5 Hacks for Using Faux Stone Around Your House

Faux stone is designed to give the look of real stone, but without the high price. Many homeowners use faux stone outdoors to accentuate their siding and sitting areas, but faux stone can also be used indoors to enhance your home’s interior. From your kitchen to your bathroom, faux stone can transform any indoor room.

1- Accentuate your Fireplace

A fireplace is supposed to be the focal point of the room. If you feel that your fireplace is lacking that impressive touch, faux stone could help. Faux stone around a fireplace creates a rustic feel and gives the illusion of an expensive fireplace installation. There are many different colors, types, and shapes of stones available so that you can easily blend them in with your chosen decor.

Don’t have a fireplace? There are plenty of faux stone electric fireplaces on the market that can give your home the look and feel of a cozy cabin.

2- Create an Accent Wall

As an alternative to paint or wallpaper, faux stone can be used to create an accent wall. An accent wall is a wall that is different from the other walls surrounding it. Accent walls are usually a different color, but with faux stone, you can create add an entirely new texture in the room. If you have an open floor plan, accent walls can be especially helpful, as they allow you to create a more defined space. Faux stone walls add an element of nature, which blend beautifully with other natural aspects, such as plants, water fountains, or floral decor.

If you’re partial to full accent walls but still want to implement faux stone, remember that you can use as much or as little as you’d like. Create two-toned walls, use it like paneling, or even use it to create a headboard for your bed.

3- Decorate Posts, Columns, or Doors

You can use faux stone to decorate outdoor posts and columns, but you can also use them to decorate any posts or columns indoors. Both freestanding and attached posts look beautiful when covered with faux stone. For a truly unique look, don’t have to cover the entire post, but instead, attach faux stone halfway up and top it off with molding.

If you have interesting shaped doorways, such as arches, faux stone will attract the eye to these areas and create a rustic, antiquated look. Alternatively, you can decorate entire doors with faux stone to give a strong, castle-like appeal to specific areas of your home.

4- Decorate your Bath Tub

Give your bath a more upscale appearance by adding faux stone to the side. Foam faux stone will not do well here, as it is not waterproof. You’ll need to be sure that you’re choosing a waterproof stone and a waterproof adhesive for the best results. There are many other materials to choose from, including plastic, that will hold up very well in moist environments and after exposure to water.

With waterproof faux stone, you can also decorate the interior of your shower. This can create a soothing, natural, spa-like feel. Add plenty of greenery near the area and you have a shower fit for relaxation.

5- Make a Kitchen Back Splash

When you think about updating your kitchen, your first thought may be redoing your floors or upgrading your counter tops. Interestingly enough, simply updating your kitchen’s back splash—that is the wall behind your counters—can really transform the look of your kitchen. Finding stone that blends well with your current counter tops and flooring can prevent you from having to upgrade those areas at all. Back splash can easily bring a room together.

For many homeowners, real stone is simply too expensive when it comes to home renovation costs. Faux stone reduces this cost while also still providing the all-natural beauty of the real thing. Faux stone is also versatile and can be used in a number of different ways in nearly every room of your home.

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