Marble gives a very opulent and impressive look to any room, and has been used for centuries as a way to signify class and wealth. However, whilst marble will still symbolise class and make any space far more impressive and stylish, the excessive costs associated with marble are no longer anything to worry about.
From marble fire surrounds to simple marble tiles, there will be many ways to utilise marble in any commercial or domestic setting and to do so without it costing a fortune. However, knowing where to use marble and exactly how to light it can make a big difference to how impressive any rooms with marble in actually look. Too much marble may well ruin the look of your room, and the trick to getting it right will be in subtlety.
Consider plastic surgery as a comparison. Whilst cosmetic surgery can dramatically enhance the look of an individual and turn a very plain face and body into something very stunning indeed, it needs to be approached with restraint and the overuse of such surgery will have very much the opposite effect.
Therefore, shy away from using marble for floors, walls, staircases and fireplaces and instead consider which precise areas of your home will benefit from a little extra opulence. You may well find that oak flooring and marble surrounds go perfectly together or that marble floors complement red brick walls perfectly. And again, do not use it in every room, but consider which will benefit most from such things, whether that be a commercial reception area, a domestic kitchen or even a living room.
Finally, make sure you have the right accent lighting in the home. Whilst marble will look great in any light, it will look far better when lit subtly than it will when it is bathed in an unflattering downpour of harsh light.