Modern outdoor landscaping: 80 inspiring ideas

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With this large folder on modern style outdoor landscaping, we present 80 photos of modern homes with exceptional exterior design. What are the essential points to consider when planning the exterior space and facade of a modern house?

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Discover our tips on five important points in exterior design and take inspiration from photos of modern homes with elegant exteriors.

Outdoor landscaping of a modern home: practical tips

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In designing the organization of an outdoor space, balance and symmetry play a vital role. In order to have a pleasant appearance, the front of the house and the space around it need a symmetrical and balanced air, which is explained, psychologically, by the need of the human brain to organize the information of structured way and find geometric shapes in everything around it. This aspect can be achieved in many ways, such as the use of apparent symmetrical shapes or less obvious techniques for non-specialists. Architects know all of these techniques and it is thanks to their design work that the exterior of a house can achieve a harmonious and aesthetic appearance. The owners of each house can accentuate this aspect already achieved during the design and construction stage by, for example, creating a garden whose symmetry matches that of the house.

Idea for exterior design of an architect's house with terrace and pool

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The second important point to get a modern and aesthetic exterior is to think of the function of space. Think about how you will use your modern style home. Consider all the needs of your family and organize the space according to these needs. Rest assured, this point is not difficult. So, for example, if your modern home is intended to accommodate your family and friends during the summer vacation periods, you can design an outdoor area with a large terrace to gather your loved ones. If this is a house where you want to spend your weekends, you can think about creating a terrace with pergola for periods when it is less beautiful or a veranda which can easily cope with climate change.

Idea for exterior design and architect's house with terrace: the residence Kings by H3K Design

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The exterior design of a house can also be viewed as an extension of its interior design. This is particularly true in modern homes that often have large windows. You can find ideas for the exterior design of your home by observing your garden from inside the house. Imagine that you are in front of a blank painting and think about what you would like to see through these windows every time you look outside.

Outdoor landscaping with modern terrace

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When it comes to choosing materials for your home's exterior design, it's best to consider both their aesthetic appearance and their durability. The choice of materials nowadays is enormous and you can easily feel overwhelmed with ideas. Our advice on this subject is as follows: for the aesthetic side, let your personality express itself. Then consult an architect with ideas of materials that you already have to choose the best option and acquire that famous balance of beauty and functionality. As for the financial aspect of this step, you can also facilitate your choice by informing yourself about the prices of the different types of materials thanks to the many computer tools that merchants have made available on the internet.

Outdoor landscaping idea with modern wooden terrace and pool

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Let's move on to another important moment - the choice of colors. How to decide which is the best color for the design of the facade of your house or for the floor of a terrace? Here is a tip from outside design specialists: to achieve a harmonious and pleasing appearance, choose two or three shades of the same color for different outdoor spaces. Once this choice is made, you have the option to select another color that goes well with these shades: it can be used to emphasize an element of the architecture of your modern home.

Outdoor landscaping and modern wooden terrace

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Finally, do not forget to think of the landscaping that is an essential part of modern exterior design. There are many options for choosing garden plants or decorating a terrace. A good idea is to find out about the type of soil in the garden of your modern home. Also consider the possibility of decorating your garden with local plants that will probably be well acclimatized to the temperatures in your area. You can also find out from the traders in the local nurseries: they can tell you the plants that are best suited to the local climate or even help you in the development of your garden with their practical advice.

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If you like a particular type of garden decoration you can, of course, design the exterior design of your home taking into account this type of decoration. Here again, we advise you to inform yourself of the plants you plan to use to avoid unpleasant surprises. Some climates may well accommodate gardens inspired by other parts of the world: you will find an example of this type of exterior design in the gallery below with a Zen garden set up in a modern house in Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary. Plan the layout of your outdoor garden and transform the exterior design of your home into a pleasant experience!

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Modern outdoor design with pool and terrace: the residence Can Pep de sa Guaita in Ibiza

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