10 Natural Stone Trends for 2021 – Exterior & Interior Space
Mar 28, 2023
The marketing team at World of Stones USA always remains active to sniff the trends in the dimension stone industry.
As we do every year, we have asked about the natural stone trends for 2021 to some leading influencers of our brand and business-like architects, interior & exterior designers, and several local contractors.
Of course, they were varying in opinions but furnished us with tons of details regarding what is going on in the field across the nation.
Out of those, I’ve picked ten natural stone trends for 2021 in both interior & exterior spaces. Please bear in mind that like last year, in 2021 also people likely prefer to stay more at home to combat COVID-19, and that can influence the trends of designing homes and landscape accordingly.
No.1 – Woods & Stones Are Naturals in Home Design
According to architects in different states, people now think of biophilic designs, which support building practices that can add something to human health, wellbeing, and productivity.
However, people crave a deeper connection with Mother Nature due to this biophilic inherent tendency. Natural woods and stones are pioneer materials that are bestowed with such natural blessings.
Perhaps this awareness is the true reason behind the increased affinity of the current market to natural stones. Of course, people with a low-socio-economic background still compromise with synthetic materials. Reasons? It is for the sake of budgetary constraints.
At first glance, you may assume that the wall décors with wallpaper. But it is not. There are natural stone crafts with creeper murals. You can see the choice of wood color and texture completely matching with the color, texture, and design of stone murals.
Wooden window frame and door frame are befitting in the design of stone craft cohesively. In fact, the choice of colors is from an earthen palette so it gives a bounty of aesthetic appearance.
If you have different schemes, you can place your orders to World of Stones USA revealing your needs.
No.2 – Follow Nature’s Lead for Artful Natural Stones
Stacked Stones in Outdoor Space
Stacking stone is one of nature’s specialties. Nature does it precisely and with finesse. Unfortunately, we cannot bring it all into our landscape. of course, we can recreate it using stacked stone wall designing techniques in our outdoor places.
No doubt, it is intense labor and patience demanding art accomplished by expert stonemasons only. They select each piece of stone and place it carefully with a design in mind, and the resulting retaining wall and planter wall are direct evidence of such artful stones.
Artful Stone Crafts for Indoor Places
For indoor artful stones, I would like to place a sculpture mimicking a plant and furniture pieces carved entirely from the natural stones.
Hollow geometric design has been crafted in the back and sides of stone chairs. A small stool is also made of natural stones and veins and a pattern on the stone surface obviously beautifying it.
Artful 3D Mural Stones
3D murals are the way to imprint artful stones on the walls in the interior as well as exterior places. The entire design is of embossed stone craft, not POP or other work. Indeed, it is hard work by stone craftsmen at World of Stones USA.
You can bring this beauty to your daily life by installing such crafted stone tiles on the walls of your living room, bedroom, or in your office to impress your visitors in the first place.
No.3 – Natural Stones with Enduring Beauty in Bathroom Design
The best characteristic of natural stone is its uniqueness, as no two pieces, you will find exactly alike. When you opt for adding some organic warmth and texture to your bathroom, I would insist on natural stones.
Suppose you are committed to good maintenance, the longevity is a guarantee. The stone surfaces will depict their beauty throughout your lifespan even in the bathroom like wet places.
Marbles have beautiful grains and veins, which are creating marvelous patterns in design that hardly any other stone types are offering. However, there is no hard & fast rule to stick with marble-like popular stone choices for your bathroom. You can try other options of natural stone varieties.
I consider soapstone a great option, as it demands minimum maintenance. No need to spend on sealers. Just periodically rub the mineral oil on the surface and let it oxidize overtime to get the surface tone darker and richer than before!
Another choice is slate. Of course, it is associated with a rustic appearance but can prove great for floors in the bathroom like wet places where anti-slip texture is mandatory on the surfaces.
World of Stones USA (WOSU) offers high-quality choices for natural stones for home, and especially for your bathroom with required guidance for installation and maintenance.