Building River Stone Walls With Mortar – Sobriety and Elegance
The walls are the interface of a property, the first thing we lay our eyes upon. This is the very reason why an aesthetic wall leaves us a strong first impression and says a lot about what lies behind it. But a river stone wall is the climax of good taste and is an element with a strong visual effect, harmonizing everything around and serving as a binder for the whole property. Below are several examples of river stone walls with a few practical information on how to build one.
A river stone wall brings, first of all, a note of elegance and distinction, personalizing the whole place around. The wall perfectly fits a natural landscape such as a garden and visually matches wooden structure such as garden cottages and gazebos.
Unless serving as a property boundary, the river stone wall can also be a wonderful border separating different areas inside, such as different sectors of the garden. In different colors and shapes, the river stones impregnate the surrounding area with a distinct allure.
If not built with mortar, walls can be raised in the shape of a stream of stones bound together by a metal net. The wall can thus wind across your garden for a more interesting visual effect. The wall also help terracing the garden.
For a taller wall, not only a decorative fence, the same metal net recipe can be applied. The final structure looks stately, yet keeps the elegant presence the river stone emanate.
The sober looking stone wall can be brought to life using plants, such as this big pot marking the end of the wall, with the allure of a column.
Let the imagination run wild and raise a wall with personality, such as the one below, in which the river stones are set in the shape of a tree against a stone slab wall. You can also insert wood for a final appealing ensemble.
For an original looking garden, a stone arch framed gate is the optimum answer. The arch gives the garden this mystical air, as if featuring in a fantasy movie.
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