Trend Spotting: Rocks for the Home’s Interior

We all know that rocks are unique and interesting bits of nature that have resided, quite successfully and happily, outside for millions of years. But there has been a recent trend spotted that puts these same rocks inside homes. Not log cabins or rustic lodges, where one expects to find the unexpected natural pieces, but in contemporary spaces, where slick surfaces and clean edges abound.

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Check out the rest of these unique and inspiring spaces. Do you think the rocks-inside-design is a trend you could get on board with?

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Under a weathered wood wall, rocks provide an ideal nature-themed foundation.

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An excellent way to transition from the outdoors inside, these smooth round river rocks add texture and shape to this contemporary home.

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A small rock footbed outside the bath creates a spa-like feel in this ultra modern bathroom.

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With grey being the new neutral of choice, a narrow grey rock perimeter is an on-trend detail in a comfortably modern living room.

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The varied shapes of rocks, along with their similar-but-not-identical sizes and hues, provide texture and warmth to a contemporary bathroom space.

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An outdoor eating area is an extension of the living space, and rocks create a visually appealing break in the mass of this contemporary concrete patio.

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Maybe it’s simply the earthiness of the rocks themselves, but this rocks-surrounding-the-soaking-tub strategy ultimately enhances the relaxation of a bathing experience.

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Paired with medium and dark wood tones, rocks provide an excellent visual transition from the natural, flowing wood grain to the rest of the contemporary space.

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When natural light abounds in a space, adding other natural elements (such as these rocks along the base of the hallway wall) enhances the fresh feeling of the entire space.

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