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Driveway Design Ideas

Formal Garden
Formal Garden
Outscape
Design ideas for a large traditional front yard full sun driveway in Other with a garden path and gravel.
Commodore 703
Commodore 703
Jared Poole Design
Photo of a beach style front yard partial sun driveway in Gold Coast - Tweed with brick pavers.
Dune House
Dune House
Acre
Large monolithic architectural details are something we try and bring into all our projects, it’s these details that allow us to be looser with wilder with our planting palettes and for the outcome to still feel considered. In this case, the benches allowed us to terrace the site creating activated zones to higher use of the functionality. Photography by Rory Gardiner
Country Farm House
Country Farm House
a Blade of Grass
Peastone driveway with antique granite curbing, perennial planting beds and evergreen screening.
This is an example of a mid-sized country courtyard full sun driveway for summer in Boston with gravel and with flowerbed.
JARDINES
JARDINES
PODAVALTI JARDINERIA
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary front yard driveway in Valencia.
Pleasant surrounds
Pleasant surrounds
Bayon Gardens
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary front yard driveway in Melbourne with with lawn edging and concrete pavers.
Modern Red Cedar Custom Fence
Modern Red Cedar Custom Fence
Superior Fence Co of San Antonio
Inspiration for a mid-sized modern backyard full sun driveway for spring in Austin.
Garden Spaces
Garden Spaces
Dabah Landscape Designs
Russian sage and lady's mantle alternating along a white fence with pink roses
Inspiration for a mid-sized traditional front yard driveway for summer in New York with a wood fence.
Design Build: Carlsbad Tuscan Colors
Design Build: Carlsbad Tuscan Colors
The Design Build Company
Photo of a mediterranean front yard full sun driveway in San Diego with natural stone pavers and with flowerbed.
Belclaire
Belclaire
AquaTerra Outdoors
AquaTerra Outdoors was hired to design and install the entire landscape, hardscape and pool for this modern home. Features include Ipe wood deck, river rock details, LED lighting in the pool, limestone decks, water feature wall with custom Bobe water scuppers and more! Photography: Daniel Driensky
North Arlington Residence
North Arlington Residence
Katia Goffin Gardens
The Entry and Parking Courtyard : The approach to the front of the house leads up the driveway into a spacious cobbled courtyard framed by a series of stone walls , which in turn are surrounded by plantings. The stone walls also allow the formation of a secondary room for entry into the garages. The walls extend the architecture of the house into the garden allowing the house to be grounded to the site and connect to the greater landscape. Photo credit: ROGER FOLEY
Modern Landscape
Modern Landscape
Design ideas for a modern full sun driveway in San Francisco.
West University
West University
Exterior Worlds Landscaping & Design
Carl Mayfield
This is an example of a mid-sized traditional partial sun driveway in Houston with natural stone pavers.
Custom Designs
Custom Designs
Dream Gardens LLC
Inspiration for a large transitional front yard full sun driveway in San Diego with concrete pavers.
Ravine Garden Oasis
Ravine Garden Oasis
NLH Landscape Architects
Linda Oyama Bryan photography. Longshadow containers. The courtyard garden is lush with summer blooming hydrangea and begonias.
Inspiration for a traditional driveway in Chicago with natural stone pavers and with flowerbed.
Curving Bluestone Walkway with Radius Granite Steps
Curving Bluestone Walkway with Radius Granite Steps
Natural Path Landscaping
Note how we always have large bluestone pieces at the edge because we lay out the pattern with AutoCAD. There are two more granite steps at the driveway. See the granite lamp post.
Alamo Traditional Modern Front Yard with Flagstone Pathways
Alamo Traditional Modern Front Yard with Flagstone Pathways
Leigh Designs
Mid-sized traditional front yard full sun driveway in San Francisco with natural stone pavers.
Encino Landscape Design Project
Encino Landscape Design Project
Luke Gibson Photography
Landscape Design by Garden of Eva, www.garden-of-eva.com
Inspiration for a mediterranean front yard driveway in Los Angeles with natural stone pavers.
lavender border
lavender border
Linden L.A.N.D. Group
Rebecca Lindenmeyr
This is an example of a mid-sized country side yard full sun driveway for summer in Burlington with a garden path and gravel.
Residential 2
Residential 2
Greenmark Environmental
Design ideas for a large traditional front yard full sun driveway for summer in Houston with concrete pavers.

The design of our driveways is often neglected, with functionality taking up all the attention. We tend to forget that our driveway is important in making a good first impression, and can significantly lift the appeal and value of your property. But since you’re here browsing the Houzz image gallery for driveway ideas, you have probably realised that. So where can you find the best ideas to spruce up yours?


As every landscape architect or exterior designer can tell you, the possibilities are endless. You can work with gravel, asphalt, pavers and more. You can go all-out with landscaping and create a garden that blows your visitors away with beautiful flowers and tall trees. And lighting is another consideration which can make a big difference.


Whatever you have in mind, browse our gallery to collect ideas. You can save your favourites and use them to brief your landscaper later, and you can even narrow down your search to driveways in certain styles, sizes or in certain parts of the world - images of Australian driveways will show the right plants straight away, whereas American designs will have to be adapted to your climate. Let’s have a look at some of the most popular driveway ideas.

Green Driveway

If you have caught onto an eco-friendly lifestyle, a green driveway is probably what you want. Driveway ideas with grass come in many forms. For example, you can surround your driveway with grass or other greenery, and set a cobblestone or an asphalt road landing in front of the house, or you can lay pavers and let the grass grow in between. The finishing touch would be adding some other plants like flowers or trees, to round off the look.

Cobblestone Circular Driveway

Circular driveways make a great entrance. Place some greenery or a water fountain in the middle and you’ll instantly add that WOW factor to your home.

Concrete Driveway

A landscape architect can help you design a concrete driveway that will last a lifetime. Combined with an iron fence at the front and night lights all the way to the house, you’re set with a stylish, timeless design.


Once you narrow down your ideas, check out the Houzz directory to find a landscaper to help you bring it to life!


Whether you want inspiration for planning a driveway renovation or are building a designer driveway from scratch, Houzz has 18,671 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Linden L.A.N.D. Group and Jared Poole Design. Look through driveway photos in different colours and styles and when you find a driveway design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful driveway ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.