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7 Rural Driveway Entrance Designs To Inspire

rural driveway entrance designs

The UK is home to some truly beautiful villages and rural areas, the kind of locations that wouldn’t look out of place plastered on a chocolate box or a postcard that shows the breath-taking UK countryside. 

There is a lot that sets these quaint cottages, grand manor houses and beautiful terraces apart, but for many rural properties, it’s the design of the driveway entrance that signals the start of the uniqueness.

A property starts at the driveway, it’s the first opportunity for homeowners to welcome guests to their home and show off what makes their property unique. 

To help you to design an entrance that is beautiful, personal and practical, we’ve put together a list of the top 7 rural driveway entrance designs to inspire – the perfect list to redesign your entrance to make the ultimate statement about your home!

Design Idea One: Keep Things Simple with Numbered Pillars

The first design idea on our list, installing numbered pillars, is affordable and very simply to execute, but incredibly effective at the same time. 

A set of numbered pillars either side of your main stretch of driveway sets the drive out as the entrance to your home without going overboard. Numbered pillars are practical, in the sense that it’ll be very easy to find your home and beautiful in the sense that they’re grand yet understated. 

rural driveway entrance designs

Flower bed border ideas are the best place to look for inspiration for a seasonal flower bed driveway entrance that will bring colour and life to your driveway throughout the year

Design Idea Two: Create Beautiful Flower Beds

If you’re an avid gardener, then this design idea is for you. By ditching the stone and wood of a standard entryway and instead letting your flower beds do the talking, you can create a beautiful rural driveway entrance.

Flower bed border ideas are the best place to look for inspiration for a seasonal flower bed driveway entrance that will bring colour and life to your driveway throughout the year.

Design Idea Three: Introduce Your Driveway Borders Early On

Many of the best driveways have stunning borders that separate the lawn of a front garden from the main surface of the driveway. As these are likely to be consistent throughout the length of your driveway, introducing the same materials in your entrance will keep things consistent. 

Whether you opt for wood, stone, brick edging, or if you go for a completely alternative material, following your bordering through to the driveway entrance is a simple but effective option.

rural driveway entrance designs

There are near endless directions that you can go in when installing low stone walls; you could cap them with beautiful capping stones, keep them natural with local stones or even end them with stone pillars to mark the drive entrance

Design Idea Four: Open Up Your Garden with Low Stone Walls

Low stone walls are a wonderful rural design option that will give your front garden and driveway the grand-factor without completely blocking the view from your home. 

There are near endless directions that you can go in when installing low stone walls; you could cap them with beautiful capping stones, keep them natural with local stones or even end them with stone pillars to mark the drive entrance.

Design Idea Five: Go Grand with a Metal Gate

There is something about a metal gate that screams ‘grand’ and it’s quite an affordable way to make a statement at the start of your driveway.

From tall automatic metal gates to short traditional metal gates that are attached to stone pillars, incorporating a metal gate into your driveway design can be achieved in many ways but almost always with excellent results.

rural driveway entrance designs

Traditional lantern lights look spectacular on rural properties, big and small. The soft twinkling glow that they give off isn’t too harsh and can look beautiful in an entryway!

Design Idea Six: Light Up Your Entrance with Lantern Lights

Adding lighting to your driveway entrance is a brilliant idea to make your home easier to find in the dark, but also to set it apart during the day.

Traditional lantern lights look spectacular on rural properties, big and small. The soft twinkling glow that they give off isn’t too harsh and can look beautiful in an entryway.

Design Idea Seven: Start Off Right with a Resin Driveway

For a driveway that is designed to impress from entrance to front door, opting for a resin driveway is a choice that isn’t going to disappoint. Not only will resin create an amazing entrance, but the effects are going to continue all the way along your driveway.

Resin bound driveways are strong and durable, as any driveway should be, but they’re also incredibly good-looking. You can even choose from a range of stones to customise the finish, which will help you to design your overall garden landscaping.

To create a driveway and driveway entrance that checks all the boxes when it comes to practicality, beauty and personalisation, resin is a winning choice.

Don’t wait a day longer to realise your driveway design dreams, give Home Logic a call today on 0800 1700 636 for expert driveway landscaping advice and a free home survey to help transform your drive. Alternatively, simply click the button below to get the ball rolling today!