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How to Choose the Right Paver Patterns for Your Landscape

August 26, 2022

Last Updated: February 06, 2024

Pavers are a great option for sprucing up your outdoor recreational areas. For instance, pavers are an excellent option if you’re looking to add a solid base for an outdoor dining or lounging area. But how do you choose the correct paver patterns? Will it even make a difference? This article will answer all your burning home and garden questions and help you choose suitable paver styles to complete your landscape design.

Types of Paver Laying Patterns

There are many patterns for laying pavers to suit your home and surrounding landscape. Choose one that reflects your design preferences without sacrificing the cohesive outcome of your property. Here are some of the most common ones: 

Stretcher Bond

This pattern requires minimal cutting, leaving less wastage and making it the most popular choice. It has a more traditional look that replicates the look of brickwork, making it more complementary to brick homes.

Mixed Stone

This landscape paver layout mixes pavers with different sizes, shapes, and colours to add character to outdoor spaces. If you have children at home, this is an excellent choice as the mix of colours hides marks and stains. 

Stack Bond

The stack bond pattern boasts a chic appearance but needs careful installation as this pattern can highlight little imperfections, such as uneven surfaces and wobbly lines. This pattern is a good choice if you want a finished look for your outdoor areas.

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Herringbone

The herringbone pattern features smaller pavers laid on a 90 or 45-degree angle, making it a perfect choice if you want the spotlight to fall on your paver design. It requires more technical expertise to achieve a uniform pattern. As such, hire the right paving contractor for the installation.  

Basket Weave

This layout features two pavers that are laid vertically and the succeeding two pavers laid horizontally. This pattern repeats at every interval. It complements the facade of brick homes and adds character to a plain outdoor area.

How to Match Landscaping and Pavers

Now that you have an idea of what the different patterns look like let’s move on to the aspects you must consider to ensure you don’t make the wrong choices.

Modern Themes

For a modern landscape, opt for pavers with clean lines in uniform patterns, like a running bond, to give pool decks and patios a sleek, contemporary look.

Organic Appearance

When choosing pavers for landscaping designs rich in natural detail, rugged appeal, and free-flowing lines, it’s best to choose a paver pattern with spontaneity. Geometric patterns with a randomised laying pattern can give off a more naturalistic appearance. You can also mix and match stones of different sizes. 

Visually Separating Areas

To visually separate distinct areas in your landscape without bulky borders, consider varying paver patterns or directions between sections. This subtle distinction can define spaces effectively, with the option to add low borders or steps for larger areas.

Traditional Charm

A traditional look is always achievable with brick-style pavers in herringbone, basket weave, or running bond patterns. These paver patterns are perfect for classic style or traditional homes and offer a timeless look that oozes warmth and comfort.

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Accentuating Circular Spaces

Does your patio or outdoor living space have a circular shape? Choose layouts that can be arranged in the same shape to complement your space and set it apart from your neighbours. You can also add other circular features, such as fire pits and hot tubs.

Enlarging Spaces

For a more spacious outdoor look, select large pavers in simple patterns to minimise jointing lines, making areas seem wider. The pattern’s direction can also enhance the perception of space.

Make a Space More Intimate

Using smaller pavers in a herringbone pattern can make a space appear smaller, cosier, and more intimate. Choosing warm, dark, earth-toned colours can also contribute to achieving this look.

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Work with Professional Paver Contractors for a Seamless Look

Ensure a professional, polished look by choosing our team at Green Oasis Landscaping as your paving contractor. We get the job done right the first time, from choosing paving designs to materials and laying patterns. If you have a specific design in mind, we can work together to achieve it. We also provide expert advice if you are having trouble choosing.

Complete your outdoor space with pavers that add an elegant or rustic touch to your landscape. Get in touch with us today for more information.

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