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Driveway Design Ideas

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
Avondale
Avondale
Ross Garden Design
Photo of a traditional backyard partial sun driveway for winter in Jacksonville with a garden path and gravel.
Modern Remodel
Modern Remodel
TOPOS Architects, Inc
We completely renovated a simple low-lying house for a university family by opening the back side with large windows and a wrap-around patio. The kitchen counter extends to the exterior, enhancing the sense of openness to the outside. Large overhanging soffits and horizontal cedar siding keep the house from overpowering the view and help it settle into the landscape. An expansive maple floor and white ceiling reinforce the horizontal sense of space. Phil Bond Photography
Driveway
Driveway
PaveStone Brick Paving Inc.
Photo of a large traditional front yard partial sun driveway in Chicago with natural stone pavers.
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.
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
Landscapes
Landscapes
Beach Bum Turf Co.
Design ideas for a mid-sized modern front yard partial sun driveway for summer in Tampa with a garden path and concrete pavers.
Driveway Gates
Driveway Gates
Chapala Iron
Patrick
This is an example of a large mediterranean front yard driveway in Los Angeles with natural stone pavers.
Wood Fences
Wood Fences
VIKING FENCE CO
This is an example of a mid-sized traditional backyard full sun driveway for spring in Austin with concrete pavers.
Landscaping Highlights
Landscaping Highlights
Sisson Landscapes
The clean lines of the masonry create a gracious front entry.
Inspiration for a large traditional front yard partial sun driveway in DC Metro with a retaining wall.
River's Edge
River's Edge
SURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + Construction
Landscape Architect: Howard Cohen
Design ideas for a transitional sloped driveway in DC Metro with with rock feature.
Diablo backyard
Diablo backyard
Martin Hoffmann, Landscape Architect
This is an example of a country backyard driveway in San Francisco with natural stone pavers.
Exterior Up Lighting
Exterior Up Lighting
Glimmer Landscape Lighting
Photo of a large traditional front yard full sun driveway for summer in Indianapolis with a garden path and natural stone pavers.
Nyack Home
Nyack Home
SteveGriggsDesign.com
Country front yard driveway in New York with a garden path and concrete pavers.
Modern Beach House
Modern Beach House
Whitmores Landscaping
Entrance with man-made dunes
Large modern sloped full sun driveway in New York with gravel for summer.
Modern Curb Appeal
Modern Curb Appeal
katie_shoemaker23
Modern curb appeal using Techo-Bloc's Graphix wall & Blu Grande smooth slabs.
Inspiration for a mid-sized modern front yard driveway in Other with a retaining wall.
A Ranch True to its Past
A Ranch True to its Past
Designscapes Colorado Inc.
A grand wooden gate introduces the series of arrival sequences to be taken in along the private drive to the main ranch grounds.
Photo of a country front yard full sun driveway for summer in Denver with with privacy feature and a stone fence.
Gates, Arbors, Entryways, Driveway Gates
Gates, Arbors, Entryways, Driveway Gates
Pacific Circle, Inc.
Metal Gates, wood gates, arbor, fences, modern fences, horizontal board fencing, modern gates
Small contemporary front yard full sun driveway in San Francisco with natural stone pavers.
Modern Landscape
Modern Landscape
Design ideas for a modern full sun driveway in San Francisco.
Linda Vista Residence
Linda Vista Residence
Landscape Logic
We used exposed beach pebble bands to break up the large amount of concrete in this driveway. The pebble is set on a concrete base and set in mortar which makes it very sturdy to drive on. After installed we put a clear sealer over the pebble to make it shine. The concrete has an etched finish which also shows small amounts of aggregate in the finish. This gives the concrete a sanded finish which is a non-slip finish. Tony Vitale of Landscape Logic

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 18,910 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Sisson Landscapes and Mornington Timber & Decking. 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.