Modern Landscaping: 104 garden design ideas

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As for theModern landscaping, we must know all the tricks of the trade to create an attractive design. Landscape architects know in depth the garden elements such as the terrace, the dining area or outdoor lighting as well as the appropriate plants to achieve impressive results. They use some basic principles for simple designs, but effective and impressive. It may sound like something reserved for professionals, but in fact, you may have used some of these rules in the layout of your garden, not give you account. Consider the following 100 pictures of garden designs, designed by real professionals to draw inspiration for your own project of modern garden.

Modern Landscaping - optical balance

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The optical balance in the garden is essential. For example, many landscape architects use a simple ingenuity but effective: they design two identical gardens on both sides of the entrance of the building. In this way, they establish visual balance and draw attention to the front door. This method is vastly prevalent in the construction of houses and gardens in colonial style. Symmetry is a very technical trend in modern landscaping. The repetition of similar elements in different areas of the garden is also very common in contemporary design and connects components in a natural way and smoothly. Geometric shapes are also very present and create an elegant and modern effect.

The principle of continuity in modern landscaping

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The principle of continuity suggests that in nature things are changing gradually. However, as to the layout of the garden it is in the development of the garden as a whole whose elements are inseparable and not of a specific landscape detail. A garden, based on this principle, causes a sense of order and coordination among its components using plants, shrubs and trees in harmony, a color palette and matching materials.

Colors and textures for use in the modern garden

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The color scheme you will use in the garden is one of the most powerful tools you can use when successful modern landscaping. The flowers and colorful shrubs immediately attract attention and create a welcoming atmosphere. Specialists recommend to use two or three colors model and repeat the colors in the details. The question of texture is often very complicated, even for the experienced landscaper. It consists of different types of foliage plants and the choice of materials for the various surfaces of the garden. The evergreen plants are very different from annual or perennial. Combine one or two types of favorite plants with one or two types of materials, preferably natural, you can repeat in several parts of the garden.

Contemporary Spatial Zen garden

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Once you have read the essential principles to modern landscaping, it'll just take action. Whatever the surface of your land, you must first define the style of your garden. Japanese, Chinese, zen or exotic, this palette of styles aims to fulfill all your wishes. Those looking for a peaceful living environment can simply opt for a landscaped Japanese-inspired design. However, for those who dream of a space outside the charm of yesteryear, the expert opinion is unambiguous: the French garden is for you!

Sofa super chic garden with metal lanterns both sides

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controlled vegetation, flawless lines and rigorous symmetry: these are the main features of the French garden. You decided to turn your outdoor space into an oasis of tranquility to the old? So you will have to respect the principles inherent in the creation of a classical garden. If you do not feel the courage to get you alone in this large project, do not hesitate to call a seasoned professional in the field.

natural gray stone steps, matched to the facade

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What are the principles of modern landscaping on the creation of a front garden? If you want your vegetated slope but do not know how to value it, we invite you to take a look at the photo above! Creating a front garden is probably the best thing you can do to spruce up the outside entrance of your home. Flowers, ornamental, turf grasses, stones, pebbles, gravel, water points .. it is for you to decide the look of your outdoor space.

natural pond with superb passing pontoons

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Can we speak of modern landscaping without mentioning the importance of the water point? No. essential element of any modern garden, the water source may take the form of a small fountain, a waterfall in rocks or a large water basin. To you adapt its size to the surface and the specifics of your field. For those have a vast outdoor space, we recommend that you consider creating an asymmetrical shape of water basin. Just like that marvel decorated with a wooden deck, your pelvis will aim to confer a Zen touch to your modern garden.

Wooden bench and fence-breaking view in the garden

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Having mastered all the tricks and principles to modern landscaping, you have to think furnish your outdoor space. Yes, the ward of a range of furniture worthy of the name is not always easy. Because of space to place a real garden, one is often forced to revise the furniture outside. However, this does not mean we should not deprive ourselves of the comfort that provide outdoor furniture. A wooden bench and a few compact chairs can very well do the trick.

The angel hair go well with hydrangeas

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Modern landscaping rhymes with structured vegetation. Full of tricks to enhance the outdoor space, whatever the shape and surface of the ground. The boxwood pruned into a ball and ornamental grasses are always advised to bring a modern touch to the outdoor space. Angel hair, decorative gravel driveway and not in Japanese: that's the magic recipe to whip up a pretty garden.

Lounge area on the wooden deck surrounded by plants

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Get inspired by modern landscaping shown in above picture and give your garden a beautiful wood composite deck! Simple but still effective, wooded terrace will also allow you to develop a little bit of rest in the heart of your garden. A functional sofa corner, soft cushions and a water source sufficient to achieve Edenic paradise. Incredible but true!

Washbasin beautiful fire on the deck

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A small fireplace to create a cozy atmosphere on the terrace? Nothing better than to settle into a comfortable sofa to enjoy the beauty of a natural pond. To do this, simply decorate the outdoor fireplace terrace voila.

Wood paneling on the wall and blades of the same wood bench

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irrigation drip system on the wooden fence

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Small garden in several lush plants

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Birch trees and shrubs pruned at different heights

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Modern Landscaping with floating stairs

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Foam in the joints of slate tiles

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bamboo forest and undulating forms

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Lounge area with plain wooden furniture and ivy-covered slope

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Ornamental grasses all along the aisle wooden slats

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Granite in urban landscaping

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The edge of the terrace beautiful mirror

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A round central hearth and a corner bench concrete

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gravel driveway and several ornamental grasses

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Geometric shapes around the modern garden

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Natural stone wall without mortar and wooden bench

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contemporary outdoor lighting LED ribbons

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Modern landscaping and outdoor lighting terminals

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Modern landscaping with ornamental grasses and box trees

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