Use rectangles to create a zig-zag plot: A series of rectangular lawns or any other ground cover or paving of your choosing - pebbles, decking - are laid at right angles to each other. They traverse the garden, giving strong direction. --- Curves add interest: A simple series of four circles, some paving, some lawn, on different levels create a practical easy maintained suburban garden
It can a bit disheartening, to say the least, when you get to the point in a kitchen or bath renovation when it's time to choose the tile. Not because there aren't great options out on the market (there are! so many!), but because the only varieties in the "we can afford this" section might be basic rectangular, square or round white tiles. Boring? Maybe. But they don't have to be.