Geometric Design vs Shapes and Curves

3rd April 2018

When it comes to paving, there are a wide range of options available nowadays. If you want to create an area that looks good and has some aesthetic appeal, planning your design beforehand is important. That applies whether you want to lay a stone patio, a driveway or even a simple pathway.

At the Leicestershire Paving Company, we always work with our clients to ensure they get the best installation their money can buy. One of the major decisions you will have to make from a design point of view is whether you want your paving to be geometric or incorporate shapes and curves.

A lot depends on the area you are paving and your own personal preferences. A small section of the garden, for example, may well benefit from a relatively simple design. But you might have a larger area and want the patio in a the shape of circle or perhaps you’d like to introduce some novel curving design to make your installation stand out. Things could, of course, be dictated by the actual shape of a space such as your garden beds or even the design of your house.

Geometric Design

While it can vary, when we talk about geometric design we often focus on straight lines. A pathway can be even on all sides and the paving stones symmetrically placed. If you have a patio in the shape of a square, you might use a similar approach. You could add some definition, for example, with different coloured slabs, but essentially you would have a geometric, fairly simple design.

There’s nothing wrong with this and it works for many homes. Looking at all the possibilities is important, however, and introducing some quirkier design may make a big difference.

Shapes and Curves

There are a wide range of different options and materials that you can use in paving projects. You may want to mix a swirling design of bricks with a gravel fill. Perhaps you want a kind of mosaic effect for that front of house. The truth is that paving doesn’t have to be static and you can design practically anything into your space.

Of course, compared to geometric design, introducing shapes and curves takes a lot more skill and plenty of planning beforehand. At the Leicestershire Paving Company, we have over 25 years’ experience installing stunning patios, driveways and paths for home owners across the region.

If you’d like to find out how we can help transform your garden into something memorable, then give us a call today.

Barry Randall

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Barry Randall

Barry Randall is the Managing Director at Leicestershire Paving Company. He’s been active in the landscaping industry for over 20 years, developing a reputation for outstanding quality and efficient management of garden transformations. He’s worked on some extremely large commercial sites and some incredible domestic garden transformations, even finding time to offer services to DIY SOS on the BBC and Richard Hammonds Secret Service on ITV.

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