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Using Natural Stone To Create A Warm And Inviting Master Bedroom Retreat

by Jill Jenkins

When it comes to creating a warm and inviting space, stone is not often considered as a building material. Stone is often thought of as being cold and hard. However, this doesn't have to be the case! Natural stone can actually bring in a lot of warmth into a space. The master suite is an area of the home where many homeowners want to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Natural stone can achieve this just as well as any other building material.


Natural stone is a fantastic choice for flooring. It is durable, waterproof, and available in many attractive designs and colors. The main advantage of natural stone flooring is that it can be used in both the bathroom area and bedroom area of a master suite. Natural stone is also great for regulating the floor temperature in a room. Natural stone is naturally cooler, which makes it a great choice for homes in hotter climates. That doesn't mean that it's not a great choice for cooler climates as well! Natural stone floors work very well with radiant heating since it distributes heat better than other flooring materials. Natural stone can help keep feet cool or warm in both the bathroom and the bedroom.

Countertops And Other Details

Another reason that natural stone works great in master suites is that it can create a sense of cohesiveness between the bathroom and bedroom. Natural stone countertops are great for use in the bathroom. However, the same natural stone can also be used in the bedroom as a dressing table or even a workspace desktop in order to tie the bedroom into the bathroom. Just using the same type of natural stone or the same color family of stone can make the spaces flow well into each other. Natural stone is also available in warm colors that can make both spaces feel cozy.

Fireplace Surround

One way to make a master retreat feel warm and cozy is by adding a fireplace. A natural stone surround is a great way to make a fireplace seem even cozier and intimate. Natural stone makes for a durable and attractive fireplace surround. Fireplaces with natural stone work well in both bathrooms and bedrooms. In fact a two way fireplace that goes between the bedroom and the bathroom is a great way to create a warm an inviting retreat without the need to build two fireplaces.

Natural stone works well in any master retreat. Natural stone can be warm and inviting. It can also be used to tie the style of the master bathroom into the style of the master bedroom. For more information, visit sites like