Walking in the garden in your property becomes more exciting and fun when you install stepping stones to create a beautiful path with the excellent utility. Natural stones, when used as a stepping stone in your garden assimilate its natural and inherent beauty with the glory of the garden.

Natural stones provide an aesthetic appeal to the landscape. Stones are the ideal material for outdoor applications since long in history because it’s sturdy, durable, and highly resistant to normal wear & tears due to traffic, weather, and disasters. 

Easy availability, competitive rates, and scopes for selection to be creative are favoring maximum usage of stones in the construction of paths with stepping stones made from natural stone material. Manufactured material indeed offers freedoms to create designs of stepping stones in innovative ways, but natural stones have something more than that if you have adequate creativity in mind while designing a stepping stone path in your garden.

Thereby, I have chosen to portrait at least 20 creative design ideas for stepping stone path construction in 2019.

1. Gravels, Pebbles, & Boulders as Stepping Stones

Gravels Stepping Stones Pebbles Stepping Stones

Carefully sorted pebbles and arranged in a rounded shape stepping stone unit provides a dazzling idea to create a garden path in mulch background. Similarly, small to large boulders with required finishing treatment create a stunning garden path with small black gravels or grits as filler background. These both cases are ideal ideas for those who love to go DIY (Do It Yourself) way. You can take personal care and give treatment to each piece of stone to augment its beauty, and show your creativity in design.

2. Rectangular Stones in a Zigzag Pattern in Stepping Stone Path Design

 Rectangular Stones Stepping Stone Path

If you start walking on the path, it may remind your childhood days. Rectangular local stones laid in a zigzag pattern gives you a great fun experience. Naturally grown grass in between the natural stepping stones looks clumsy at first sight but certainly delight your mind while you start steps on the path.

3. A Path with Different Sizes of Circular Stepping Stones

 Circular Stepping Stones

Circular shape stepping stones laid on the rich lustrous pasture in your garden connect different spaces in your garden. Differences in the shapes of circular stones give it a funny look but prove delightful experiences during walking on the path.

Travertine paving on the circular patio in your garden completely sync with circular travertine stones in the path. Pinkish taints of stepping stones and patio pavers seizure the attention among the greenery of the surroundings in the garden.

4. A Geometric Path with Different Shapes of Stepping Stones

 Geometric Path Stepping Stones

A geometric pathway created by geometric shapes of stones cool the eyes of users and onlookers both. Slate stones cut into different triangular and rectangular shapes have laid as stepping stones in a small backyard garden. We can repeat the same pattern or ideas on large scale projects to beautify your garden.

5. Large Stepping Stones in Irregular Shapes

 Large Stepping Stones in Irregular Shapes

If you were afraid of gravels stuck in between your toes while walking on stepping stones in your garden paths, large irregular shaped bluestone seems a great solution for you. A gravel path in between rich fauna in your garden always needs attractive and cool natural stones to match with the beauty of Mother Nature.

6. Stepping Stones in Grass-less Backyard

 Stepping Stones in Grass-less Backyard

Raw slabs of stones contribute in beautifying your grass-less backyard when applied as stepping stones on the path reaching exit door running parallel to your enclosed backyard patio or outdoor living space.

7. A Wide Path with Irregular Stepping Stones

 Wide Path with Irregular Stepping Stones

Brownish sandstone provides a warm feeling when laid between dark green pasture. Natural cleft of stones offers skid-free walking on untreated surfaces of stepping stones laid in a sloppy path. If you are using a stone path frequently and need a wider path, these irregularly shaped sandstone pieces in a perfect row seems a beautiful idea.

8. Stepping Stones in Square & Rectangular Shapes

 Stepping Stones in Square

Here, square & rectangular natural stones are guiding people in a backyard garden. You can see a combination of symmetrically and asymmetrically designed paths add more interests in real-life experiences while walking on paths. A zigzag pattern of a path proves funny, and demands dance walks on it.

9. A Grass Filled Path with Large Stepping Stones

 Grass Filled Path with Large Stepping Stones

When we are thinking about design a path or walkway in our landscape design in the garden, we used to look at symmetrical pieces of stepping stones in the path. However, asymmetry has a unique impact, and here we can see it.

Similarly, we always tend to create a seamless walking path by fitting stones edge-to-edge. Unfortunately, it never goes true in all cases. Here, you can see wide seams in between the stone pieces, which could be filled with natural grass, lichens, or weeds to augment the beauty of brownstones providing dark green patches in between irregular edges of stones.

10. Dark & Glossy Stepping Stone Design with Stone Blocks in a Woodland

 Dark & Glossy Stepping Stone Design

If your property consists of woodland, the image above provides an excellent example. Here, you can see a path features the pine needle mulch as a soothing eye background. Irregular round shape stone blocks add more in the aroma of the path leading to a water feature as stepping stones. Gray to black gravel, raw rocks, and bamboo incorporating in water feature look more natural here.

