38 Cool Wooden Walkways For Your Garden

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Most of us remember the sensation of stepping onto the boardwalk each season, the combination of rustic refinery and anticipation for the pleasures to come. Similarly, one might recall those autumnal strolls in the forest, and the wooden walkways that carried us over brook and stream. Why not impart some of those priceless sensations where your own personal abode is concerned?

The wooden walkway is a shabby-chic alternative to the stone-and-mortar or brick-laid path. The planked walkway offers a charm that only wood can bestow, from weathered sand and sea styles to polished modern renditions. Whether you’re looking to achieve the nouveau feel of a Pacific Northwest retreat or laid back Malibu manse, your wooden walkway is your chance to show off your simplest sensibilities while making an unexpectedly dramatic impression. Because the wooden walkway is designed to enhance and compliment the natural landscape, you’ll never have to worry about putting a wrong foot forward and disrupting your home’s all-embracing layout.

a beautiful patterned stained wood sidewalk with a reclaimed wood edge is a great idea for an outdoor space with a bit of elegance

a beautiful patterned stained wood sidewalk with a reclaimed wood edge is a great idea for an outdoor space with a bit of elegance

a beautiful wooden path going down and surrounded with greenery completely looks fresh and pretty in any garden

a beautiful wooden path going down and surrounded with greenery completely looks fresh and pretty in any garden

a bright floral garden with lots of greenery and colorful foliage, a reclaimed wooden walkway adds a lovely relaxed and rustic feel to the space

a bright floral garden with lots of greenery and colorful foliage, a reclaimed wooden walkway adds a lovely relaxed and rustic feel to the space

a classic light-stained wooden walkway with gravel around, grasses and spotlights is a great idea for a modern or contemporary space

a classic light-stained wooden walkway with gravel around, grasses and spotlights is a great idea for a modern or contemporary space

a contemporary whitewashed wooden planked walkway is a great idea for a modern, contemporary or minimalist outdoor space

a contemporary whitewashed wooden planked walkway is a great idea for a modern, contemporary or minimalist outdoor space

a dark stained wooden path contrasts white pebbles lining and boxwood looks ultra-modern and bold

a dark stained wooden path contrasts white pebbles lining and boxwood looks ultra-modern and bold

What Are Wooden Walkway Pros?

The main pros are charming looks, a feeling of coziness, a natural touch to your space and versatility: a wooden walkway can match any outdoor space in any style, just style it differently for each of them. One more advantage is that a wooden walkway can be DIYed, for example, of pallets, which means that you are going to save the budget. With aging and weathering, wood gets a chic whitewashed-like look that is perfect for shabby chic and rustic spaces.

a dark-stained wooden walkway is a chic and stylish idea for a modern outdoor space, gravel around adds texture to the space

a dark-stained wooden walkway is a chic and stylish idea for a modern outdoor space, gravel around adds texture to the space

a laconic weathered wood wooden walkway with steps is a lovely idea for a rustic space, it feels a bit coastal and relaxed

a laconic weathered wood wooden walkway with steps is a lovely idea for a rustic space, it feels a bit coastal and relaxed

a lovely and simple garden with neutral pebbles, with greenery and blooms around is a cool idea for a rustic and relaxed outdoor space

a lovely and simple garden with neutral pebbles, with greenery and blooms around is a cool idea for a rustic and relaxed outdoor space

a lovely walkway with dark-stained wooden steps, neutral pebbles, potted greeneyr is a gorgeous idea for a boho outdoor space

a lovely walkway with dark-stained wooden steps, neutral pebbles, potted greeneyr is a gorgeous idea for a boho outdoor space

a minimalist rich-stained wooden planked walkway with built-in lights is a stylish idea for a modern or contemporary space, and lights will make walking at night comfortable

a minimalist rich-stained wooden planked walkway with built-in lights is a stylish idea for a modern or contemporary space, and lights will make walking at night comfortable

a neutral wooden garden path with a perfectly manicured lawn on one side and metal garden planters placed on pebbles on the other creates a chic modern look

a neutral wooden garden path with a perfectly manicured lawn on one side and metal garden planters placed on pebbles on the other creates a chic modern look

a neutral wooden garden path with matching gravel looks relaxed, casual and very cool and brings a lovely cozy feel to the garden

a neutral wooden garden path with matching gravel looks relaxed, casual and very cool and brings a lovely cozy feel to the garden

a neutral wooden plank path surrounded with shrubs and greenery looks ethereal and is a perfect fit for a beach cottage garden

a neutral wooden plank path surrounded with shrubs and greenery looks ethereal and is a perfect fit for a beach cottage garden

What Are Wooden Walkway Cons?

