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For many years, whenever I would travel to a new country or city, I would commemorate my experience by bringing home a rock or stone from that particular place. Whether the rock was picked up on the beach, by a river, or on a hiking trail, it was symbolic of my vacation, and it helped to formate and engrave a memory I cherished for many years. 

Rocks and stones are natural to the earth, and most of the time, when we think about rocks and stones, it’s often synonymous with garden decoration and landscaping. 

However, after many years of collecting rocks, I have realized the versatility, style, and ecofriendliness that decorating with rocks can bring to a home. With its many shapes and sizes, a rock’s natural beauty and charm can create a unique and stylish look for your home. 

Follow along as I share the many ways you can decorate your home with rocks and stones for aesthetic happiness. 

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Decorating with Rocks and Stones

Rock Artwork Display

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You can create a one-of-a-kind art piece to display in your favorite area of the home.  You can grab one or a few of your favorite-looking rocks and display them in a floating frame. All you need are the rocks and a frame. You can learn how to craft this artwork on your own here.

Fancy Dinner Table Decor

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You can use rocks to decorate a dinner table on a budget. Rocks can be coupled with flowers, greenery, dry branches, and candle to create a gorgeous centerpiece for a table. 

Console Table Decor

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Rocks look absolutely wonderful on a console table. Just place a bunch of rocks on a tray and use it as a centerpiece on the console table. 

Enhance a Basic Vase 

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Grab an old clear vase you have laying around. Fill the vase to the top with rocks, or mix in some soil, rocks, and a fake plant to give it texture and dimension.

Entryway Decor

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Add a touch of charm to your entryway or front door by incorporating rocks and stones. Use rocks to surround a rustic lantern that creates an inviting and welcoming walkway for your guests. 

Accentuate a Bookshelf

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Rocks make an excellent accessory and accent piece to a bookshelf. The rocks will add charm and character to your bookshelves. Whether a built-in wall unit bookshelf in a cozy living room or a freestanding bookshelf in a dining room, rocks can add a nice aesthetic appeal.

You can place a rock on the bookshelves next to a book or a figurine to help accentuate it. You can even cluster the rocks together or sporadically place them along the shelves. 

For the Plant Lovers

plant pots with rocks and stones

If you are a lover of indoor plants, rocks are great for filling up planters. Plant pots are not just for the soil; you can also add some rocks to allow your plant to breathe further and allow better drainage in the plant pot. 

Scatter Rocks Around

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Another great way to decorate with rocks and stones is by simply scattering them strategically around the home in specific areas. You can strategically line some rocks on a window sill or sporadically on a coffee table. You can surround a candle holder with rocks for an elevated look.

Where to Buy Rocks for Decorating

If you cannot go rock scavenging and hunting, there are plenty of places to buy rocks. Whether you’re looking for a pound of rocks or 20 pounds of rocks, here’s a list of places you can buy them:

I hope you have found these ideas useful. Decorating with stones and rocks can be lots of fun. And there’s no need to complicate it as rock decor is super simply to integrate into faucets of your home decor.

Rock decoration can truly elevate your home decor and bring an element of nature and zen inside.

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Tamara White is the creator and founder of The Thrifty Apartment, a home decor and DIY blog that focuses on affordable and budget-friendly home decorating ideas and projects. Tamara documents her home improvement journey, love of thrifting, tips for space optimization, and creating beautiful spaces.

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