Winter Front Garden Design Ideas

With Christmas nearly here we wanted to share some ideas with you that will make your front garden extra special, helping you create the best first impression. There are a variety of ways that you make the front area of your property work for you: you can make it into a driveway for your cars, make it into a feature area with paving and decorative stones, and have a mixture of hard and soft landscaping. The options are endless! The upcoming festive period is the perfect incentive to do some small renovations that will impress your friends and family.


The most common use for a front garden is to use it as a driveway to park your cars in. The best materials to create an effective driveway would be to utilise our Shingle. These aggregates are available in various sizes, enabling you to safely drive your car on and making the area look streamlined and put together.

If you are considering using Shingles on your driveway, make sure they are 14mm and 20mm shingles as they are the perfect size for a stable driveway. If you get smaller stones, they will break down and won’t be able to take the weight of the vehicles; if they are too big, they will not be stable enough to drive on.

Another option is to use Chippings on your driveway. Not only will this give you a larger range of colours to decorate your front garden with but will create a stable foundation for vehicle and foot traffic.

Front Lawn

To add more greenery to your front garden, you can always choose to have an area with Fresh or Artificial Turf. Many of our customers have chosen to have a small lawn within their front porch to add more nature and colour to their front garden.

There are a couple of options if you choose to go this route. You can go with Fresh Turf which requires maintenance but brings about all the benefits of nature, or you can go with Artificial Grass which we can argue is a more modern and low-effort option. Choose the right turf for you depending on how much you want to spend tending to your garden.

Having a lawn area would also allow you to segment certain areas of your front garden. You can one area with paving and the other with grass and can use our Porcelain Cobbles to create a division. Not only will this add more variety to your front garden, but it will also allow you to create unique designs that are personalised to you.


There are a variety of ways in which you can create an effective pathway for your home. Depending on whether you want to create a modern look with porcelain paving, or something more traditional with aggregates and stepping stones, we have just the thing for you.

To create a cottage-like look for your front garden, you can’t go wrong with adding Shingles across your front garden and creating steps with either Sandstone or Porcelain Paving slabs that lead to your front door. This garden design idea is very popular amongst our customer base as it’s not difficult to achieve.

For a more modern garden design, you can also pave the entire area with Porcelain Paving for a glossy, monochromatic look. One of the biggest benefits of Porcelain Paving is the fact that they are available in a wide range of colours and finishes. For example, if you want a more natural stone look, our Rocca Paving range, and Kandla Grey Porcelain Paving all emulate natural stone, that way you can get the benefits of Porcelain Paving with the aesthetics of Natural Stone.


There is no reason you can’t make every little detail of your front garden aesthetically pleasing, and front steps, although often overlooked, can impact its surrounding areas.

An easy way to ensure that the steps leading to your front door are durable and attractive, we highly recommend laying our Porcelain Paving for the steps. The range of Porcelain Paving that we supply here at Stone Zone is long-lasting, hard-wearing and are available in a wide range of colours and finishes; this means that you can choose the paving that will suit the rest of your front garden and make sure it looks seamless and professional.