Wood isn’t the most durable material, and even with special finishes it won’t last as long as stone or brick. If you are living in a wet climate, in a damp place, wood will be damaged and destroyed very fast. Even if not, you will have to reseal or restain the walkway from time to time to make it look better.

a pretty and catchy walkway with neutral pebbles, wooden steps and brick edges is a lovely idea for a rustic space

a pretty and catchy walkway with neutral pebbles, wooden steps and brick edges is a lovely idea for a rustic space

a raised whitewashed wooden walkway is a perfect idea for a beach outdoor space, whitewashed wood is a great match

a raised whitewashed wooden walkway is a perfect idea for a beach outdoor space, whitewashed wood is a great match

a raised wooden pathway is a comfortable and welcoming idea for any modern garden, especially if you have lots of rain or snow

a raised wooden pathway is a comfortable and welcoming idea for any modern garden, especially if you have lots of rain or snow

a reclaimed wood curved wooden walkway with a metal side is a lovely idea for a rustic-inspired outdoor space

a reclaimed wood curved wooden walkway with a metal side is a lovely idea for a rustic-inspired outdoor space

a reclaimed wood garden path with rocks and greenery around is a gerat soluton for a rustic-inspired space

a reclaimed wood garden path with rocks and greenery around is a gerat soluton for a rustic-inspired space

a reclaimed wooden walkway of pallets is a perfect idea for a rustic outdoor space, it will make your garden cozier

a reclaimed wooden walkway of pallets is a perfect idea for a rustic outdoor space, it will make your garden cozier

a refined dark-stained wooden walkway with built-in lights, rocks around, greenery along the garden path is wow

a refined dark-stained wooden walkway with built-in lights, rocks around, greenery along the garden path is wow

a rich-stained wooden garden path with large pebbles and rocks plus some greenery and lights around is perfect for a modern outdoor space

a rich-stained wooden garden path with large pebbles and rocks plus some greenery and lights around is perfect for a modern outdoor space

a rustic wooden pathway with greenery and wildflowers around is a perfect idea for any rustic or shabby chic space

a rustic wooden pathway with greenery and wildflowers around is a perfect idea for any rustic or shabby chic space

a simple and stylish weathered wood walkway with built-in lights and grey pebbles around and greenery

a simple and stylish weathered wood walkway with built-in lights and grey pebbles around and greenery

How To Style A Wooden Walkway?

A wooden walkway may look a thousand different ways: it can be a modern dark-stained sleek walkway, a boho patterned weathered wood one, a wood slice walkway for a rustic space, a reclaimed wood walkway for a relaxed and industrial-inspired space, a raised wooden walkway for a damp place and so on. Get inspired by all the ideas below!

a simple stained planked wooden walkway with steps is a classic idea for any garden, from a modern to a zen-like one

a simple stained planked wooden walkway with steps is a classic idea for any garden, from a modern to a zen-like one

a small wood slice garden path plus a lawn looks very natural and eco-friendly, and you can easily DIY such a walkway

a small wood slice garden path plus a lawn looks very natural and eco-friendly, and you can easily DIY such a walkway

a stained wood garden path with white gravel and boxwood looks very formal, elegant and inviting thanks to the contrast created

a stained wood garden path with white gravel and boxwood looks very formal, elegant and inviting thanks to the contrast created

a sturdy and super raised wooden walkway is a great solution for damp and swamp-like spaces and rainy climates

a sturdy and super raised wooden walkway is a great solution for damp and swamp-like spaces and rainy climates

a stylish rich-stained wooden walkway lined up with greenery and colorful foliage is a gerat idea for a chic modern space, it looks bold

a stylish rich-stained wooden walkway lined up with greenery and colorful foliage is a gerat idea for a chic modern space, it looks bold

a super eye-catchy round wooden steps surrounded with catchy blooms and greenery is a unique idea for a modern space

a super eye-catchy round wooden steps surrounded with catchy blooms and greenery is a unique idea for a modern space

a super simple wooden walkway of separate wooden planks is a great idea for a relaxed space, they will make the path less slippery

a super simple wooden walkway of separate wooden planks is a great idea for a relaxed space, they will make the path less slippery

a weathered aged wooden raied walkway with greenery around and spotlights is a great solution for a contemporary space

a weathered aged wooden raied walkway with greenery around and spotlights is a great solution for a contemporary space

a wooden walkway placed of wooden pallet-like tiles is a lovely idea for a modern or contemporary garden and adds a warm feel to the space

a wooden walkway placed of wooden pallet-like tiles is a lovely idea for a modern or contemporary garden and adds a warm feel to the space

a wooden walkway with a stone edge is a cool rustic idea for many outdoor spaces and is easy to construct yourself

a wooden walkway with a stone edge is a cool rustic idea for many outdoor spaces and is easy to construct yourself

oversized rocks and pebbles and two wooden wakways placed right on them create a zen feel in this Japanese-inspired space

oversized rocks and pebbles and two wooden wakways placed right on them create a zen feel in this Japanese-inspired space

rustic whitewashed wooden plank path contrasts the greenery and brings a rustic and vintage feel to the space

rustic whitewashed wooden plank path contrasts the greenery and brings a rustic and vintage feel to the space

such a simple wooden plank garden path can be built very quickly by you yourself and will easily fit a rustic space

such a simple wooden plank garden path can be built very quickly by you yourself and will easily fit a rustic space

this curved walkway is comprised of alternating weathered wood and white pebble segments, perfect for a beach cottage garden

this curved walkway is comprised of alternating weathered wood and white pebble segments, perfect for a beach cottage garden