Due to the limited space it is important when creating Small Garden Patios that you first consider the paving design. Static paving designs can hold the eye within the site, whilst dynamic patterns can lead the eye through it thereby creating a feeling of space and movement. Equally a heavily patterned design will create a busy effect and emphasis the smallness of the space.
As well as the choice of paving design, all other surfacing materials and the property itself can have an influence on the hard landscaping materials selected. For example paving an area in the same materials as the surrounding structures is a good way of creating a unified look to a small space. Also bear in mind practical considerations such as how smooth the paving is as it may become hazardous in winter.