Outdoor spaces are an important part of any home, and Australians are well known for the effort we put into creating beautiful front and back yards for us to enjoy.
With the popularity of al fresco dining on the rise, there’s no better time to think about ways you can enhance your outdoor space and take your yard’s aesthetic to the next level.
If you want to open up or add some stylish decoration to your outdoor area, incorporating decorative brick is an excellent option. Brick is as stylish as it is durable, and can be used to create looks ranging from classic and sophisticated to modern and sleek.
Here, our experienced bricklayers outline some ways you can use decorative brick to enhance your outdoor area.
One of the most popular ways to use decorative bricks outdoors is to create a path or walkway through your garden. In addition to being functional and opening up the space, a path is also an opportunity to add some decorative flair to your outdoor area.
You can either create a simple and understated path using just a few decorative bricks laid in a straight line, or get more creative with curves and patterns. By combining different colours and patterns of decorative bricks, you can create a path which complements your home’s architecture and landscaping.
When planning your path, be sure to consider both the materials used for paving, such as gravel or stone, as well as any plants you would like incorporated into the path.
To create a brick path, you should contact an experienced bricklayer to ensure that it is properly integrated into your outdoor area.
In addition to paths and walkways, decorative bricks can also be used to create borders and edging for flower beds, trees and shrubs. This edging can help to define the space and give your garden a more polished look.
Some common styles of garden borders built with brick include:
When choosing decorative bricks for edging, be sure to select a size and style that fits the vibe of your outdoor space.
A brick wall in your garden is a great design feature that not only adds a decorative element, but also serves as a handy windbreak.
You can use decorative bricks to create a simple garden wall or a more elaborate wall with a raised bed for plants and flowers. Make sure to select bricks that are the right size and style for your needs: it is worth consulting a bricklayer if brick matching is required to ensure a perfect stylistic match.
In addition to adding visual interest and texture to your outdoor area, brick walls also create privacy and a more intimate setting for gathering with family and friends.
There are also a variety of other decorative features which can be built from brick, such as bird baths, water fountains and children’s play areas.
At Solutions Built, our experienced bricklayers and builders are experts at brickwork construction. If you have an outdoor space that you want to invigorate with some brickwork, please get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your construction needs via email or phone.