Stone, along with wood, is one of the natural materials that are often used in home design, specifically in the interior walls. However, unlike wood, stone walls often bring a cold aura into the interiors that incorporate it in their design, even though stone walls can make your home look stunning. But of course this is not always true. With the right ways, you can have stone walls in the interior of your house without making the interior feel cold.
One of the ways that you can do so that your stone walls can inspire some warmth instead of coldness is by illuminating the wall with artistic lighting. Even walls with cold, dark colors can look beautiful and welcoming if it is accented with softlighting, such as yellow-colored lamps and candles. Putting the stone walls in the areas that get a lot of sunlight will also help.
Another way is by choosing stones that have warm colors such as brown, cream, or orange, instead of the regular cold colors like black or grey. The color white also looks warmer than black or grey. If you do not want your walls to have the same warm tone, you can try combining both tones, for example, a grey stone wall with a collection of white stones under it.
Next is by adding shelves of books or photo frames on the stone walls. The smiling faces in the photos can certainly brighten up the atmosphere, even though the stone walls have dark and cold colors. Besides photo frames, you can also use pictures and paintings. It will be even better if the pictures or paintings are colorful.
Another way to add warmth to a room that has stone walls is by putting a fireplace on the stone wall. The warm glow and temperature of the fire will balance the cold aura of the stone. Overall, the trick is to find something that suggest warmth and combine it with your stone walls so that the warmth can offset the coldness that is often inspired by the stones. So what do you think? Will you try these tricks?