Are you looking to add a unique touch to your home? Natural stone offers a truly one-of-a-kind look that can be as simple or as breathtaking as you want. Read on for seven ways to integrate natural stone into your home and landscape.


A natural stone walkway can transform your backyard from bland to memorable, and can be customized to match the look and feel of your home. Stepping stones can add a playful touch to a garden, while a walkway winding around mature trees can inspire feelings of tranquility.

Rock wall

Whether it's indoors or outside, a natural stone wall looks impressive. Inside, it adds height to any room. Outdoors, a natural stone retaining wall is a great way to give your garden some character. If you really want your yard to stand out, a natural stone wall is a striking alternative to a traditional fence.


Fireplaces in general are a charming addition to any room, and natural stone can take them to the next level. Because natural stones come in such a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, you can create a fireplace that is completely unique to your home.

Outdoor fire pit

No summer is complete without a bonfire or two. A natural stone firepit provides a safe and inviting place for you to get your s'more fix, right in your own backyard.

Pool border

If your yard has a pool, you may think you're stuck with a traditional concrete border that sticks out from the rest of your yard. Natural stone, however, is an attractive alternative-- you may even find that your pool becomes the focal point for your landscape.

Koi pond

A koi pond can be a fun addition to your yard, and stone is the perfect surround for your pond. Although they do require some maintenance-- just as a fish tank would-- koi can typically survive in the pond year round, and it's fascinating to see how large and colorful they become.


If you have a sloped yard, consider adding in a stone stairway. Whether you strategically place a few stones, or build an elaborate staircase with a railing, a natural stone stairway is an impressive addition to any yard.

Using natural stones, like those from Old World Stone, in your landscaping and around your home is a simple way to increase your home's value, and add a unique touch that you and your family will be able to enjoy for years to come.