Transform Your Backyard To an Outdoor Oasis
Tile doesn’t just have to be for inside your home, since ancient times people have been using tile and stone to decorate and enhance their outdoor surroundings. Tiles date back to around 4700 BC in Egypt, some ceramic tiles have even been in existence for more than 25,000 years. It wasn’t until the Industrial Revolution that the manufacture of wall and floor tiles hit a peak in the Victorian Era. Many ancient floors discovered over the years have revealed just how serious people took the idea of creating a beautiful living space both indoors and outdoors by the placement of elaborate tiled motifs and mosaics. Such as this ancient Byzantine Era tile floor.
Whether you want to create an outdoor patio, pave your way through a garden, or even a mosaic around your hot tub or pool. Here are just a few ways you can create an outdoor oasis using stone, ceramic, or even concrete tiles.
If you’re looking for a great way to enhance a beautiful landscape, allowing you to enjoy all that nature as to offer without disturbing it, using large slabs of tiles is a popular way to enhance any garden space, try alternating sizes and colours for a lively path around the house, through the garden, or even to add a depth of elegance to your backyard patio.
A backyard fire pit built into your backyard patio is perfect, whether you like to entertain, or just sit by the fire and watch the sun go down.
Nothing screams backyard oasis like creating a tiled patio around your hot tub, spa, or pool. The boring concrete of the 70s and 80s is gone, add some character and elements of nature to create your own backyard vacation getaway. This great for reducing the amount of dirt and debris which can find its way into your water and clog up your filters.
If you’re more traditional, you may choose a simple pattern to highlight an area of interest, keeping your lines clean and elegant. Add just enough character to enhance your space without overwhelming your natural backyard elements.
Some pre-patterned pavers can add just enough creativity, while also keeping things elegant and clean.
Or perhaps create your own South American vacation getaway using some natural, deep red and brown stones or ceramic tiles.
If quaint and surrounded by nature is your thing, you may wish for a more rustic, cottage garden experience, perfect if you’re working with a small space. There’s little upkeep, as nature has a way of supplying her own beauty to enrich this look. Just a few flag stones or mismatched blocks of concrete and you’re good to go.
Reclaimed brick is great and cost friendly. It adds character and is easy to create any type of pattern to fit your backyard needs, keep it small, or grow it over time as you reclaim more brick.
Or keep it quaint, with a modern twist using interspersed pre-patterned pavers and grass and your best cottage accessories to create the perfect afternoon tea nook.
Nothing screams backyard cottage oasis more than misshapen slabs of stone with moss or grass curling around the edges. Perfect for any small backyard paradise.