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Your new stone flooring is, quite literally, the foundation stone of your home's interior style. Whether you choose stone flooring for some or all of your rooms, it will make a style statement all of its own, while at the same time providing a gorgeous backdrop for soft furnishings and accessories.
The popularity of all types of stone flooring, including marble, travertine, limestone and slate, continues to grow and is in part due to its properties of durability, practicality and the sheer sense of style which it can bring to every room in the home. The idea that stone flooring is cold underfoot has long been banished and today's products will help to create your look of choice, from chic to rustic, or cool to cosy.
The versatility of stone flooring means that choosing accessories is very much a matter of personal taste. The key is to add delicate touches to soften the overall effect. Staying with natural materials can really enhance the features of your stone flooring and wicker baskets, shells, wooden artefacts, flowers and plants will create a unified look.
Softer touches in the living area, such as throws and big cushions, will instantly add warmth and style. In any living space or bedroom with stone flooring, floor length curtains will give an immediate sense of comfort and their fluid, soft lines (rather than using blinds, which are very linear) will add to the sense of luxury, whether chic or rustic.
Although your stone flooring has a natural beauty which you may not want to hide, the addition of a complementary rug can break up a larger space or accent an area for an inviting feel, for example in front of a sofa or at the side of a bed. Rugs in these areas are softer on the feet, too. Light-coloured stone flooring, in particular, can emphasise the size and proportions of a room, so creating a smaller focus area with brightly-coloured rugs, sheepskins or kilims can break up the space — and add another dash of your personality too!
Don't forget to consider the importance of lighting in your overall design scheme. Lamps will cast a beautiful glow and a dimmer switch for your overhead lighting will add to the ambience. The soft curves and intricate design of a chandelier can make a gorgeous counterpoint to the clean lines of your stone flooring. Whatever your interior design style, the choice and distinguished versatility of stone flooring will only enhance the pleasure of choosing your soft furnishings.
The Stone Gallery is dedicated to selling stone flooring and stone tiles. Our highly-experienced team look forward to welcoming you to discuss your requirements and offering advice and assistance with your stone flooring project.
At the Stone Gallery we offer beautiful stone flooring in a range of natural materials including marble, slate, limestone and travertine, as well as sandstone and basalt. Distinctive and elegant, stone flooring will enhance every home and we look forward to welcoming you to our showroom – call in to see our extensive range or call us on 01276 691 501.