9 Driveway Lighting Ideas to Create a Bright Entrance

outdoor lighting for a self build driveway
(Image credit: Mark Welsh c/o Oakwrights)

Brightening up your way home with clever and practical driveway lighting ideas isn't just for safety — something as simple as adding post solar lights can create a more welcoming entrance for guests and visitors, as well as boosting kerb appeal and the impact of a first impression.

When applying driveway ideas, like a new lighting scheme, to an existing home or when drawing up design for a new house, talk to your electrician early on in the process so they can provide a complete quote and circuit design. As with landscaping, don't leave these decisions until the last phase of the project as it will be more costly and time consuming to add-on outdoor lighting to an already executed scheme. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.