For the longest of times, marble has been considered one of the classiest materials for the execution of residential interior design projects in Singapore. Natural marble is tough and versatile. In addition, every slab comes with its unique texture and colour, resulting in a one-of-a-kind execution.
Singapore interior design companies often work with marble when crafting kitchen surfaces and flooring options. This beautiful stone, however, can be utilised in a number of unconventional ways. Unorthodox marble décors increase the stylishness of the apartment and they could contribute to an increase in its value.
Marble is a great choice for the kitchen, the bathroom, the living room and even the bedroom. If you’re looking for unconventional ways to incorporate marble in your home’s design, we have a list of exciting and atypical solutions for you.
Marble furniture can fit quite well in a rustic interior design concept but it will also be a good choice for a minimalist or a sustainable flat in Singapore.
The market already features numerous options.
There are beautiful marble benches that can be used in the hallway or on a balcony. A simple marble plinth can be turned into a coffee table and the pattern of the stone will become the focal point of the living room.
If you let your imagination run wild, you can discover an array of additional marble furniture opportunities for your home.
Marble top dining tables are heavy, polishes and each one will be unique. You can also have a standing marble lamp, vanities, kitchen islands, baths and bathroom countertops. A simple marble shelf in the bathroom is another functional piece that looks clean but that has a bit of distinctive appeal.
Is a traditional white, plastered wall way too boring for your HDB flat? If so, you can use an entire block of marble as a room separator and an interior wall.
While this interior design idea is going to be quite costly to execute, it will result in a stunning, recognisable interior.
A slab that’s at least two toned (for example, a main colour and some veins in a different tone running through it) will add a polished finish to the living room décor. It’s also a good choice for a separation between the kitchen and the dining room.
Monolith blocks can measure several metres in length and even more. Hence, they’re a good choice for a natural apartment partition (albeit, a costly one!).
Various decorative items and furniture pieces bring together the warmth of wood and the coolness of marble.
Good interior design is often about contrasts and two very distinctive materials that work well together. Marble and wood are two such materials. Both of them are natural, both of them are uniquely textured but this is where the similarities end.
One of the simplest examples of bringing the two together is a dining room table with wooden legs and marble countertop. Bringing wrought iron in the equation increases the visual appeal of wooden/marble pieces even further. It’s very ornate and it has an interesting rustic, noble feel to it.
Marble Steps and Stepping Blocks
A marble block can be incorporated in residential interior design in various ways.
Solid and sturdy, marble blocks are ideal stepping blocks. Marble can also be used to finish off stairs inside the apartment and give them a bit of a polished feel.
If you have a child that still cannot reach some of the higher surfaces in the apartment, a marble stepping block will be a great choice. It’s also ideal for the kitchen, especially if you have really high cabinets that you cannot reach.
A marble block or two inside your kid’s room can be used as practical accessories, as well as seating units. Little ones will have a lot of fun, especially if you choose marble that’s naturally coloured to enhance the overall theme of the nursery.
A Marble Balcony Countertop
Interior designers recognise the importance of functional solutions for the balcony. While this part of the HDB flat is often ignored when home décor is being conceptualised, the balcony can turn into a favourite part of the apartment for the entire family.
A marble balcony countertop is a multi-functional solution. It can be used for the outdoor preparation of meals. It can be used to have an outdoor meal. You can arrange flowers and a small urban garden on your balcony’s countertop.
Marble is an incredibly suitable choice for a balcony countertop because it’s very easy to clean. All you have to do is wipe it clean to get rid of dirt, dust or food remains.
These are just a few of the unusual ways to incorporate marble in your residential interior design.
Marble columns, dining sets, splashbacks, decorative panels and even ornate marble slabs used as decorative flooring (some artists work with marble to create intricate solid “carpets” for residential premises) are all viable choices.
If you’re using marble, however, you should keep the rest of the interior design simple. Expensive and unique, a slab of marble deserves to be highlighted in the best possible way due to its natural and subdued aesthetic.
Knowing that you want to use marble in your apartment is the first part of the process. Next, you’ll have to search for marble items or an experienced interior designer that will elevate your concept to the next level.
At Home Guide, we love working with natural materials and we’ve utilised marble in more than one residential project. We respect this beautiful material and we work hard to make it the star of every single project. Contact us today to inquire about the residential interior design work we do or to schedule your first appointment.