Terrazzo was born out of marble factories in Venice trying to save waste – it was a mixture of different types of marble and stone. Today, terrazzo is a composite material mainly used for floor and wall treatments. It is made from chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass or some other suitable material that are cast with a cementitious binder, a polymer, or a combination of both.
The material is colorful and fun. It was a hot trend for flooring in the 1970s, and this trend isn’t making a big comeback: more and more designers are using it for decoration and for making unique furniture with a bold look. This is why today we’re sharing some great terrazzo decorations and accessories that you can make to give your home a hot, trendy look. It’s also very brave and fun! Terrazzo can be real or faux – it doesn’t matter, it will look amazing. There are several ways to imitate terrazzo, and the most popular and easiest are to use polymer clay, paint in a terrazzo style, or use paper with a similar print. All are easy. Let’s start
Are you ready for a party Make your table decorations super chic and bold with terrazzo napkin rings! Of course, such a hard material cannot be used to make napkin rings, but no problem – make some from polymer clay. Here the author has kept the rings gray, black, and brown, but there are some lovely shades of blue, pinks, and creams to use in terrazzo tiles if you don’t want to narrow your palette down.
With this little box you can organize your desk, hide elastic, paper clips, sharpener and the like, or store your earrings or keys. There is always a need for another storage box in your life and this one looks so pretty to boot! The box is made of colorful polymer clay to imitate terrazzo, looks wow!
Why not recreate the terrazzo style with a creative tutorial? This serving tray had been there for months and was in need of a renovation. So the idea of a terrazzo-style serving tray was born. If you notice, the tissue paper is “stained” with the glue and the effect is just like in reality: multicolored stained stone pieces. Such a cute pink terrazzo tray!
This beautiful planter is a terrazzo imitation – it’s a glass vase from Ikea that is painted with acrylics. What makes this pattern so alluring is the fact that there are a multitude of options when it comes to choosing the colors to choose from (you can be a minimalist and keep it simple or let the colors run, like You wish). and there is no way to get this pattern wrong. Enjoy!
Here’s another colorful desk organizer – so cool for a summer office! The piece is made of polymer clay and imitates the terrazzo pattern. It’s done in blue and yellow, but you can choose your own colors, get inspiration, and organize your workspace!
A pen holder that imitates terrazzo can be made from a common glass and acrylic paints. Choose your colors and create a cool piece to organize your desk.
Marble tile can be used to store accessories and jewelry – this is a great idea that allows it to be displayed, not just kept. But we all know the terrazzo trend is emerging. So why marble – go terrazzo! Make your own terrazzo tiles out of clay to keep the essentials at a distance and easy to find.
Make a cool geometric phone with just two materials – paper and metal holder! It will be a chic geometric piece with 3D terrazzo-inspired decorations – the tutorial is super easy, get inspired!
Rustic style with a shabby chic feel definitely has charm. Barns are an indispensable part of rustic life and today they are used not only for hay or animals, but also for houses, garden houses and other things. Every barn has that special feeling of comfort: warm wood with rusty influences creates cosiness and joy, regardless of the design. I think this is the main reason barn wood is so popular today, and of course the shabby chic style comes first. So worn barn wood is just the thing to add cozier to your interior.
You don't have to look for real barn wood to make furniture or wall art. You can always take the usual wood and use some finishes to achieve this look. There are plenty of DIY enthusiasts out there explaining how to weather or weigh down the wood to get a barn-inspired look and I've prepared the easiest, most budget-friendly ideas for you. There are colors, surfaces and waxes that change the look of the wood and your choice depends only on the effect you want to achieve: dark wood, distressed, almost white wood, weathered wood or something else. Every project is about the same things: sanding and staining or painting then you can use a dust to add some effects or not. After the wood dries, you can use it to make a door, clock, table, chair, wall art, frame, and other things that come to mind. Read the tutorials below and choose the best option!