To take your home to the next level, you must consider your driveway within the equation. Most people are perfectly fine settling for black asphalt or cement, but as a homeowner with a keen eye for design, you might want to bring in some sophistication and create a look that is unique to you.
Fortunately, there are options these days for transforming your dull driveway into something beautiful and unique, all while matching the rest of the exterior design elements of your home to create one seamless look. Let’s explore multiple tips to get you started with your design.
Using paving stones may be the solution for you, but you also need to consider what stones will accent your home and create a driveway worthy of your neighbors’ envy. Your first clue for direction? Check out the color of the exterior of your home.
Try going a few shades lighter than your home’s exterior and see if that provides you with a cohesive look, which should (if done right) let your home remain as the focal point while also adding a touch of beauty. Just avoid going too dark with your paving stones, as this can confuse the eye, making the two shades fight each other for your attention.
Tie it In
Depending on the kinds of materials used for your home may impact your decision for pavers used. A home with natural wood siding might benefit from bright red brick-colored pavers that won’t overpower your home, whereas homes with bolder looks could benefit from something subtle like natural stone. Finding ways to complement your driveway, not compete with your home, is the key. A red brick home plus a red brick driveway would be far too overpowering.
Create Your Look
While finding colors that complement is a generally good rule to follow, it also largely depends on your personal style. You may want something tranquil, so gray or other neutral stones are suitable for your home. Likewise, if your home’s exterior has a much bolder look, you may want a color that pops even if your home already does. While all colors should still complement one another, your personal style is undoubtedly a factor in how you decide to design your driveway.
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