- Finishing of the terrace, patio and veranda with facing stone
- Facing with decorative stone fences, fences and retaining walls
- Decorative stone for finishing gazebos, pergolas, outdoor campfire and fireplace sites, reservoirs
- Arrangement of paths, paths and platforms with artificial stone
Artificial stone is gradually replacing its natural counterpart in home decoration. From this article you will learn how you can use a decorative stone when arranging a backyard territory – in facing auxiliary buildings and fences, as well as in decorating flower beds, reservoirs and paths.
When arranging the landscape of a garden plot, we all want to give it the appearance of a natural corner of nature – here it is important not only to choose the right vegetation and introduce it into the design of the garden, but also to carefully consider the finishing of auxiliary and enclosing structures, small architectural forms, and decorative elements. Using natural stone and wood, you, of course, will never go wrong, because these building materials are perfectly combined with living plant forms, bringing naturalness and harmony to landscape design. But against the background of the desire to use eco-materials in the arrangement of home and garden, an interesting trend has recently formed – preferring not to strain, dragging and installing heavy blocks, many of our compatriots choose a decorative stone, light in weight and elementary in installation. In addition, the abundance of textures, standard sizes and shades of facing stone create a certain scope for creativity, and resistance to the most unfavorable climatic conditions allows its operation outside the home. How can artificial stone be used in an original way in decorating a garden plot – read on.
The artificial stone looks so natural that it is difficult to distinguish it from the natural progenitor, the appearance of which it imitates. Cladding of retaining walls of complex configuration, original design of reservoirs, arrangement of stone gardens – any ideas are feasible with the help of decorative stone
Finishing of the terrace, patio and veranda with facing stone
The recreation area adjacent to the main house – whether it is a terrace, summer kitchen or patio, serves as its continuation and should create a single ensemble with it, both in style and in decoration. But it is not necessary to revet all surfaces with the same material – you can combine artificial stone for facades of the same color and texture, but of different sizes or similar in shape, but in a nuanced color scheme. Contrasting finishing solutions also look quite expressive – for example, a smooth and large decorative stone is used as the main background, and a smaller facing brick is used for finishing small architectural elements.
Arrangement of the site adjacent to the house requires the selection of a facing stone that matches the style and color of the facade. Variation of decorative stone from the collections “Verona” and “Venice”, “Brittany” and “Perugia”, “Leonardo” and “Palermo”, “Corsica” and ” Capri “
As always, the most natural tandem is stone and wood. By choosing a light-colored decking board for the patio area, and decorative stone from the Brittany or Ancona collections for wall cladding, you can create a cute relaxation corner, reminiscent of the style of a Mediterranean villa
Artificial stone “Champagne” or “Perugia”, interesting for their torn shape and light shade, will help to implement a non-trivial concept of arranging a terrace, notable for the roof, which seems to penetrate the columns. An outdoor fireplace, lined in the same style, supports the architectural solution of the recreation area – its chimney is geometric and strict, by analogy with the supports and the fence of the terrace
A kind of mixing of eras arises when combining an artificial stone of a rough texture of a slightly irregular shape with concrete and metal. An impressive visual effect can be achieved by using Siena cladding brick or Venezia decorative stone for the patio adjacent to the pool.
A terrace, veranda or any other recreation area will naturally unite with the environment, if for its cladding decorative stone is used that is as close as possible to natural in shape and texture – such as Perugia, Verona, Corsica, Leonardo, Champagne “
A bench, refined with facing bricks “Madrid” or “Provence” and echoing the decoration of the terrace, creates a kind of transition and helps to organically fit the adjacent area into the landscape of the site
Pleasant for perception, warm in color – sand, ocher, cream facing stone from the collections “Siena”, “Brittany”, “Ancona”, “Verona” – a win-win option for finishing the facades of houses and adjacent areas intended for recreation
A fresh solution for facing the entrance of a house with an adjoining terrace is the use of a mix of artificial stone of different series, similar in style. For example, you can use together facing brick and stone from the collections of “Corsica”, “Milan” and “Palermo” or “Champagne”, “Perugia” and “Venice”
Facing with decorative stone fences, fences and retaining walls
The fence, which serves as a barrier to unwanted invasions of private territory, is traditionally built for our region to be capital and massive. Natural stone is exactly the material that best reflects the idea of indestructible protection and an insurmountable barrier, but due to the high price and complexity of installation, it is practically inaccessible to many homeowners. Using a facing stone for finishing the enclosing structures, you can achieve the effect of a real stone wall with minimal effort and cost.
