Flagstone Patio Ideas to Elevate Your Outdoor Space 

Building an outdoor space can be a creative addition to your property, and patios are a common choice to add. They’re spaces you can customize and use to accentuate the exterior of your home or match the aesthetics. One popular patio option is a flagstone patio.  

What Is Flagstone? 

Flagstones are a type of sedimentary rock that has built up layers over time. Due to their excellent durability and variety of colors, they make for a popular choice for patios. They’re often cut into varying shapes to create walkways and flooring. For patios, they make a stylish design that’s unique for your patio floor. 

Flagstone Patio Ideas 

Flagstone patios are a unique option for your outdoor area, but there are many ways to add a personal touch to the design to make it stand out even more. From the floor patterns to furniture additions, you have a wide range of options. Here are a few ideas to help personalize your patio: 

Different Flagstone Materials 

Oftentimes, flagstone patios are comprised of the same kind of flagstone. Common types can include slate, sandstone, and limestone. 

If you’re looking to add color to your patio, you can alternate the types of flagstones that make up the flooring. You can mix and match flagstones for a modern, stylish contrast or an earthy, rustic aesthetic. This creates a unique blend of colors and textures to make your patio really stand out. 

Irregular or Rectangle Flagstone Patterns 

The pattern you set for your patio floor can tie into the aesthetics you want for your home and outdoor spaces. Flagstones can be cut and placed to create a variety of patterns. If you’re looking for a more natural and organic look for your patio, irregularly placed flagstones can emphasize that style. The rough-cut stones add texture, and smaller stones plus gravel can fill in the spaces between them. 

For a more modern look, you can use random, rectangular cuts of flagstone to create non-uniform but organized patterns. They provide just enough formality without being a basic pattern and adding mortar between the cracks can create a chic surface for your furniture. 

rectangular cuts of flagstone

Inlay Patterns 

Another way to incorporate interesting patterns into your patio floor is through the creation of an inlay design. Oftentimes, landscape design incorporates inlay patterns to create contrast or a focal point of an area. Having a stunning design can add a striking look to the flooring and act as a centerpiece or even a stonework area rug underneath your patio furniture. The flagstones can be cut into unique shapes or formed into an intricate mosaic to stand out against the rest of the stonework. Some examples include a semi-circle entryway, a compass rose, geometric shapes, and suns. 

Stone garden path with circular patterns, grass, and flowers

Sitting Areas 

Creating a sitting area in your flagstone patio can be a great use of the space for a nice blend of functionality and visual appeal. You can add chairs and a table to build a place to read, talk, and relax, as well as accentuate the border of the area with flowers and other kinds of plants. It’s a comfortable, peaceful space, whether you’re reading a book or having a conversation with a friend. 

Fire Pits 

Fire pits are an excellent addition to a patio and are a popular choice for anyone looking to make their patio cozier. They’re great for cooler evenings, warming you up while you chat with friends by the fire, or serving as a great way for friends and family to roast marshmallows. 

Fire pits and stone fireplaces can be great centerpieces for patio space, beautifully illuminating the area, and you can coordinate them to match your patio’s aesthetics. You can pick out stones that match your flagstone flooring or choose a contrasting color to make them stand out

fire pits

Multi-Level Patio 

Patios can stretch beyond a single space in your yard. If you have hills or a larger yard to work with, creating a multi-level patio can be a stylish way to make use of the space. 

You can designate areas for different things, such as dining spaces and sitting areas. Additional flagstones can also be used to create pathways between levels, or you can even add stairs. 

Other features like water features and plants can also be used to personalize each space. Multi-level patios make for a great place for you to host friends and family and enhance the look of your property. 

Small Space Patio 

If you have a small amount of space in your yard, a smaller flagstone patio is a stylish way to create a comfortable area without feeling confined. You can tuck it into a corner or create a minimalistic center space for your yard. With the addition of a chair or two, it’s a great spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors. 

Cozy patio with green and blue cushioned seating, surrounded by lush plants.

Moss and Other Plant Additions 

For flagstone flooring that has spaces between each stone, there are options outside of mortar and gravel. If you’re looking for a natural splash of color, you can plant moss or other small plants between your stones. They naturally fill out the space and create a beautiful display of greenery for your patio.  

Benefits of a Flagstone Patio 

While there are many ideas you can implement for a flagstone patio, choosing to use flagstone comes with benefits as well. Here is why these patios are a great option: 

  • Stylish: The unique look of flagstone offers homeowners a unique look for their home, and it can enhance curb appeal. 
  • Customizable: With the variety of flagstones you can choose from, and the various shapes they can be cut into, you can customize your patio to match whatever aesthetic you want. 
  • Low Maintenance: Since flagstone doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, flagstone patios are less of a hassle when it comes to upkeep. 
  • Affordable: While flagstone prices vary, you can use a minimal amount and pair it with other materials to create a cost-effective space. 
  • Durable: Flagstones are very durable, and if your patio is a high-traffic area, then they can withstand daily wear without leading to costly repair. 
Spacious outdoor patio with seating areas, dining table, and stone fireplace.

Elevate Your Flagstone Patio with Oasis 

If you’re looking to create the perfect outdoor space with a flagstone patio, Oasis Landscapes & Irrigation is here to help! Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing the best services available for landscape and hardscape designs, including flagstone patio designs. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a service.