Mosaic Floor – Photo Courtesy: Christian Stock
There are few art forms that have travelled the world and lasted centuries. Even fewer is the number of ones that are still prevalent and admired. One of these rare art forms is mosaic.
Mosaic is a celebrated art form that can be best defined as coalescence. No art form can stay unaffected by the influence of culture and mosaic is no different. Over the period of time, with the help of myriad hues, mosaic has been used to depict the parables of old days. Now, you can welcome this art form right into your house. With its rich heritage, it will only increase the value of your house. Albeit a little expensive, it is a timeless beauty and is priceless.
Read on to find out how you can enrich your house by using this form of art:
Break the mold of convention when it comes to wall décor. A mosaic will spruce up the biggest canvas you have in your house. The colors and patterns will enliven an otherwise drab room. Pebbles, glass, stained glass, ceramic, etc. can be used to create any design. You can now bring your favorite moment or even monument right into your rooms. You can cut it into cones, square blocks or any other interesting shape as per your wishes. It is a unique way to add color beyond the normal paint and wallpaper.
Make your bathroom interesting and colorful by decorating the bathroom with a mosaic. Since it is such a personal space, it allows you to experiment. You can choose the colors you like and the patterns you wish, as you have only yourself to please. It offers much more scope for experimenting than the other rooms. Be it the bathroom floor or the walls, it can be used anywhere. If you have a small bathroom and wish to have a little more space, mosaic is your answer. They are relatively easy to install and clean too.
Table Top Mosaic – Photo Courtesy: Robyn Jay
The table top is another location for installing mosaics. It is an even and flat shaped surface and can accommodate many things. The table is generally one of the centerpieces of the room and attractive designs on it can enhance the appeal of the entire room. Metallic glass mosaic is a very good option you have. Different glasses, plain and stained, are used to put together a unique design that can make your table look exquisite.
Other Random Places
Places like behind the kitchen backsplash, fireplace surrounds, and outdoor patio or even as accessories, Mosaic is such a versatile form of art that it can fit right into any theme and place. You can also draw inspiration from it and add a little touch in a small way on the things you use daily. Like a few pebbles on the pen stand or the bathroom mirror give it a completely different look. Cupboard door can be embellished with them too. It’s only about how far you let your imagination go.
Mosaics are ageless and timeless. It is something that can be enjoyed by every age and generation. Go on, create a chaos with these myriad hues and leave the strong personal stamp on every corner of your house!
Elena Bell is a celebrated interior decor consultant who is well-renowned for her use of marble mosaic tiles in Melbourne. In her spare time, Elena blogs about the latest trends in interior decoration and creative uses for various construction materials.