It'd be difficult not to notice the rise in popularity we've seen for marble recently on sites like Pinterest and Houzz. Whilst it's always been a firm favourite here at Topps HQ, it seems some of blogging's finest are also overcome with love for this crystalline, metamorphic form of Limestone.
Adding a touch of marble to your home doesn't mean you have to go all-out and tile an entire room (although marble and bathrooms are a match made in tile heaven). We've spotted marble gracing desks, being used as Instagram backdrops and even DIY faux-marble laptop and phone cases.
Marble creates an elegant, timeless feel in a room and can make even the smallest of spaces feel bigger with its light reflecting qualities. The Evening Standard said earlier this year that marble was a trend to watch, and their predication was right. Marble's intricate veining creates a unique look to a room and keeps a space from looking too flat. The natural veining that features in the stone is down to minerals found in the layers of rock which, when cut, forms beautiful swirls and patterns that mean no two pieces are exactly the same. Polished marble is perfect for use on countertops or walls due to its glossy finish which bounces light around and creates a feeling of space.
We're particularly fond of the trend of combining marble with copper or other metals. Together they create a contrasting look that somehow works really well, especially when it comes to accessories. Try using a single marble tile as a drinks stand or as a base to place all your jewellery on. Due to the soothing feel of marble, it's the perfect backdrop to almost any interior style and brings a sense of luxury and calm to a room.
Need more inspiration? Take a look at our Marble Pinterest board
Desk image - Pinterest
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