One of the best things about using pavers around your property is that they're conducive to a wide range of projects. Patios, pool decks, driveways, walkways, and other similar surfaces can all work well with pavers. When you install them correctly to build a patio, pavers will sit level for many years and won't allow weeds to grow up through them. Additionally, they also can augment the look of your property. If one of your chief goals for your next paver project is to make the area look the best it can, there are several ways that you can add visual intrigue to the project. Here are some suggestions:
Use Contrasting Colors
While a structure made of pavers that are a uniform color can certainly look nice, the project can often look a little more pleasing to the eye if you use two or more colors. The use of contrasting colors, either set sporadically around the project or even placed at random, can add visual intrigue. For example, pavers are common in a gray color, but you may be keen on jazzing up the look of the project. Adding some rust- or brown-colored pavers can make the project look even better.
Use Different Shapes And Sizes
Another way to add visual intrigue to your project with pavers is to add some different shapes and sizes of paver stones. Generally, you'll be using a dominant size and shape — for example; it might be a rectangular shape or a rectangular shape with sloped sides. For many projects, the addition of different pavers can really make the scene come to life. For example, you might wish to add a border of smaller or larger pavers around a driveway or patio. Or, you might even like the idea of adding these other pavers throughout in a unique pattern.
Put Something Between Them
In most paver projects, the pavers will be pressed up against each other. Sometimes, there will be a tiny amount of stone dust between the individual pavers. This isn't the only way to set up your project's design, however. Another approach is to leave gaps between the pavers for visual intrigue. Sometimes, just filling these gaps with stone dust can be enough to look good. In other cases, you might wish to fill the gaps with dirt and plant a ground-covering plant in several locations. The latter scenario is ideal for a garden path, for example.