Landscaping and Decor Ideas to Complement Your Front Driveway Gate

If you want to leave a lasting impression on everyone who visits your property, installing a driveway gate is a great way to go. However, it’s important to ensure your landscaping complements the gate you select. Here are seven ways to enhance its appearance.

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1. Pillars

To improve the look of your driveway gate, consider adding decorative pillars. For a rustic look, ones made of brick or stone are a great addition. Just remember to choose a shade that matches the colour of your home. Slim metal posts are another option if you have a gate with fine detailing that you don’t want to detract from.

2. Ornaments

To add a touch of elegance and grandeur to your driveway gate, you may want to incorporate one or more decorative statues. However, if the idea of a gargoyle or lion doesn’t suit your sense of style, you can opt for ornamentation that’s a bit more understated, such as detailed tops, spears, or finials. In addition, if you have a wood gate, you may want to consider adding carriage house elements such as wood overlay, knockers, brackets, and clavos.

3. Paint

If you have a metal residential gate, you don’t have to stick to neutrals like black, white, and brown. In fact, you can ensure your gate gets noticed by painting it a bold colour, or simply one that complements the exterior of your home. If you have a wood gate, you can stain or paint it any colour.

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4. Lighting

To complement the look of your driveway gate, outdoor lighting is a must. However, there are many options, and a variety of contemporary and traditional styles. Consider installing lanterns and lights that can be placed on either side of your gate or on top of the pillars. For a hint of boldness and drama, you can place small spotlights on the ground to illuminate your gate. If your budget allows, consider incorporating in-ground lights that lead visitors all the way from the gate to your main entrance.

5. Custom inlay or engraving

To maximize the appeal of your driveway gate, you may want invest in a custom inlay or engraving. You can choose to incorporate initials, emblems, or decorative patterns along the top or sides of your gate to add a personal touch to your property.

6. Glass inserts

If you have a solid metal or wood driveway gate, glass inserts are a great way to add visual intrigue. A frow of small glass windows inserted along the top of the gate can give it a modern appearance. Keep in mind that windows in your gate can be tinted, frosted, or ground glass to ensure you have adequate privacy.

black ornamental gate with vibrant green and red plants

7. Greenery

If you have a cottage-style home, adding some greenery can help frame the area around your driveway gate. Vining plants are a great option. The foliage will effectively camouflage either side of your gate, creating an almost hidden entrance. You can also choose to fill the empty space on either side of your gate with colourful flowers or small shrubs to create a welcoming atmosphere.

If you want tips on how to make your driveway gate look its best, the team at Creative Door ServicesTM would be happy to help.

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At Creative Door ServicesTM, we help extend the lifespan of driveway gate systems with our planned maintenance program. Once you sign up for it, a technician will regularly inspect every aspect of your gate to ensure it stays in good working order.

Residential Gate Specialists in Western Canada

If you want to enhance the appearance of your residential gate, the team at Creative Door ServicesTM has you covered. All our driveway gates are custom made to reflect your unique style and the character of your home. Whether a modern, antique, or farmhouse look is what you’re trying to achieve, we have a quality gate that will meet your needs. Our experienced technicians also provide installation, repair, and retrofit services on a variety of residential gates, gate operators, gate access control units and more.

Contact us today for a free quote at any one of our eight locations. You can find us in Kelowna, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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