20 River Stone Paver Ideas – Refinement At Your Feet
River stones are probably the natural material that exudes a distinguished personality while featuring the most visual decorativ role. Their round, smooth shapes and glossy surfaces bring extra texture to the green space behind the house, diversifying the landscape. If you want a patio, an open air summer kitchen or simple alleys winding across the garden, here are some river stone paver ideas that will inspire you in choosing the best decor.
Garden remains one of the places where one can best express his or her creativity in different manners. Whether playing with flower beds, decorative shrubs, whether you build a stone alley from reused bricks or other materials and stones of different shapes, the garden will in the end reflect your personality. Use large river boulders to give the place a more dramatic look.
Turn to different patterns so the patio gets visual weight and not end up as a mere flat surface. Alternate the geometrical shapes and materials for a beautiful landscape.
When you combine river stones with others of different colors and shapes in unusual patterns, the alley becomes the focal point of the garden. With a pond next to it, the space gets a fairy-tale like look.
Mix big flat stones with round shape stones, of different sizes, for a fragmented looking alley, but exquisitely attractive in the end.
For those romantic people, a river stone walkway with a stepping stone made from a leaf mold is the image which invites to a deep state of relaxation. In our case, the leaf shaped stone perfectly integrates in the surrounding natural environment in all manners.
Again, river stones which seem to be popping out of the ground, but shaping a unitary image chromatically, with a pronounced rustic look.
For a more elegant aspect, combine river rocks with decorative stone slabs, especially made of granite. The seemingly sober image they create is offset by garden’s natural colors.
You can very easily use river stones to create a transition area from the paved alley to the green space in the garden. You will thus get different color layers which will make your experience among the plants more dynamic. More pictures to inspire you at the end.
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