5 Creative Concrete Ideas for Patios and Pathways
A few simple variations to a concrete design can bring texture, interest and style to pathways or patio areas that complement your home and bring the best out in your landscaping.
There are many ways to combine exposed aggregate, tile inserts, decorative pattern paving and coloured concrete. Small variations can create a completely different look to maximise a sense of space or light, to enhance a front or back yard or to create interest and three-dimensional spaces in small gardens.
Here are five concrete ideas that will help inspire concrete designs for your home.
1. Handcrafted Sawcut concrete patio with exposed aggregate paths
This patio has our Handcrafted Sawcut decorative concrete in the main areas of the patio where most of the socialising happens. The area is framed with exposed aggregate paths. The handcrafted sawcut concrete paving provides a smoother finish for people to walk upon but the exposed aggregate gives an attractive variation to the overall look, creating a defined space.
2. Tiles of coloured concrete with Exposed Aggregate
This contemporary home needed some three-dimensional interest in the front garden. The exposed aggregate pathways were divided tiles with rows of Mondo grass and stones. The result is an attractive front garden using colour and texture in harmony with plants.
3. Strips of coloured concrete with Exposed Aggregate
Instead of making a concrete pathway a straightforward exposed aggregate, this pathway has intermittent strips of coloured concrete which adds variation to what might otherwise be a long and plain pathway.
4. Stepping stones and small concrete garden beds in contrasting colours
If you have a pathway that is a well-trodden route to access your home, here are some ways to make it more attractive. In the example below, exposed aggregate stepping stones have pebble infills and matching concrete garden beds. The taller green foliage will eventually make this pathway an attractive green and lush corridor to the home.
5. Exposed Aggregate with Glass inserts
When you have a large space to lay concrete paving, adding texture to the concrete gives it more visual appeal. In this case glass inserts were used to bring out the concrete aggregate colours and add some lightness to this patio.
For more concrete ideas, visit our display showroom at 1 Maple Street, Forestville to see our many samples of concrete paving. Or you can call our team on (08) 8297 9611 to start getting inspired with creative concrete ideas today!