A stone wall can add both character and class to any room in your home, even the bathroom. If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your bathroom, consider installing a stone wall. Available in a vast variety of materials, colors, and textures, stone walls present a virtually endless host of options and design possibilities. Here are some tips and considerations to keep in mind to help you choose a stone wall that’s just right for you. Be sure to check out the photo gallery that follows to help get your creative juices flowing!
Choose your Style
The first thing to consider is the overall style that you’re going for. What sort of atmosphere or ambiance do you want your bathroom to have? Do you want the space to have a feeling of peace and contentment? Would you like it to feel comfy, homey and rustic, or do you prefer a sleek and elegant look? Do you want your bathroom to feel like an ancient castle, or perhaps like a high-end health spa?
Imagine yourself taking a shower or bath and try to visualize what it would feel like with different styles of décor around you. Picture different types of stone walls in your bathroom and focus your mind’s eye on each one to determine which ideas appeal to you the most.
While the ideas you can dream up for a stone wall bathroom design are most likely fantastic and limitless, budget and architectural considerations do often supply a measure of restriction on what we can actually make happen. Decide from the start how much you’re willing and able to spend, and stick to it. Also, take a look at your bathroom’s design and consult an expert if needed to determine if there are any restrictions on the types of stone wall that could be installed in your space.
A professional can also make sure that the underlying wall is sound and that there aren’t any other hidden issues. You don’t want to overlay a stone wall only to discover a little while down the road that there is a leaky pipe behind it, or even worse, lingering mold. If you set a budget and keep in mind any other limitations on your project, you can then think about your stone wall in terms of what you can do rather than what you can’t do.
There are very many varieties of stones that can be used for a bathroom wall, from marble to onyx to polished limestone or granite. Non-porous, hard stones are best for bathrooms as they’re more resistant to mildew and won’t scratch as easily. Color considerations will likely be a large part of your choice in material. No matter what color you’re looking for, chances are you’ll be able to find it, whether it’s rosy pink or jade green, ivory white to deepest black.
Look through photos on the web and in design books for ideas and inspiration. If you see something you like, bookmark it or make a note of it. Then, draw up some rough sketches as you allow your imagination to flow freely. Soon you’ll come up with a stone wall design that’s just right for your bathroom. Continue reading below to see photos of 14 ways stone walls can be incorporated into a bathroom with absolutely striking results.