Your outdoor entry pathway is the first thing passersby and guests see—ideally, it should complement the aesthetic you’ve chosen for the interior and exterior of your home and highlight your decorative landscaping.
If you are interested in redesigning your home entry pathway, consider the following ideas.
- Paved Walkway with Trellis
Large, geometric pavers are ideal for longer walkways in wide spaces. Choose neutral colors that won’t overwhelm the eye and consider covering the walkway with a trellis. You can attach foliage to a trellis to supply shade and color, or lights for a more whimsical effect.
- Pea Gravel with Lighted Border
Use pebbles or recycled landscaping stone to fill in a pathway to your door. Create a colorful border of perennials to complement the variety of color in the stones, and illuminate the path with implanted lights.
- Meandering Pathway
If you have extensive landscaping or a garden at the front of your home, why not proudly highlight these features for your guests? Create a pathway of smaller flagstones that wind through the space. At bends or nooks, strategically place a natural stone bench, bird bath, or rock sculpture.
- Narrow to Wide Entryway
For a larger home with a gated entryway, begin with a narrow drive that expands as you approach the entrance. Use cut landscape stone to add a touch of refinement, and select a natural stone with textures and colors that complement the focal point at the end of your entryway. This central feature can be a front patio, a fountain, or the architectural elements of the home itself.
If you live in the Chicago area and are interested in redesigning your home’s front entryway, give us a call at Schroeder’s Home Landscape and Drainage Supply. Browse our natural stone options, pavers, and other landscaping products on our website. Consult a member of Schroeder Material’s staff about which materials best suit your budget and personal design aesthetic.