Here are some amazing paver patio design ideas!
Choosing pavers for your patio means your design options are endless. With various colours, textures, materials, and styles to pick from, you can customise the overall look to create something unique and one of a kind. Here are some paver patio design ideas to help you produce the ultimate space.
Decide on a style
Most people have a style of home they prefer, and it's clever to gather some inspiration before committing to a particular style. One of the easiest ways to do this is by looking on the internet. A quick search will reveal thousands of photographs that can give you ideas of what you may like for your home. Doing this well before you plan on paving your patio will ensure you are entirely happy with the result rather than having patio envy.
Have a plan
When undertaking a home improvement project such as a paver patio, it pays to have a plan in place before any work begins. This can save a lot of headaches down the track. Firstly, you need to decide if you are going to hire a professional or do it yourself. If you choose the latter, it's important that you do your homework. You will need to establish whether you need council approval or not, you'll need to consider drainage, and you should look at the preparation that's involved.
Choose a material and paver texture
When choosing a paver for your patio, one factor you should consider is the texture. It should be soft underfoot for comfort. Pavers with a rough finish can be uncomfortable to walk on, and you'll have to remember to put shoes on every time you want to go outside which can be a hassle. The texture of the paver can affect the overall look. Paver textures that are suited to patio areas are tumbled pavers, non-tumbled pavers, and slate, to name a few.
Colour palates that will tie in with your home
The overall tone and shade of the pavers you choose should complement the rest of your home. A designer tip is to choose a colour that works well with the colour of your trims or roof. You can either use all the same coloured pavers which can create a bold statement, or you can have a mixture of colours. By incorporating colours from the home into your paving, you can produce a cohesive design feature that looks like it is a part of the house, not a separate element that looks out of place. Some popular materials are limestone, travertine, and sandstone.
Decide on the pattern
There are endless paving patterns to choose from, but if you're looking for something contemporary, you can't go past the following options:
Crazy pave – Crazy paving is the hottest trend right now. If you aren't familiar with what it is, it's essentially smashing pavers or tiles of your choice and laying them in a random pattern. Gaps of around 10mm are typically left between each paver piece, and once you are happy with the layout, you fill them with grout. This technique can take up a bit of time, as the pieces are broken in different shapes and sizes, they sometimes don't align nicely, so you'll have to keep breaking pieces until you get a section of paver that fits where you need it to. Before gluing the pavers down, it's a good idea to position all your pavers where you want them to go and stand back to look at the layout, if there's anything that needs adjusting, you can rearrange it. The great thing about this style of paver design is that it is 100% original and one of a kind. You can select whichever tile or paver colour and styles you like, just make sure they are the same thickness or very similar to get an even finish.
Herringbone – The herringbone pattern is an old school style that has made a major comeback over recent years. This pattern is created using rectangular pavers and laying them in a zig-zag pattern. Laying pavers using this technique allows you to use various colours if you choose and the 90-degree positioning of the pavers creates a weave-like appearance that is striking and can add a point of interest to any space. The herringbone pattern is timeless and will look appealing for decades to come. Using patterns with various colour tones can create warmth and add texture. It can be hard to achieve this same kind of authentic look using other materials such as concrete.
French pattern – The French pattern boasts classic European charm, and it works well in almost all home designs. It is an elegant design, and a popular material used to create this look is travertine. This style is created using a selection of different sized pavers positioned using a particular pattern combination. It can be a bit tricky to get this technique right, so it pays to revise the pattern of the pavers and have them pre-laid before securing them into place.
If you're looking for some stunning pavers for your patio project here in Perth, check out our collection here at Bonita Stone. They are hand-made in Western Australia using only the finest materials. Our team can offer friendly advice if you're unsure of what pavers and designs to choose for your home. Contact us today!