Art Deco home with natural split stone finishes

This stunning home uses natural stone landscaping to complement its crisp art deco style

Dominated by natural stone this garden design shows how hard surface landscaping can add depth and texture to an outdoor space.

your outdoor garden design starts here

When you’re looking for garden landscape ideas the best place to start is by looking at images and identifying what you like and what you don’t.

It’s helpful to consider how you’d like to use the space and what sort of overall effect you’re looking to create. Will you be using your outdoor space for regular entertaining and parties, or are you after a calming garden sanctuary? Do you have a young family that need outdoor space to play, or perhaps you’d like to put in a pool? Thinking about these larger concepts at the beginning of your planning helps to ensures the end result is a garden design that complements your lifestyle.

Once you’ve worked out the overall aesthetics, it’s important to consider a few of the practicalities of your outdoor space, as a beautiful and functional design will be used all year round. Natural stone is an excellent material for use in any garden and the wide section of tile and paving options allows for a huge spectrum of design styles. Think organic, tumbled travertine and limestone pavers for beautiful light and airy courtyards, a dense granite or bluestone works beautifully around a BBQ area while concrete pavers give you have a huge colour spectrum to choose between. Finish off the look with planting that complements both your design aesthetic and your lifestyle along with some outdoor furniture and lighting your outdoor space is complete.

Don’t forget that the best way to really articulate what you’re looking for is to gather a whole bunch of outdoor design ideas before you talk to your landscape designer. Share with them the designs that appeal to you and what kinds of things will suit your home and lifestyle. They’ll use these garden ideas as a way to navigate through options and when it comes to outdoor paving ideas, the same is true. When you come into one of our  showrooms to select your outdoor paving, share with us the proposed designs for your space and the kind of styles and ideas that you like so that we can help you pick out the stone paving that is best suited to you.

From light, creamy sandstone and limestone pavers to darker, dense granite tiles, natural stone is always the best material if you’re wanting to create a design that will complement the home, be sympathetic to wear and age beautifully. If you’ve had a good look through and you’re still not sure which outdoor paving ideas are best for your place, please come into a showroom and talk to us. We’d love to help.

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Aspect Studios

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