The first sight seen of a home is the entry; people will automatically make their first impression about you and your home before even setting foot in the doorway. You can make a statement about yourself, your style, and your way of life in those brief seconds through creative and unique entry pathways.
Unique Entry Pathways
Stamped stone is an excellent way to express your creativity and design a cohesive theme for your property. If you are on the beach, you can have swimming fish. Perhaps you are a gardener; you could have flower and leaf designs. The extent of what you can do is only limited to your imagination.
Accent tiles provide a pretty pop of color to what would typically be a drab, monotone pathway. Whether you line the path in tiles or place them at random, it will draw the eye of any walker. Plus, tiles come in various colors and designs, making it easy to accent your home according to your existing architecture and theme.
Bring the ocean right to your front door with a boardwalk. If you live close to the beach, boardwalks enhance that coastal vibe and can help to reduce sand from making its way into your home.
Gravel is a simple yet effective pathway choice for those living in locations with minimal water. Gravel as a design is primarily used by homeowners who want to extend their water conversation methods as different colored gravel can be used as your lawn or garden base instead of grass.
You can make the approach to your home fun for all ages with stepping stones. With stepping stones, walkers are encouraged to look where they are walking, allowing them to notice little details you have included. Plus, who doesn’t like making a game out of them when there is downtime?
Moss Lined Stones
If your stepping stones are close together, you may want to encourage the moss to grow between them. Doing so prevents gaps that could potentially twist an ankle while also giving your home a natural vibe. Those with traditional English gardens, minimal grass coverage, or simply a love of the natural look will adore having moss-lined stones.
Turn your pathway into a runway by lining the edges! You use shrubs, flowers, potted plants, trees, or something else entirely is up to you. Just make sure that you have a pretty front entrance to your home as that is where the eye will be drawn.
Through the Garden
Turn your entry pathway into a fairytale by having guests meander through a garden to get there. You can have them go under a trellis, around a tree, or through a vibrant flower bed to make the journey an experience to remember. Little touches like painted rocks or fairy castles make it all the more magical.
Do you want an entry pathway that is beautiful, creative, and unique? Give us a call at Design Scape today for a consultation. We can help you hone your ideas into a stunning design that you, and the whole neighborhood, will love. Design Scapes serves Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, including Encino!