Gravel Driveway Ideas: Top Designs for Classic Kerb Appeal

pale gravel driveway in front of blue house
(Image credit: Simon Maxwell)

Gravel driveway ideas are popular thanks to the material's cost-effectiveness, optional DIY installation and inherent traditional country charm, but it's not always easy to know how to style a driveway to look it's best.

When looking for the right material to cover your driveway, security, durability, maintenance and cost should be always on your mind. While no material will tick every box, gravel is definitely a front-runner for many of them. 

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.