Driven to the extreme, the design materials and minimalist approach in modern landscaping can sometimes seem a little cold and sterile. And yet, the emphasis on creating an organized space with simple materials has the potential to become an outdoor space that is not only very welcoming but also personalized and clever.
So how do you manage a contemporary garden suitable for modern lifestyle that will be both stylish and comfortable?
Contemporary garden: some design ideas
Simple and well-organized lines and sculptural plants are the norm in the contemporary garden and especially in case you want to accentuate the minimalist structure of the outdoor space. This type of development, however, sometimes rejects any relationship with the natural world. But you do not have to choose architectural and sculptural plants. If you want to have a laid-back garden, then opt for plants that have a lively and cheerful appearance to create a more inviting atmosphere.
Contemporary garden with original decoration
In modern landscaping, most elements are minimalist in style, leaving the possibility of a more natural approach to plants. You will not see many perennials in gardens with contemporary design and it's not always good. The colors of the plants and the flowers will help you warm up the atmosphere and will combine perfectly with the colors of the ornamental grasses if you use them strategically.
Modern garden of interesting design
Bold silhouettes have a minimalist look that blends well with modern architecture. Start with well organized plants around the outdoor areas and continue so that the plants in your garden hide in the natural surroundings and create a beautiful background. Even if it's a minimalist space, try to avoid the sterile look.
House with small modern garden
Sterile, lifeless appearance is a common trap in modern gardens as one strives to use "honest" materials that do not imitate what they are not in reality. We will always prefer a simple concrete patio instead of a concrete patio that is made to imitate the slab. The natural colors of concrete, metal and stone create a cold appearance that can become daunting if it is overuse. The obvious solution is to add color but a color in harmony with modern design.
Elegant design garden
Oiled wood or recycled wood can also help to make modern deco - characterized by white, black and gray - warmer. A wooden fence, for example, will define and organize the garden, while some wooden benches placed next to the concrete walls can play the role of decorative accents. The layout of the space also has its role to play in case you want to warm the appearance of your garden. It is good to know that tall plant pots create a focal point in the design. The contemporary garden is like an extension of the living space. So, it is very important that it is just as welcoming and comfortable as the interior.
Modern garden landscaping terraced
Garden decorated with wooden benches
Another idea of garden decoration