A laconic, slightly industrial look of the fence, faced with decorative stone from the collections of Naples, Palermo, Milan, Chateau, can be softened by weaving greenery planted at the gate or placed in flowerpots
A landscape garden and a fence lined with artificial stone for facades of a natural view from the collections of “Bergamo”, “Corsica”, “Leonardo” will look like a harmonious ensemble. Light neglect, greenery growing in a small disarray, ground cover crops planted in the intervals between stone slabs – such nuances will complement the look of a garden plot in the style of a wild corner of nature
Due to its surroundings, as close as possible to natural, decorative stone from the collections of “Bergamo”, “Perugia”, “Leonardo”, “Corsica” can be combined with their wild counterparts – slate, sandstone, limestone, acting as accent details of the fence
An openwork, lightweight fence will be obtained by combining supports lined with facing bricks and spans filled with wooden modules. Dark artificial stone from the series “Lyon”, “Naples”, “San Marino” will create a bright contrast with light wood, and light facing brick from the collections “Siena”, “Ancona”, “Brittany” – with dark wood
By combining decorative stone from the collections “Brittany”, “Turin”, “Bergamo” for the background facing of the fence with rough cobblestones and torn natural stone to create a stylized tree, you can give the fence a bright personality
Conical or radius retaining walls of a terraced garden plot will look organic if an artificial stone resembling slate from the collections of Corsica, Verona, Leonardo is used for their facing
Wells with lighting for trees, lined with facing bricks “Provence”, “Madrid”, “Naples” or decorative stone “Monaco”, “Versailles”, “San Marino”
Combining the facing reddish-brown brick of the San Marino, Provence, Lyon series with the light facing stone Perugia, Champagne for the radius retaining walls and large Brittany blocks for the stair risers, you will create a colorful corner of the garden
Artificial stone of a torn configuration, reminiscent of a Byzantine plinth, will look great not only on the vertical surfaces of curbs and walls, but also in the decor of paths
Raised flower beds and borders for planting you can form with the help of cement mortar, then revet them with decorative stone of terracotta or sand color from the collections “Rome”, “Turin”, “Palermo”
Decorative stone for finishing gazebos, pergolas, outdoor campfire and fireplace sites, reservoirs
A secluded place to relax in the garden, often adjacent to a pond or waterfall, is traditionally a gazebo or pergola, for the decoration of which natural materials are mainly used. Lined with decorative stone, small architectural forms look especially aesthetically pleasing due to the creation of an almost complete imitation with their natural prototype. In addition to artificial stone, there is a facing brick, which, due to its heat resistance and moisture resistance, can be successfully used to decorate outdoor campfire sites and fireplace areas adjacent to a house or a gazebo.
Large artificial stone from the series “Rome”, “Turin”, “Brittany” looks perfect in the decoration of the columns of arbors and patios, emphasizing the structure and giving it completeness
Due to the universal dimensions, facing bricks and decorative stone can be easily mounted on radial or rounded planes of retaining walls, curbs and fences
The small format of facing stone and bricks allows this material to be laid on curved and concave planes, therefore, quite often an artificial stone from the Capri, Verona, Leonardo collections is used for finishing wells
Thin decorative stone from the Leonardo series is often used for facing wells, moreover, it harmonizes well with wood
Plates of decorative stone “Rome”, “Palermo”, “Milan” of the correct geometric shape will not only decorate the paths, but also outline the boundaries of a laconic reservoir
Arrangement of paths, paths and platforms with artificial stone
The versatility of facing bricks and decorative stone, as well as low weight and ease of installation, is a godsend for the domestic gardener, who is accustomed to doing a lot on the land with his own hands. Arrangement of paths in conditions of constant rains and snowfalls, typical for our regions during the cold season, becomes almost a paramount task in landscape work – this is where an unpretentious artificial stone will come in handy..
By increasing the distance between the slabs of artificial stone in the process of laying the path, you can subsequently decorate it with miniature ground cover plants
When choosing a decorative stone as a cover for paths in the garden, be sure to think about how its shade will be combined with the surrounding plants – the warm ocher tone of the stone from the Ancona, Brittany, Rome collections will suit pink colors, the reddish facing brick Orleans “,” Madrid “will shade the cultures blooming in blue and white
Narrow areas of the lawn, sandwiched by stone paths made of decorative material of the “Rome”, “Palermo” series of regular shape with a smooth texture, will become a bright accent of the avant-garde garden
The classic combination for the garden – red brick, adjacent to greenery, perfectly conveys the facing brick of the Orleans series, used for laying paths
For arranging winding paths in the garden, facing brick is the best suited, in size and properties corresponding to wear-resistant clinker, which is traditionally used for transit and passage areas
By switching your attention from natural stone to artificial, you will not lose at all, having won not only financially, but also simplifying your tasks for improving your garden plot.