Did you know that you can add anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000 to the value of your house based on the interior styling and feel? Blank walls painted in neutral colours lack warmth; whereas a carefully selected colour palette is much more inviting.

Your home should intrigue people, stir their emotions and make them feel good when they visit. The secret is to not over-style your space by crowding it with the latest trends and flashy items. You want to create a warm and tasteful effect with subtlety, one that people see and feel the minute they walk in. The best way to do this is to focus on just one or two things in the room. The focus can be on stylish colours, mosaic tiles or warm tones of natural stone.

As you are getting ready to sell your home, there are a few simple things you can do that will help your house sell on auction day. Among these are focusing on adding warm tones of natural stone to your home. They will add character and depth to any room. You can use them on floors, walls or as pieces in a mosaic design.

Below are some ideas to kickstart your creativity to help increase the value and appeal of your home.


Sandstone tiles can dress up even the drabbest room, adding a contemporary yet natural look to the room. They can turn a plainly decorated room into an elegant showpiece. Sandstone tiles come in a variety of colours to match any colour scheme you have in your home. Each tile usually has a blend of a few different colours due to the natural way that sandstone forms.

Sandstone tiles are especially helpful for hiding flaws or making it less noticeable that you haven’t had time to mop. Each tile has a unique texture which is part of what gives them so much character.


Using mosaic tiles on your walls is also an excellent way to add character to your rooms. It adds a clean yet rustic look to your home.

They can be perfect for kitchens and bathrooms, in particular. Mosaic tiles add depth and character to your kitchen backsplash, as well as give a unique look to the sides of your kitchen island. Mosaic tiles can add style to your bathroom shower or the outside of your bathtub. A simple thing like tiling the shower can create a positive transformation, giving your bathroom a completely new look and feel.

Other areas

There are also less common areas to use natural stone. Using natural stone on the risers of your wooden stairs adds character to an otherwise boring staircase. You can also use it to tile the walls in walkways that lead to outdoor patio areas. It segregates the area and makes a lovely transition from indoor to outdoor living.

Natural stone also gives a fresh and natural new look to an indoor fireplace. Stacking natural stone will add texture as well as character to your fireplace.

If you have a few leftover floor tiles, you can always break or cut them into smaller pieces and use them to make mosaic designs on other surfaces. Chair seats or arms are a perfect place to make mosaic designs. You can also do mosaic designs to give your coffee table a new elegant look.

Using natural stone in your home adds real character to your décor. Not only is it gorgeous, but it is also a sustainable material. This makes it a more environmentally responsible choice for making home improvements. For a small investment and little effort, you will be able to dress up your home and get it looking stylish come auction day.