The walls in your home act as a blank canvas to express your personality and style. Some would argue that they provide the biggest design and décor opportunity, given their size. For homes with an open floor plan, walls are a coveted space, and designers like to treat them as such.
There are many design approaches to creating an accent wall, ranging from complimentary or contrasting paint color and wallpaper to artwork and photo galleries. The problem is that home décor is subject to changing trends, so the colors or wall covering chosen today may be out of style in a few years. And, artwork and photos are a constantly changing collection in life as the years pass.
There are few things in a home that holds up to the test of time. A stone veneer accent wall is one of them. Stone never goes out of fashion, especially if the color and design complement the style of the home. Adding a stone veneer wall not only makes a design statement but can increase a home’s value.
Stone veneer accent walls aren’t new. In fact, they’ve been used to frame fireplaces forever it seems. Designers have realized what’s good for the fireplace is good just about everywhere. If you browse Pinterest or Houzz, you’ll find stunning examples of stone veneer accent walls in every room of the house. Think bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, wine cellars, dining rooms, home offices, home theaters, hallways, foyers and even laundry rooms.
Stone veneer accent walls are an option for homes of all sizes. Designers use stone on accent walls of smaller homes to add visual interest without taking up space. In large homes, a stone accent wall can add dimension to or visually break up big areas.
Choosing the Right Location for a Stone Veneer Accent Wall
If you’re adding a stone veneer accent wall to an area that is otherwise set, then you can head straight to Complete Home Concepts design gallery to choose your product. Our experts are on hand to guide you through the process of evaluating your size, texture and color options in our manufactured or natural veneer collections.
It will help if you bring a sample of the room’s paint color with you. Giving our design experts as much information about the space will help ensure you get a result that’s beyond what you ever imagined. Stone is very similar to paint in that it takes on different colors depending on the light at different times of the day. So, consider the space in all light levels.
If adding a stone veneer accent wall is part of a larger remodel or renovation, it should be included in the early planning of your project. Any room reconfigurations, painting, electrical wiring installation and drywall repair should be finished before installing the accent wall.
Once complete, let the stone veneer be for at least 24 hours before adding any art or photo frames to give it time to properly set.
So Many Options from Which to Choose
A stone accent wall adds subtle enhancement or dramatic effect to any room, whether your goal is a brand new look or a refresh. Get an idea of all the styles and colors from the Model Stone, Semco or Coronado collections.
Please feel free to ask our team for samples of the stone veneer you like best. Similar to paint samples, it’s important you have the opportunity to “sit with it a while.” Changing stone veneer isn’t as easy as painting over it, so you want to make sure it’s perfect.