The dark gray and glossy look of stepping natural stones add a magic touch in the beauty. Skid-free surfaces and chamfered edges guarantee to the walker for safe and secure walking on the wavy path.

11. A Narrow Path with White Limestone

 Narrow Path with White Limestone

A narrow but wavy path from limestone is embracing more in a lustrous spectrum of your backyard garden. If you have the same scenario seamless arrangement of irregularly shaped stepping stones provide a smooth walking experience among the natural beauty in your surroundings and natural feel under the foot if you go barefoot.

12. Great Combination of Stones and Gravels in Stepping Stone Path Design

 Gravels in Stepping Stone Path Design

Gray natural stone pieces with irregular shapes and different sizes when added a few islands of loose gravel an attractive stepping stone path design born. Here, the designer has added gravel of similar hues but printing an alluring design with it makes the stepping stone walkway unique.

Use of cement concrete at base and mortar to grip stones and gravel in square or rectangular shaped blocks seems appropriate.

13. Combination of Different Types of Stones in a Garden Path

 Combination of Different Types of Stones in a Garden Path

Combination of different types of stones in different sizes looks great when the stone pieces fixed with mortar. Granite, sandstone, and slate stones are giving amazing look-n-feel to a narrow garden path surrounded by colorful plants.

14. A Straight & Symmetrical Stone Stepping Path

 Straight & Symmetrical Stone Stepping Path

If you have scope to create a straightforward path with symmetrical stones of the same size and shape, the path idea above is for you. Equal and standard distance has kept between the centers of the stepping stones in the path. Surrounding grass provide a contrasting background for the light color of the natural stone pieces.

15. Square Sandstone in Stepping Stone Path

 Square Sandstone in Stepping Stone Path

Here, again a straight line path but with square and completely symmetrical stone pieces. Brown sandstone pieces are decorating stepping stone path more with bunches of dark green grasses. Natural cleft of sandstone provides row texture and skid-free surfaces.

16. Stepping Stones Seem Native to the Landscape

 Stepping Stones Seem Native to the Landscape

Big and symmetrical pieces of white granites looked more native to the landscape and surrounded by lustrous greenery. Moss and green grasses along with wild blooms are decorative elements for your stepping stone path keeping your mood afresh.

17. White Limestone Stepping Stones among Spectrum of Beauty

 White Limestone Stepping Stones

White limestones in stepping stone path are contrasting among the spectrum of colors. Blooms, plants, and flowers are creating a dazzling aroma around the path. The light color of gravel surrounding the stones is adding more thematic impacts in the scenario. Smooth yet slip-free surfaces of natural stones provide a safe walk even during wet days.

18. Rustic Flagstones in the Edge Restrained Walkway

 Rustic Flagstones in the Edge Restrained Walkway

Irregular flagstone in completely raw form gives an impression that a designer is using recycled stone pieces in a meaningful way. Solid metallic edge restraints laid both sides of the path binding the base material and stepping stones in a symmetrical way. The natural texture of flagstones emphasizing more with grains, veins, and natural wear & tear impacts. The rustic look of stones beautifying the surroundings of the garden. Mosses grew among gravel base filled between the gaps.

19. Stone Crafts in Construction of Walkway in the Garden

 Stone Crafts in Construction of Walkway

The design seems a challenge even for a stonemason because gathering suitable stone pieces and arranging those in a mortar base demand craft and experiences. Different colors and types of natural stone pieces have been used in the construction of garden path surrounded by a green landscape.

20. Glossy Stepping Stones in a Garden Path

 Glossy Stepping Stones

Glossy surfaces of stones in a stepping stone path don’t mean it is a slippery surface. Sparking stone surfaces is thanks to reflection ability of stone material and surface treatments to reflect daylight and the shiny sky the above: stone texture and appearance of top surfaces of dark gray flagstones giving non-slip walk during rainy days. Path cordoned with wooden poles and ropes passing through holes. Irregular shapes of stones and curvy path line make the design more natural and alluring.

Final Words:

We have seen different ideas of stepping stone paths forged from the natural stones. I think a couple of given ideas are inspiring to create enchanting garden walkways and bring the same magic depicted here in your backyards or gardens within your property. However, finding the right stepping stone supplier in the USA is daunting.

World of Stones in Maryland is the biggest supplier, imp-exporter, and distributor in the USA. You will find a distributor of World of Stones in your vicinity and reach to a huge stone inventory. The most competitive rates are tempting many homeowners, landscape designers, interior designers, contractors, and stonemasons to obtain the best quality and excellent post-purchase services.

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