Among the most important features to consider when designing an interior are wall finishes. Needless to say, the walls of a house are like the pages of a book: they serve as background for any combination of furnishings, décor elements and objects in the interior of a residence.

It is therefore important to choose the adequate material and look of interior walls. Here we present lime as a material solution with great resources and potential.

More and more designers and architects find lime an appealing solution, mainly due to its extraordinary versatility and ability to create unique and fascinating stylistic effects. It also provides important advantages in terms of healthiness and sustainability.

In this article, we try to give a complete overview of lime as a material with great benefits in the world of design, a choice worth considering for one’s interior.


The aesthetic use of lime in interior design.

In contemporary interior design, we are witnessing a renewed appreciation of “raw” materials and their typical strength. The recovery and revival of exposed materials such as stone, brick or concrete, as well as natural finishes such wood in its “rougher” versions are gaining popularity.

Within such context, lime also plays an important role, due to its peculiar, tactile appearance and “worn” appeal, combined with its incredible versatility and stylistic and decorative performance.

The use of lime in interior design offers a wide range of creative possibilities, which span from more rustic and layered effects, to more urban concrete-style results. Furthermore, lime’s many different shades and textures — trowelled, diluted or left dripping in an artful manner — make it a highly customisable solution.



Lime and furniture:  lime’s decorative effects in stylish interiors.

In light of what has been said so far, we can assure you that with lime it is possible to give walls a sense of authenticity and uniqueness without compromising on custom possibilities.

Furniture and lime can complement each other thanks to a wide range of original decorative effects, which match and enhance different and multiple interior styles. Here are some of them:


Lime – tactile texture
Lime-based plasters can be applied in a variety of consistencies. The thickest, most irregular and “alive” one gives depth and visual interest to any environment. When this is the case, lime walls become a characterising feature able to give your interior a vibrant shabby chic, boho or new romantic style.


Lime – concrete effect

As a wall finish, lime can recreate a suggestive “concrete effect”. In this case the result will be a finish that recalls the industrial and urban look of concrete, but with a more organic touch. Lime walls are an iconic and original variant for industrial style or urban style environments.


Coloured lime
Lime is a material that can be painted and pigmented. It is therefore possible to create lime walls in different colour variations and different shades. Each choice will give the environment a classic, rustic or contemporary style according to personal preference. Colour can affect a desired interior atmosphere considerably.


Lime and decorative graffiti
Lime’s versatility in interior design includes the possibility to create wall decorations such as graffiti, which ensure a unique, custom-made, impressive interior scenography — an ideal choice for those who favour an eclectic style or for those looking for an artistic centrepiece in a contemporary context.



The benefits of lime for domestic environements.

In addition to providing a fascinating and versatile appearance in interiors, lime also offers significant benefits in terms of healthiness and sustainability. One example is lime’s extraordinary ability to improve the quality of air in indoor environments, in addition to being an ecological and highly durable material. For further information on this topic, we invite you to read the complete article “Benefits of lime in construction“, which explains in detail how and why this material represents an intelligent choice for living quality and the well-being of the environment.