For someone who is planning a new patio or alternatively feels that their present patio is looking a little jaded here are ten great ideas to demonstrate what is possible. Naturally the material used for the surface will depend on the type of property and its surroundings. These ten ideas include brick, stone and wood used in various combinations. I came across these designs in an article by Patricia Tyrell which I found on the Houzz website.
Smarten up your patio and increase the sense of space with flooring that works beautifully with your home and gardenChoosing patio flooring can be daunting, from finding a material that works with your garden and chimes with your interior style, to designing a pleasing layout. Before you start, it?s helpful to consider the style of your property. The most harmonious exterior spaces tend to work best when the design of the patio reflects the style, materials and colours of the local buildings and echoes the materials and character of the surrounding landscape. Bear in mind, however, that your choice of patio flooring should be kept simple, as it?s the foundation for other design elements. Browse these ideas to get you started.Make connections
Simple patterns incorporating materials used elsewhere in the garden can create a unified and harmonious design, and can also make the patio area feel larger.Here, the mellow brick of the wall has been continued into the paving, while pots and garden furniture have been carefully chosen to pick up the colour of the brick.If your garden is quite small, a circular patio can help to create the illusion of space and will feel larger than a square or rectangular design.
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