Posted on 12th August 2022
Natural stone is a timeless choice for outdoor spaces. Whether you are upgrading your existing patio or installing a brand new one, you may be looking for some inspiration on which style and colour is best for your garden patio.
With increased durability and many quirky visual characteristics, natural stone is a smart choice for any garden application. We have a catalogue of beautiful natural stone paving; all ideal for creating unique patio landscapes that will serve you well for years to come.
Here are a few paving ideas to help you create the perfect natural stone patio using our high quality stone products delivered directly from the source.
Design a centrepiece garden
Installing your patio around a centrepiece is a classic design approach. Whether you choose to have an area of grass, outdoor fire pit, or dining area; lay the paving around your chosen feature to create a focal point.
Natural stone paving is made for a job like this. Use a gentle blend of natural colours that can fluidly sweep around a centrepiece, for example our Buff CalibratedSandstone Paving is perfect for this type of application.
Mixing and matching different colours of natural stone is a great way to add some extra flair to your patio design. We recommend starting by choosing two colour variations of the same paving and then deciding the pattern you want to create.
You could border the edge of your patio with one colour to design a paving lane around the sides. To complete the look, choose a different colour of paving to fill out the centre.
We have a wide range of paving to choose from that will bring this idea to life.
Get creative with patterns
If you feel like getting really creative with your garden patio design, cut natural stone slabs into a variety of shapes and sizes to create a mosaic pattern.
Designing a mosaic-style patio will help your paving stand out. By using natural stone paving to do so, this will create a rich finish that mimics effects found in Ancient Greece.
Mosaic patterns work particularly well as a feature for small gardens, especially when paired with beautiful and colourful plants. We recommend our Raj Blend Calibrated Paving for this type of application for the best results.
With over 25 years of experience distributing natural stone paving, porcelain paving, aggregates, rockeries and interior solutions worldwide; Stone & Surfaces Direct are the people to help you achieve the perfect patio, garden, or home interior.
Talk to one of our experienced stone professionals about your specific needs today.