If you want to make a statement with your paving ideas for small gardens, Johonna Elvidge suggests trying a beautiful paving design that raises its aesthetic to a new level.
'A tasteful decorative patio pattern is sure to provide a talking point for visitors and gives an eye-catching focus, which can be sharpened by using a mix of colors and styles in your paving, or planting lush greenery around it.'
'When it comes to paving options for small gardens, there is a huge variety of patio materials and shapes to choose from. They range from the purely basic, such as a stack bond using a single size, to the more adventurous multi-sized flag design, such as a repeatable pattern offset at 45 degrees.'
'A simple guide to laying patio patterns is: the greater the number of flag sizes available within a pack, the more complex the laying pattern will look. However, even with just a single flag size, it's possible to create different layouts or patterns,' she adds.