A well-groomed front yard helps to frame your home and prefaces the interior inside, providing an initial welcome. A well-organized front yard design and landscaping should complement the natural terrain of the land and enhance the general theme of the home. If you home decor is modern, keep this style outside, too. Clean lines, earthy colors, a minimized use of divergent colors – this is what you need for a modern front yard. Want some examples? Here they are.
Very prominent among modern front yard designs are the large planters, and the larger, the better. Shapes are basic – round, square, tubular, or conical. As for colors, go for something contrasting – if the backdrop is neutral, use black, if it’s dark, go grey, tan, white and other light shades. Grow some statement plants in large pots to make your front yard bold, better create an arrangement of mismatching plants for a more modern feel.
large glossy black planters with boxwood will make your front yard elegant, stylish and bold
matte black planters with different cacti, succulents and grass plus a light over them is a stylish modern idea
oversized matte black planters with boxwood, succulents and a tree for a modern feel in your front yard
oversized concrete planters with the same plants placed on contrastign white pebbles is a bold idea
large matching white planters with different statement plants is a chic and bold idea for a modern front yard
stylish concrete planters with greenery and a milk churn with some branches for a modern front yard
Rocks And Succulents
Succulents have conquered the world and if you can grow them – just go ahead, your front yard will be super trendy! The use of rocks and stones is prevalent among modern front yards, and succulents can grow with rocks around very well. Consider also cacti and agaves for an ultimate bold look.
rocks, succulents, agaves and cacti will make your front yard laconic and very chic
aloe polyphylla and asparagus ferns mixed up with pebbles for a chic and modern front yard
combine agaves, succulents and cacti with some contrasting pebbles on top to make your front yard very stylish
little succulents paired with white pebbles make the front yard neutral, minimalist and very trendy
large succulents, cacti and a couple of colorful statement plants plus brown pebbles for a contrasting and bold look
mix up sand, rocks and succulents to make your front yard trendy, as succulents are among the top trends for landscaping
succulents and agaves in raise garden beds covered with white pebbles for a very neat and laconic front yard look
Garden Water Features
Transform an innocuous garden faucet into a stunning and creative water feature. A fountain, a bowl, a waterfall or even a long and minimalist water feature with some water greenery floating in it – that’s what you need for a modern front yard. Such features will also attract little birds, so you’ll fill the space not only with harmonizing sounds of water falling but also with birds singing.
a front yard water features immediately harmonizes the space and brings a calming soung of falling water
stylish black rock fountains with pebbles around will make your front yard more chic and bold
a cool lit up bowl water feature like this one looks modern enough and adds light and sound to your front yard
such a modern feature with dark grey stone, black water and bright green plants brings symmetry and organic textures
a contemporary water feature with a mini fountain surrounded with grasses will harmonize your front yard
a water feature clad with brick and some additional lights is an elegant and stylish idea for a front yard
a long minimalist water feature with grey tiles lining it up looks very chic, bold and very simple at the same time
Very common to modern front yards is the absence of flowering plants – it gives the front yard a more laconic and minimized look. Don’t be afraid that you’ll get a boring space – play with species, textures and colors: you may easily find various shades of green, grey and even red among non-flowering plants. Get inspired!
such a no flower front yard with a large vase fountain, rocks, agaves and grasses is a bold modern idea
skip the blooms and keep the plants to only grasses and other types of greenery to achieve a modern feel
a manicured lawn, grasses, greenery and a tree with no blooms for a lacocnic and very neat look
white concrete and stone contrast the greenery and the green lawn that are represented here
bold burgundy and usual green and pale green plants give the front yard variety without usign blooms