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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
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.
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
Autumn/Halloween Decor
Autumn/Halloween Decor
Mary Prince Photography
A bale of hay, pumpkins and mums are placed at the base of each tree lining the driveway of this suburban home. Mary Prince Photography © 2012 Houzz
This is an example of a traditional front yard driveway for fall in Boston with with flowerbed.
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
Driveway
Driveway
PaveStone Brick Paving Inc.
Photo of a large traditional front yard full sun driveway in Chicago with natural stone 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/
Mid century Front Landscape - Racine
Mid century Front Landscape - Racine
Ginkgo Leaf Studio
View of the new entrance to the historical John Randal McDonald designed home. We were retained for the landscape design partially because of our background in architecture and our understanding of the midcentury aesthetic. Renn Kuhnen Photography
Seaview Beach House
Seaview Beach House
Mackenzie Pronk Architects
Recycled timeber sleepers and pebbles provide a pervious yet robust driveway. A garage door is concealed with flush hardwood cladding. Photography Roger D'Souza
Modern Landscape
Modern Landscape
Mid-sized modern front yard shaded driveway in Seattle with concrete 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 a wood fence.
Village of Clarkston Garden
Village of Clarkston Garden
Zaremba & Company
Hornbeams, lamb’s ear, and allium frame the driveway and make the return home a truly welcoming one. Photo by George Dzahristos.
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary front yard driveway in Detroit with a garden path.
Modern street scape with Sesleria autumnalis
Modern street scape with Sesleria autumnalis
Regenesis Ecological Design
Mass-planted bunch grasses and evergreen shrubs make up this low-maintenance and drought-tolerant front yard.
Photo of a mid-sized modern front yard full sun driveway in Other.
Ha-Ha Hills
Ha-Ha Hills
Juxtapose Design Build
During excavation for this new modern home, large granite boulders rose to the surface from the primordial hillside. Instead of displacing these monoliths from the site from which they were created, they were arranged to define space. A circle of boulders stand guard around a custom built fire pit, providing protection from the wind while offering a place to climb or sit. The extended landscape view from the lawn is kept intact by the introduction of a ha-ha, a traditional landscape feature, that hides the productive garden and keeps it from breaking the view. Native and drought tolerant plantings hug the outer edges of the property for minimal use of irrigation and to visually blend into the surrounding hillside. This project also features a custom ipe bench with integrated lighting, waterjet address numbers with night lighting, and hardscape that complements the form and materiality of the architecture to create a harmonious transition into the horizontal plane. Photography: Louie Jeon Photography
Driveway Gate Entrance
Driveway Gate Entrance
Tom Meaney Architect, AIA
The design objective for this six acre ocean view parcel in Montecito was to create a literal replication of an 1800's California hacienda. Four adobe structures define the central courtyard while secondary terraces and walled gardens expand the living areas towards the views and morning light. Simple, rustic details and traditional, handmade materials evoke a lifestyle of a distant era.
Merivale Driveway
Merivale Driveway
GILL LANDSCAPES
Inspiration for a large modern side yard driveway in Christchurch with with a gate.
Driveway Gates
Driveway Gates
East Hampton Fence & Gate
Mid-sized traditional front yard driveway in New York.
driveway and walkway with granite cobble border
driveway and walkway with granite cobble border
Inventive Landscape Creations
Photo of a mid-sized country front yard full sun driveway in Boston with concrete pavers and with path.

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 18,733 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Zaremba & Company and Outscape. 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.