Terrazzo: A Trendy Material In Decoration

If you have the impression of seeing confetti everywhere, on the walls, credenzas or decorative accessories, you are not dreaming! It's not carnival before its time, but simply the new decorating trend of the moment. Emblematic material of the 1980s, terrazzo is making a comeback in interior design. We explain how to adopt this trend at home, in small touches or as a coating on the floor or walls.

Colorful confetti looks

Even if the name doesn't ring a bell, you've probably seen terrazzo or granito before. The 'terrazzo' takes its name from an Italian commune in the province of Verona.

This material, which was very fashionable in the 1920s and then 1980s, is originally a floor covering made of small fragments of natural stone, colored marble and cement.

The material, whose origins date back to antiquity, incorporates pieces of glass, mother-of-pearl, marble or quartz that give it a speckled appearance, as if its polished surface were sprinkled with colored confetti...

So this material allows you to bring a touch of fantasy and originality everywhere in the house, from the bathroom to the kitchen to the living room coffee table!

Fantasy in every room

While it had fallen somewhat into obscurity, terrazzo is making a comeback. Buoyed by the revival of the 1980s, this recognizable speckled and colorful material is once again inviting itself into every room in the house.

Indeed, it can be found on a kitchen credenza as well as on a bathtub or a wall covering in the bathroom.

This trendy material even spreads its color confetti on accessories and furniture like tables, shelves or chairs. So if you don't want to use it on large surfaces, you can adopt it on a coffee table in the living room or on your bathroom accessories.

An easy to adopt decorating trend

As we mentioned earlier, terrazzo is a material that can be easily integrated into your interior design. You can use this fun and design speckled material anywhere you like...

In a kitchen, you can use it to give the credenza some pizzazz with larger or smaller confetti depending on your preference. In fact, you can choose a matching worktop or center island with the same speckled pattern.

Located behind the cooktop, the credenza is both a functional and aesthetic part of the room. It allows you to personalize your kitchen while protecting the wall from splashes and spills.

In the bathroom, granito can be used as a wall covering instead of traditional tiles or as a floor covering.

Speckled accessories with a graphic look

If you're not ready to renovate your home, note that you don't have to adopt this material on large surfaces to follow the terrazzo trend! You can also incorporate this speckled pattern in small ways, opting for more discreet decorating elements like accessories.

For example, you can buy bathroom accessories in this material, like your tumbler, soap dish or cotton box.

You'll even find this pattern full of whimsy on cushion covers or a shower curtain: enough to easily boost the decoration of your different rooms!

Author: Audrey
Copyright image: FlooringClarity on Flickr
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In French: Le terrazzo : un matériau tendance en décoration
En español: Terrazo: un material de moda para la decoración
In italiano: Terrazzo: un materiale di tendenza per la decorazione
Auf Deutsch: Terrazzo: ein Trendmaterial für die Dekoration
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