Terrazzo was born from Venice marble manufacturing factories that were trying to save some waste material – it was a mix of various types of marbles and stones. Today terrazzo is a composite material, which is mostly used for floor and wall treatments. It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cementitious binder, polymeric, or a combination of both.
The material is colorful and fun, it used to be a hot trend for flooring in the 70s and not this trend is making a huge comeback: more and more designers use it for décor and for making unique furniture with a bold look. That’s why today we are sharing some awesome terrazzo decorations and accessories you can make to give your home a hot trendy look, besides, it’s very bold and fun! Terrazzo can be real or faux – doesn’t matter, it’ll look amazing. There are several ways to imitate terrazzo, and the most popular and easiest of them are using polymer clay, painting terrazzo-style or using paper with a similar print, all of them are easy, let’s get started.
Getting ready for a party? Make your table setting super chic and bold with terrazzo napkin rings! Of course, such a hard material can’t be used to making napkin rings but no problem – make some using polymer clay. Here the author kept the rings to grey, black and brown but there are some beautiful shades of blue, pinks and creams used in terrazzo tiles if you don’t want to limit your palette.
This little box can be used to organize your desk, hiding away rubbers, paperclips, sharpeners and the like or somewhere to store your earrings or keys. There’s 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 was there asking for a renovation for months now, so came out the idea of a terrazzo style serving tray. If you notice, the tissue paper gets “stained” with the glue and the effect is exactly as in reality: multicolored stained stone pieces. Such a cute pink terrazzo tray!
This gorgeous planter is a terrazzo imitation – it’s a glass vase from Ikea painted with acrylics. What makes this pattern so enticing is the fact that there is a myriad of possibilities when it comes to the choice of colors that you can choose from (you can be a minimalist and keep it simple or let the colors make a run as you wish ) and there is no way you can get this pattern wrong. Enjoy!
Here’s one more colorful desk organizer – so cool for a summer office! The piece is made of polymer clay and imitates terrazzo pattern, it’s done in blue and yellow but you can go for your own colors, get inspired and organize your working space!
A pencil holder that imitates terrazzo can be made of a usual jar and acrylic paints. Choose your colors and create a cool piece to organize your desk.
Marble tiles can be used for storing accessories and jewelry – this is a great idea that allows displaying them, not only storing. But we all know that terrazzo trend is popping up, so why marble – go terrazzo! Make your own terrazzo tile from clay to keep your essentials at an eye’s distance and easy to find.
Make a cool geometric mobile with just two materials – paper and metallic holders! It will be a chic geometric piece with 3D terrazzo-inspired decorations – the tutorial is super easy, get inspired!