In a situation like this where the surrounding elements are very rustic, it's often a good design consideration to keep the rest of the landscaping in tune with the existing style. It's the same with all landscapes, garden designs, and outdoor rooms. Keep the atmosphere within a specific theme. This patio with the flagstone floor is a good match for this rustic log home. While it may be a matter of preference, a plush patio with all new and un-matched elements and floor materials might seem out of place.