The living room is where we spend most of our time. This is the place in our home where we most often welcome our guests, family, and friends. Therefore, this room should be bright, cozy, spacious, and modernly decorated.
The material that is starting to find more and more use in our home interiors is facing stone. Gneiss is preferred for its strength and the natural beauty it possesses. It’s suitable for lining, flooring, and small decorations. It is easy to maintain and combine with the other components of the interior space.
Cladding an entire wall or parts of it
One of the most popular uses of gneiss is lining walls in the house. This is a spectacular decoration that would impress all guests in our home. Apart from the fact that the results are unique, the cladding acts as insulation for the room in which it is placed. The material is durable and will stay intact for many years.
Another option is to place facing stones only on parts of the wall, for example in corners or niches. The varieties here are thousands, the gneiss tiles can be placed vertically, horizontally, at an angle, or even in any particular shape. In this way, attention can be drawn to individual parts and elements of the room.
A common practice is the use of gneiss tiles as flooring in the living room. Both Sawn Cut and Natural Shape facing stones can be used for the floor. It is recommended that the tiles are larger – at least 5 cm thick and about 40 cm wide.
The use of gneiss as flooring is due to its many advantages such as durability, strength, and attractiveness. Combines easily with the interior. Cleaning is also no problem. It has a rough surface that prevents slipping and does not leak moisture.
Stone flooring will withstand hard use and will not change its appearance for a long time, even after daily use.
Fireplace with facing stone
Facing stones, besides having all these advantages, are also resistant to damage. Gneiss does not burn. This makes it an ideal material for building and lining fireplaces and hearths. This practice is also applied in the interior space of the home to give a feeling of security and comfort.
The interior fireplace finds its place in living rooms. A mandatory rule, however, is to secure it with natural stone.
The tiled fireplace can be positioned almost anywhere in the room. It can be placed:
- The middle of the main wall and be lined from floor to ceiling;
- In one corner of the living room with gneiss decoration around it;
- In a column with facing stones in the middle of the room.
Emphasis on the lining
When choosing a facing stone, it is crucial to accentuate it. Use the right light to highlight the beauty of the gneiss.
The best options to draw attention to the product’s sparkling surface are to place lights within the cladding itself, between the individual stone tiles. You can arrange them in different shapes – in a row, vertically, horizontally, diagonally, in a circle, rectangle, or even asymmetrically. Choose a luminaire with soft light.
Another way to accentuate gneiss is by combining it with other natural materials such as wood. If you have tiled walls, you can opt for a wooden floor or ceiling. A fireplace, you can decorate with wooden skirts, twigs, and even pinecones, and acorns.
Bringing tiling stone into the interior of the home will give an authentic feel to any room. The interior design of the home will become more cozy, comfortable, and unique.
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