We tend to spend a lot more time thinking about our interiors than we do our outdoor areas. And fair call; we spend far longer on the sofa than we do the hammock.
But now that warmer weather is approaching (praise the lord) it’s wise to think about your garden or courtyard and how to give it the most trending look for the year ahead.
That trend, dear Creatives, is paving – grey to be precise. And boy can it transform your space!
Mark Dell from Boral tells me that the popularity of grey Boral pavers is all thanks to the use of them in the reno shows we’ve been hooked on all year – and that the sleek look of pavers is a contemporary choice going into 2016.
“The darker, neutral tones contrast with the earthy hues of timber decking or screening, and the greens and blues of surrounding garden and pool areas,” Mark explains.
Style Tip: Notice in the image above how many textures are at play here? The more texture you have in a space the more interesting and welcoming it becomes. The same rules apply for outdoor spaces – so give texture a go!
What I think is so good about pavers is that they allow other elements to be the star of the show. The clean lines and minimalistic design really allows you to layer interesting and more eye-catching furniture and decor on top of them.
“For added appeal and depth, homeowners can lay pavers in interesting patterns or combine different colours. As pavers are laid individually, the design options are endless,” Mark adds.
Consider paving not just for pool areas or barbecue zones, but use them to create pathways to access points in your home, and never underestimate how using them over grass can dramatically cut down mowing time!
For more information on the new range of Boral pavers, visit www.boral.com.au/pavers
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