Looking for simple paver patio ideas that transform the look of your patio and whole outdoor space? Suitable for all weather conditions, paver patios are the perfect addition to any backyard looking to elevate the ambience and make a statement. With so many materials, patterns, and design options to suit your style and needs, it’s easy to get lost in the inspiration. Whether you prefer a classic herringbone pattern, the rustic allure of flagstone, or the timeless character of brick, we’ve drawn inspiration from some of our top projects to provide you with 10 creative patio paver ideas that can help you find the right patio paver design for your home.
First, why you’ll love these patio ideas with pavers
- Pavers are an easy-to-install, minimal-maintenance kind option
- There is a design to suit every style
- Our ideas are designer-approved
- We never compromise functionality. All our designs are practical, not just beautiful.
So, let’s get right to it…
1. Go clean and contemporary with concrete.
A stone paver patio can be as simple or as complex as you choose, so pick your paver materials with intentionality. For a clean and contemporary stone paver patio, you can’t go past the modern aesthetic of large concrete pavers with a smooth finish. A minimalist’s dream, you can even opt for an interlocking paver design for a geometric vibe that effortlessly modernizes the space.
Plus, did we mention that a concrete paver can be super affordable?
Just picture yourself patio dreaming on the hammock of our Gloucester project.
2. Follow the cobblestone road…
Prefer to create something with a little more character and charm? On the list of more nostalgic paver patio designs are those lined with cobblestone borders and edging. Boasting odd-sized pavers in irregular shapes with uneven textures and a generous dose of old-world charm, the rustic feel of cobblestone will instantly create a mystical sense that makes you feel like you’re in another world.
A few things to consider with this rougher-edged look, however, is the slipperiness of the uneven surface and, surprisingly, the cost. This heritage style of paver stone is quite costly and potentially not ideal for those with younger kids. If cobblestone is something you simply adore and must have, a great compromise here is to choose a complementing stone for the patio and instead incorporate cobblestone into the border design or other smaller details in your backyard.
3. Forever Flagstone.
Just a slightly modern take on the traditional cobblestone look, a Flagstone patio invites the same natural, organic finish but with slightly cleaner shapes and earthier tones. Browns, reds, greys, and even some hues of blue all make this kind of patio perfect for tree-heavy areas all the way to pool-side patios, picking up on the colors of its natural surroundings.
A weather-proof paver material that is long-lasting with low impact on the environment, it is also considered an eco-friendly paver for those wanting a more sustainable option in their yard.
Just look at its brilliance in our Nashua project.
And how it’s equally impressive from all angles of the backyard.
4. Be bold with brick and play with pattern.
Of course, brick is always beautiful when looking for simple paver patio ideas that will add warmth to a neutral space.
With a range of patterns like herringbone or basketweave to choose from, you can also play with color like our very own Chester example from our portfolio. Of course, for those wanting to create a modern industrial vibe, pairing this with some rusted steel, exposed timber beams, and black outdoor furniture will really give a more urban uplift to the space.
A completely durable option if you’re concerned about scratches, damage from pets, and harsher weather conditions, a brick patio is especially pleasing that is proven to stand the test of time. Also easy to clean, you can keep these bricks looking like new for longer than many other options.
5. Don’t be afraid to mix and match.
As you’ll notice from the examples above, some of the most enchanting patio designs with pavers are unapologetic in their ability to weave in a range of paver materials and patterns. Knowing how to choose the right pavers that will complement each other and not clash, is a skill, though.
With over 15 years of experience in creating beautiful outdoor spaces that bring joy to our customers, this is where our team of professionals can help you. You can get in touch with us today to find out more about our patio design services.
6. Sink into the sophistication of sand.
Ok, so this one isn’t really about paver design, but if we’re on the topic of patios, this natural material certainly can’t be overlooked. If you have a seaside home or want to recreate the elements of sun, sea, sand, and sky, there’s no better way to do so than with a patio that engages all the senses. A sand-based patio underfoot is a completely innovative way to add a slightly coastal feel to your backyard. Just take a look at our Whittemore project that used the resort-like white-sand feel to tie in with a priceless view. And, while we’re on sand, who says white sand is the only way to go? A grey sand is just as forward for a more modern, monochrome outdoor space that is going for darker, moodier features.
Wondering how to keep it clean? The clever use of concrete pavers that enclose the area is definitely a must. As you can see below, there is no movement from the sand to the grass with the way we’ve thoughtfully separated these two backyard spaces.
Always ensure you are employing professionals when it comes to more advanced backyard designs like this.
7. Travertine tiles for a white resort-style oasis
Of course, nothing says pool-side bliss like the natural travertine stone patio pavers that mimic the same colors as an off-white sandy beach. Thinly lined with some grass for a pop of greenery, these non-slip tiles, neatly positioned, create a certain barefoot glamour look that invites you to kick off the shoes and dive right into the pool with no holding back.
An important thing to note with travertine tiles, of course, is the importance of ensuring that these are sealed in order to keep that white, clean, look free from stains and dirt. Also, in case you didn’t notice, size always matters. We often find a larger tile tends to help expand the look of the area.
8. Go grand with gravel.
If cost is on the cards, stop searching for pavers for your patio and instead think gravel. With plenty of ways to make it look grand, you can consider some clever edging and borders that still incorporate some of your best backyard paver ideas without having to spend on outlaying the whole area. Our Procter project is the perfect example of a sophisticated, Hamptons-style home that made gravel look ridiculously good.
A few tips with gravel. Get picky with color and size. Pea gravel tends to come in brown, tan, and white and is a popular choice for patios. A decomposed granite will be perfect for those wanting a slightly more rustic patio, and crushed granite gravel is stunning for a more refined, neat crushed rock look.
9. Round things up
Want something a little more unique? Steer away from the traditional rectangular and square patio designs by incorporating circular patio designs. Whether you’re paving the area to create a focal point for your firepit, water fountain, garden bed, or other, encircling the round patio with beautiful plants and rock walls can certainly create a zen garden space.
But don’t be confined to regular shapes alone. Our Chester project is the perfect example of why organic, free-form shaped patios are just as exciting. Create certain nooks that spin off the main area of the patio to really optimize every corner of your garden.
10. Level it up with a stone paver patio.
Perhaps we’ve left the best for last when it comes to paver designs for patios and the sheer glory of design with levels.
A stunning way to section off areas of your patio without completely closing it up or causing an eye-sore, our Manchester patio project is a beautiful rendition of this concept, showing how levels can lead you to different corners of the backyard with sectioned-off spaces that allow each area to serve its own purpose.
Whether it’s reclining by the pool or toasting marshmallows by the fire pit, it’s clear this space allows all in the family to have their own space while enjoying the ability to still feel together.
So there you have it. Some of our favorite backyard ideas with pavers. If you’re immersed in inspiration and feeling the pull to take a step in the right direction, our team is well-versed in all things patio design and stone masonry, simply explore our website, and contact us today.