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Stone fireplaces: From rugged to elegant

Christian Fernsby |
You'd think a fireplace is a fireplace. Well, it's not. If you want something special, use stone.

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The larger the fireplace, the grander it will appear in the room. There is something about it that instantly makes the room feel grand, especially if it's made of stone. For a textured feel, consider using larger stones. The larger your stones are, the easier it will be to work with them in the long run. Your stones will lay in a unique manner, giving you that touch of modern every time you enter the room. It's big, it's bold, and it certainly will make an impact.

Now, sometimes a room needs a minimal touch and you can keep it minimal by making the stone fireplace feel as seamless as possible. The use of sleek stone comes in handy when you want to have a stone display that truly comes to life on its terms. Instead of standing out from the rest this stone display will seamlessly blend in with everything you have. It’s almost as if your decor will work itself out with a touch of chic. Keep it neutral to seamlessly work the room.

For a unique touch bring in a blend of stones, and have them be the intricate approach. For that chic touch, go all the way up to the ceiling. Blended stone is not only modern but it’s cozy and warming as well. When working with a blended stone, work two stones or more and allow them to be similar in color palettes and texture. Use a color that will stand out from the rest of the room to make it a focal point. Top it off with a complimentary stone mantel to work the room overall.

Be brave! Use charcoal color! For an edge that works with numerous decorating styles, work with charcoal stone. The stone itself, screams edgy. It’s darker, and richer while making a contrast that adjusts to the room’s aesthetic. If you want to bring an additional choose darker hues for the room. It’s all about having the darker bits truly enhance the room’s appeal overall. You could even work with contrasting bits to enhance the darker shades.

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