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The Design Element that’ll Transform your Courtyard this Spring

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!

Boral Pavers - Courtyard Flooring Ideas


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!

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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

>>> What’s your outdoor flooring like? Are pavers your thing? Drop a comment and share.


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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3 Responses

  1. I love your display on page 32 of the latest woolworths catalogue. Where can I purchase wicker furniture the same as in your feature?

  2. We have just finished a new build and completing the outside area was the icing on the cake and totally transformec our home.
    I am pleased to hear that grey is the trend with lots of textures because that is exactly the way we have gone.
    I am so looking forward to summer and spending time in our outside area.

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