When it comes to adding durability and luxury to your home, not to mention timeless design, there’s no material better than marble. Whether you’re using the stone for a countertop, bathtub, walls, or even just accessorizing, there are so many ways to incorporate marble into your home and bathroom design.
Marble is a metamorphic stone that is created when limestone is pressurized for extended periods of time. The use of it in home building and design can be traced back to ancient Rome and Greece, where major structures incorporated marble in everything from their sculptures to pillars. In other cases, marble was used for flooring.
Though we typically think of marble as just being white or slightly translucent — as these are the most readily available options on the market — there are various colors including reds, greens, and yellows. Traditionally, these were all utilized in the design, however, it’s more common now to stick to just white marble.
If you’re interested in adding marble to your bathroom, there are many ways to incorporate it. However, if a full countertop, floor or even bathroom wall tile is either not within your budget or you’re not looking to do a complete renovation, you can also add marble accessories to your bathroom to still add that touch of luxury you desire.
What To Consider Before You Add Marble To Your Bathroom
If you’re going to add marble accessories to your bathroom, remember that the rest of your design needs to coordinate as well. Marble tends to look best next to polished wood, earth tones, and gold accessories. Though you can undoubtedly incorporate marble accessories into any bathroom design given that it is neutral-colored, it tends to look best with sleeker materials, as opposed to rustic, but of course, you can do whatever you like best.
Marble is easy to care for and generally withstands years of use without any signs of wear. It adds a resell value to your home, a touch of luxury for visitors or prospective buyers, and ages well in terms of trendiness.
Why You Should Add Marble To Your Bathroom
Whether you’re adding new tiles or countertops, or just a few new accessories, there are multiple benefits to incorporating the stone into your home. Here are some of the most notable.
Marble is timeless.
When it comes to choosing materials that will not only age well but offer a classic, timeless luxury, marble is second-to-none. Since ancient times, marble has been associated with abundance and beauty. Marble is one of the few materials that has withstood centuries and generations and remains one of the most recognizable and coveted today.
Though there are some designs that fit better with marble, overall, it’s really easy to adjust your design or color scheme to fit with marble, given that it’s neutral and can be incorporated into almost any style.
It would increase your property value.
Though this wouldn’t be the case if you’re just adding some accessories to your bathroom, high-end materials like marble increase the resale value of your home, which is important to keep in mind if you’re interested in selling somewhere down the line. Increasing your resale value means you’re getting the most out of your investment. Though it’s sometimes a wash when you incorporate trendy materials into your home (they may be outdated by the time you sell) you shouldn’t have that issue with marble.
It’s generally seen as luxurious.
If you’re looking to make your home more desirable to prospective buyers, or at the very least, a more relaxing or luxurious place to be, marble is generally universally seen as a high-end, upscale addition.
It’s easy to maintain.
Marble is polished, non-porous, and if the ancient Roman columns didn’t convince you, take it from us that it will truly last forever. It’s easy to clean, but beyond that, it’s also generally scratch and chip resistant in a way that other stones and materials (especially woods and granites) are not.
Our Favorite Marble Bathroom Sinks
One of the easiest and perhaps most inexpensive ways to incorporate marble into your bathroom is with your accessories and other fixtures. Though there are many ways to accomplish this, one of the easiest and most striking is with the sink. Not only is it highly durable, but a modern built marble sink can also be gorgeous in your bathroom design. Here are some of our favorite picks.
This single basin vessel sink has an ancient look to it, but it’s still distinctly modern and tasteful. With a rectangular shape and upward curved sides, it actually comes in a number of finishes, including gray marble and black granite. It would look great paired with other neutrals and perhaps even a metallic faucet, such as gold or copper.
If the marble finish wasn’t enough to give you the luxurious appearance you’re after, this infinity sink will certainly be a statement piece. With a flat basin and carved outer edging to allow the water to run down onto the flat piece and then pool around the perimeter and fall down the drain, the design of this sink is distinctly unique, and truly one-of-a-kind.
This oval basin marble sink is simple, geometric, and gets the job done. It can also coordinate well against other straighter lines in the bathroom. Pair this with a gold faucet and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind setup.
Our Favorite Marble Bathroom Accessories
Maybe you want to go big with the design in your bathroom, or maybe you just want accessories here and there, ones that pair well with the white ceramic sink and gold faucet. If that’s your preference, here are some marble accessories that you can buy today:
With a soap dispenser, a toothbrush holder, a soap dish, and 2 tumblers, this is perfect for keeping things organized in your bathroom. The marbled design is unique and elegant and a must need for your bathroom.
The toilet brush is an often overlooked part of the bathroom (and bathroom design). If you want to match the rest of your bathroom (the accessories or the sink), be sure to add this marble toilet brush holder too!
As mentioned before, if you add marble accessories to your bathroom, be sure that the rest of your bathroom design coordinates with it. If you choose to have a marble sink, pair it with gold hardware or earth tone decor. Or, if you prefer keeping the space neutral-colored with a ceramic white or matte black sink, add a little je ne sais quoi with white or black marble accessories and decor. Marble is versatile and timeless, so no matter how you decide to design it, your bathroom will be looking sleek and luxurious.