9 marble decor pieces for a classic look that's never going to date

Marble furniture is majorly trending, but these decor pieces will allow you to take part without entirely overloading your home (and your budget)

A selection of marble decor
(Image credit: West Elm, Net-a-Porter, Anthropologie)

Marble is such a classic material. It's totally timeless and whatever form you bring it into your home in it's sure to never date. After all, who doesn’t love a well-placed marble countertop in their kitchen, or some chic marble tiles in their bathroom? 

Recently, however, we’ve all gone a little more adventurous with the ways in which we use marble decor, and one of the biggest marble trends at the moment includes furniture pieces, such as dining and side tables, nightstands, and desks, in particular.

However, while I’m all for decorating with marble through statement kitchen islands and a stunning marble dining table taking center stage, I’m also well aware that investing in marble furniture pieces comes with huge design and budget constraints. That’s why I’m happy to see that more and more retailers are allowing for simpler home accents that let you still incorporate marble into your home, without overwhelming your design scheme completely.

'Marble homewares, like trays, coasters, and lamp bases, provide an effortless way to infuse everyday luxury into a room,' explains interior designer Artem Kropovinsky. 'It's all about the little accents that elevate a space.'

gray kitchen with marble countertop and backsplash with warm neutral walls

(Image credit: deVOL Kitchens)

I’ve looked to my favorite retailers to see what small marble decor pieces they have on offer and was pleasantly surprised to see a huge variety of stylish marble accents that can instantly elevate any room. 

Best marble decor to suit any style or space

How do you best care for your marble pieces?

You can trust Homes & Gardens. Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing the latest products, helping you choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

Marble is a porous material, so if it’s left unsealed, you need to be particularly careful that it doesn't get excessively wet: This will ruin the markings on it. Instead, wipe your marble piece with a damp cloth regularly to keep it clean. Never use aggressive cleaning products, particularly those with bleach or acidic detergents, and don't try to remove marks with steel wool or abrasive paper. After wiping, finish with a dry, lint-free cloth.

Marble decor is a stylish, unique way to incorporate the marble trend into your home, without spending a fortune on marble furniture or some new bathroom wall tile. From planters to wastebaskets, there’s a world of marble decor out there that you’ll easily be able to incorporate into your home.

Nikhita Mahtani
Style Editor

Nikhita is the Style Editor for Homes & Gardens, making sure our home-savvy readers are always aware of the latest trends and deepening their knowledge of classic design. Nikhita graduated with her Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism from New York University, and has spent a decade in interior design and shopping roles at shelter publications ELLE DECOR and Domino Magazine.