Extracted from the mountains of Carrara in Tuscany, Carrara marble is a beautiful material with many different uses, most commonly in spaces like the kitchen or the bathroom. One of the reasons why it’s so popular has to do with its affordable pricing. Carrara marble is less expensive than quartz or granite and a lot of people would say it’s also more beautiful and elegant.
One of the most common uses for Carrara marble is in the kitchen, for countertops and backsplashes, often in matching pairs.
A waterfall countertop is perfect for showcasing the beautiful gray veins on white Carrara marble. Freestanding kitchen islands are a convenient way of highlighting such a feature.
If you like the delicate and timeless look of Carrara marble there’s no reason to limit yourself to countertop or backsplash surfaces. It can be interesting to have a whole vanity covered in this material. It’s an option best-suited for bathrooms.
One of the coolest things about Carrara marble, besides its refined and elegant look, is its versatility. This timeless material can look classy and beautiful when paired with a lot of different styles.
A great way to emphasize the magnificent and unique beauty of Carrara marble is to create an accent wall like this one. It’s a great idea for modern bathrooms which are typically very simple and airy.
White is the generally-preferred color when it comes to marble of all kinds which is great because Carrara marble doesn’t come in many nuances. Still, some darker gray tones are available in case you’re interested.
Sure, marble countertops and backsplashes are very common but there are not the only ways to use Carrara marble in interior design. A less popular option is a marble table top. Perhaps your coffee table could use a makeover just about now.
Similarly, a console table with a marble top can look very stylish and refined. This can potentially be an exquisite focal point for an entryway, hallway or for a dressing room.
It’s easy to get carried away when decorating with Carrara marble. You start with a vanity counter, you add a matching backsplash, maybe a matching sink too and before you know it your whole bathroom is covered in marble. Sometimes that’s actually not a bad idea.
Speaking of stylish bathrooms, another elegant idea is a marble walk-in shower, preferably with transparent glass enclosures so the space remains open and airy. A matching vanity counter would make the space look even better.
Not a shower kind of person? Maybe a marble bathtub would be better-suited in your case. Such a piece would make an exquisite focal point for any bathroom, no matter how big or small.
If you’d like to use some Carrara marble in the bathroom but not in a very eye-catching manner, a marble sink or washbasin could be the perfect solution.
Marble floor tiles are a cool option too. The bathroom floor rarely gets any attention and this is a way in which you can change that.
Marble wall tiles are just as great. Use them to create an accent wall in your bathroom or kitchen. White marble reflects and amplifies light so keep that in mind when choosing the color. Complement the marble wall with a few wood elements for a warm and welcoming look.
Even a small marble detail can have a big impact on the design and ambiance of a space. That’s true for every type of space, including the living room, the bedroom or even the office. There’s no wrong place to use marble in which only helps to prove just how versatile and truly timeless this material really is.