A Touch of Luxury: Onyx in the Home

As much as it seems counterintuitive, the popularity of semi-precious materials and gemstones is rising in the countertop market. While most experts do not recommend semi-precious stone for kitchen counters that are subject to regular use, onyx is one type of rare stone that is being used more and more frequently throughout the home – on bar tops, kitchen panels, accent walls, and bathrooms.

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Onyx is a soft “royal” stone that is naturally formed by limestone that dissolves and redeposits, resulting in unusual and beautiful colors and a translucent quality. Its translucence is what’s making it a hot material in homes of every style; when lights are strategically placed beneath it, the stone takes on a striking luminescence that is impossible to reproduce with other materials.

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While onyx is one of the most expensive stones on the market and is susceptible to damage, it’s gaining popularity due to its sheer beauty and breathtaking uniqueness.

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Decorators everywhere are finding uses for onyx in the kitchen, mainly as an accent as it is not designed to hold up to heavy use:

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Onyx has made its way into bathrooms, too.

An onyx sink is gorgeous and not as costly as a larger-scale project:

 

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But it doesn’t have to be limited to the kitchen or bath. An onyx accent wall, fireplace surround, or objet d’art will make your home unforgettable:

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Decorating Ideas for Bathroom Sets

Sometimes we need more than a few inspiration ideas to really know what we are looking for to get style at home. Because when we don’t know which interior design style we want for our home we have to see a lot of decorating ideas to find the one that really can make your dream house.Bathroom-Set-Decorating-Ideas-3

For that
reason, Room Decor Ideas decide to make a selection of the best home decorating ideas for bathroom sets. Here you can find decorating ideas for differents interior design styles and so you can choose which one is the perfect one to use on your bathroom set and improve your style at home.

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Because, as you may know, every person has her personal style and the interior design style for the home decorating should be adapted to her personal tastes. So, here you can find different decorating ideas that can give you the inspiration ideas you just need to improve the style at home.

Luxury Bathroom Design Ideas
Luxury Bathroom Design Ideas

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