quickly gaining popularity in Indian homes and commercial spaces. It’s a versatile decor trend and can be used in almost any part of your home. Pair it wisely with the surrounding color theme and you will effortlessly create a space that you will love.