Flagstone patio ideas can be as contemporary as they are traditional, so they offer plenty of style options if you're looking to switch up the look of your paved space this year.
A flagstone patio is one of the biggest investments you can add to the hard landscaping of a garden, so it is important to get your choice right. Once the patio is laid it will be there a long time, so take your time in making decisions on size, color and the design of the flagstones.
The good news is there are so many types of flagstone to choose from for your patios, including solid traditional stone, bringing with it warmth and character, granite for a sleek and sophisticated contemporary look, and hard-wearing, relatively inexpensive Indian sandstone, which comes in a range of rich hues, from variegated shades of Kandala Grey to mossy Raj Green.
'Natural stone is a classic choice for a flagstone patio, it’s long-lasting and the natural variation between slabs makes for a more interesting finish,' says Johanna Elvidge, head of domestic design at Marshalls. So we’ve pulled together practical advice and inspirations from the experts to help you make your choice.
Every garden needs a beautifully functional area of hard landscaping to accommodate tables, chairs, sofas, and the barbecue, of course. So take your pick from these stylish flagstone patio ideas and make the most of your outdoor space.
BY JAYNE DOWLE