Design ideas for stone patios include brick pavers for a conservative look or irregular shaped and spaced flagstone for a natural feeling. Designs depend on the type of stone, arrangement and filler.
Paving stones are made from natural and artificial materials. Typically, traditional patio designs use brick or natural stone, whereas modern styles use concrete or asphalt. Many popular designs for brick are regular patterns, including the horizontal and vertical basket weave, the zigzag herringbone and running board rows. Any material is suitable for irregular designs, while mixing types creates interesting patterns.
One design idea uses brick for steps and natural stone for the floor. Another idea mixes up placement, creating an irregularly spaced stone path leading to an evenly patterned floor. One interesting design groups blocks of interlocking stone separated with moss filler. A stream pattern pairs square concrete stones with rows of circular stones.
Patio size and shape influence design. Also, suitable filling material affects design choices. Moss is common with irregular flagstone. Gravel is often used with square or rectangular paving stone. Sand is used to fill in joints. Regardless of design, patios built with paving stones are durable and long-lasting, withstanding sun, rain and snow without damage.