79 Contemporary Landscape Design Photos

Outdoor areas are often the last to receive design attention, but they shouldn’t be: What surrounds your home is just as important as what's in it. Whether it's a manicured front lawn, stone paver pathway or intricate garden design, these spaces benefit from the same attention to detail as any bathroom or kitchen. Well-designed landscaping ideas can complement your home's architecture and contemporary design, and the right plants, flowers and shrubbery can greatly enhance your curb appeal by adding color, texture and even fragrance to your yard. More 
Bliss Garden Design
7 Reviews
Pottery in the Garden
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Bliss Garden Design
“Black pots - Asian simple texture , won't compete too much with fountain” — charissamama
Bliss Garden Design
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Lytle Road - Bainbridge Island
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Bliss Garden Design
“soft natural feel” — trodakowski
Le jardinet
Sunset Shades
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Building layers of color and texture in a garden creates depth and interest. Design and photo credit; Le jardinet
“foilage” — thecallowaycrew
Bliss Garden Design
7 Reviews
Suhr-Brown
Ideabooks5,967
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Bliss Garden Design
“1. Spacing is key. The stars here are the Japanese maples. From the burnt orange Iijima Sunago (Ace” — frenchtownchris
Banyon Tree Design Studio
8 Reviews
'Spira Mirabilis'
Ideabooks846
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Banyon Tree Design Studio
“space between plants” — keysblair
Bliss Garden Design
7 Reviews
Lytle Road - Bainbridge Island
Ideabooks2,144
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Bliss Garden Design
“natural” — mwallsoyka
debora carl landscape design
15 Reviews
modern family retreat
Ideabooks247
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“love the red spiky plants” — tj2722
Sudbury Design Group
1 Review
Andover Pool
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60' contemporary lap pool set in woodland setting with ledge outcrops and ornamental bamboo plantings. Cascading stairs lead to a lower fire pit area and continue into the pool below. Stainless steal fountains and ornamental grasses frame the pool edge. Photography: Michael Lee
“steps in ledge (could do the same with natural stone, pinned in place)” — A Yard & A Half Landscaping Cooperative, Inc.
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Before starting your garden remodel, survey your space and browse landscape ideas to figure out how best to fill it. If you love working outdoors, a large rose garden or vegetable garden is the perfect way to use your space. On the other hand, kids might enjoy a large yard, along with a playground, swing set or pool. Think about what your family would use the most, as well as what would help boost your resell value in the long run. In the end, be sure to consider your front and back yard as separate entities; after all, they usually serve two very different purposes.

What should I add to my front yard?


When landscaping your front yard, think about curb appeal above all else. This space is your chance to make a great first impression, so it should be inspiring, well thought out and consistent with the contemporary style of your home. A flower garden is a great option, but if maintenance is an issue, you can simplify the process by opting for low-maintenance succulents, bushes or hedges instead. If you don't have a green thumb, stick with grass and use a gravel pathway, water feature, wood fence or stone wall for variation.

What should I add to my backyard or garden?


The backyard is for entertaining and playtime, so incorporate seating, dining areas, play spaces and sunny relaxation spots. A vegetable garden or rose garden is a common yard staple, especially if you add an interesting element like a pergola, arbor, raised bed, border, walkway or fence. You can even add fun accessories like birdbaths and feeders to aid with birdwatching. For the ultimate party house, incorporate a pool and patio or deck with a fire pit, outdoor fireplace, barbecue and outdoor kitchen. If you're an active, sports-loving family, add a basketball court, volleyball court, bocce ball or croquet. And don't forget about outdoor furniture! A bench in a garden makes a great reading or meditation spot, while a weatherproof chaise lounge, sofa and chair are nice for taking in those sunny days.
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