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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
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.
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 with flowerbed and a wood fence.
Driveway, Front Yard and Backyard Landscaping
Driveway, Front Yard and Backyard Landscaping
Neave Group Outdoor Solutions
Neave Group Outdoor Solutions
Design ideas for a large traditional backyard full sun driveway in New York with a garden path and gravel.
North Arlington Residence
North Arlington Residence
Katia Goffin Gardens
Sinuous Driveway - Acts as the backbone of the garden. Both the lower and upper garden are bordered by Annabelle Hydrangeas and Zelkovas planted along the asphalt driveway making the driveway recede and emphasizing a garden feel to an otherwise functional space. Photo credit: ROGER FOLEY
Modern Landscape
Modern Landscape
Design ideas for a modern full sun driveway in San Francisco.
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
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.
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.
Paver Walkways
Paver Walkways
Autumn Hill Patio & Landscape
Photo of a mid-sized traditional front yard driveway in Wilmington with a garden path and brick pavers.
Landscapes
Landscapes
Beach Bum Turf Co.
Large modern courtyard partial sun driveway in Tampa with a water feature and concrete pavers for summer.
Bird Key Modern Bungalow
Bird Key Modern Bungalow
BORDEN Landscape Design
Photographer: Ryan Gamma
Design ideas for a mid-sized modern front yard full sun driveway for winter in Tampa with concrete pavers.
Westport Garden Cottage
Westport Garden Cottage
Paul Maue Associates Landscape Architects
The crused shell driveway is traditional surface that is bordered by a bluestone walk that connects to both the front and back house entries. The relocated tool shed has an outdoor shower on the backside for cleaning up after coming back from the beach. Paul Maue
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.
Catherine Hill Bay 2
Catherine Hill Bay 2
Mossboss
Recycled railway sleepers with Corten detailing (put together by our skilled team of craftsmen) were the answer to this client's request for a unique letterbox as part of their landscape design.⁠ The hard materials are softened by mounded Zoysia Grass ground cover.⁠
Ipe and Custom iron Automatic gate
Ipe and Custom iron Automatic gate
Architectural Fabricators
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary front yard partial sun driveway for spring in Houston with a garden path and concrete pavers.
Englewood, New Jersey Retaining Wall
Englewood, New Jersey Retaining Wall
Techo-Bloc
This retaining wall project in inspired by our Travertina Raw stone. The Travertina Raw collection has been extended to a double-sided, segmental retaining wall system. This product mimics the texture of natural travertine in a concrete material for wall blocks. Build outdoor raised planters, outdoor kitchens, seating benches and more with this wall block. This product line has enjoyed huge success and has now been improved with an ultra robust mix design, making it far more durable than the natural alternative. This is a perfect solution in freeze-thaw climates. Check out our website to shop the look! https://www.techo-bloc.com/shop/walls/travertina-raw/
Small Spaces
Small Spaces
Maria Hickey & Associates Landscapes
Design ideas for a large traditional front yard full sun driveway for summer in Boston with a container garden and mulch.
Austin Road
Austin Road
Stone Concepts Inc
Photo of a mid-sized modern front yard full sun driveway in Santa Barbara with concrete pavers.
Driveway
Driveway
PaveStone Brick Paving Inc.
Photo of a large traditional front yard full sun driveway in Chicago with natural stone pavers.
Driveway
Driveway
PaveStone Brick Paving Inc.
Photo of a large traditional front yard full sun driveway in Chicago with natural stone pavers.
Tree Ring
Tree Ring
46 North Landscaping & Design Inc.
Design ideas for a mid-sized modern front yard partial sun driveway for spring in Other with a retaining wall and gravel.
Intercoastal Luxury Home Landscape & Pool
Intercoastal Luxury Home Landscape & Pool
Botanical Visions
Design ideas for a large tropical front yard full sun driveway for summer in Miami with natural stone 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 18,287 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Dabah Landscape Designs and Mossboss. 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.