Top Tips to Add Some Uniqueness to your Driveway Design

byadmin| september 28, 2016 | driveway Paving, gardening tips

Driveway Design Options

Driveways are usually the first thing that people notice when they see your property. Therefore, you must make sure that you keep your driveways attractive and well-maintained. No matter how large or how beautiful your house is, if your driveway is not attractive, the overall aesthetics and appeal of your property goes down.

There is a large selection of resurfacing options. You can use gravel, asphalt, tarmac, concrete, or resin-bonded surfacing. With these materials you can mix and match different styles in finishing or design. Be it traditional, elegant, modern, or futuristic, we got these tips and tricks for you to serve as your guide.

Complementing Colours and Patterns


To enhance the visual appeal of your driveway, you must pick a good combination of colours and hues. Strong and bold colours complement concrete, tarmac, and asphalt surfacing. Go with this colour scheme if you want your driveway sporting a modern look.

Patterns are also recommended as they create striking looks. Shapes and designs add additional personality to your driveway. Whatever style you prefer, be it modern, grand, simple, or extravagant, patterns will enhance it a lot. Remember though to make sure that the pattern and the colour complement each other.


Borders define edges. Contrasting materials, colours and patterns enhance the functions of your driveways as it will clearly guide the people which part is not the driveway anymore. It signals where are the places to drive, the areas to park, or the spaces to walk around. Borders, trellis, or pattered edge are great things to incorporate in your driveway to maximize overall appearance. Borders also separate the driveways from plants or ornaments.

Lighting Extravaganza


Lighting options are aplenty when it comes to installing it on your driveway. The impact is instantaneous once you open up the lights. Light creates an impressive and desirable glow to your driveway. Lights are not just attractive, it also makes sense, and it is overtly practical. Lights alert people on your driveway, or assists people in the dark, on top of highlighting your wonderful driveway. Be it deck lights, security lights, bulbs, fluorescents, or Christmas lights, make sure they serve whatever purpose they should do.

The Plants


All the green things only add more to your driveway. Bushes, shrubs, and other plants are usually used in accessorizing driveways. There is a limitless possibility of what plants you can install on your driveway. If your driveway is long, you can go with trees. Gravel borders look fabulous with potted plants. Flowers, foliage, and shrubbery should fit in your budget. Remember, with the plants your maintenance work just got tenfold because keeping the plants alive and good-looking is never easy work.

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