18 Eclectic 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 eclectic 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 
Attraction Lights
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Swirls 4x4 Bollards by driveway
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These Swirls 4x4 Bollards are used for driveway lighting on this residential project. The bollards are 37 inches tall and thus, they still "clear" most Minnesota snow banks in the winter! All our bollard lights mount on concrete piers for great stability, too! These landscape lights provide artistic sculptural markers for the driveway, day or night. Photo by Lyle Braund, At...More
“Light post” — jmscws
Scott Mantz Associates, Inc
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Garde Details-Planting Design
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“lavender” — wabisabi4
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Gravel Sitting Area 1. Minnesota Landscape Design.
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A contemplation space of crushed limestone, sandstone walls, and sliced granite sitting stones. The setting is carved into a hillside and surrounded with gardens. Credit: Tad Anderson. All rights exclusively reserved.
“gravel firepit area” — jlarsen321
Northern VA Landscape Architect & Designer
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Since 1999, we have worked with homeowners to develop truly unique and distinctive outdoor living spaces. We specialize in upscale poolscapes, hardscapes and landscapes.
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Plan-it Earth Design
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Garden Swing Retreat
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Sit on a covered swing in your backyard where you can view a bubbling rock and hear the gurgling and peaceful sound of water. Photo and design by Amy Whitworth; Swing structure by Jane's Backyard www.janesbackyard.com. Garden installed by J. Walter Landscape & Irrigation Contractor www.jwlic.com
“like idea of swing, may just utilize existing outdoor furniture” — jacknl
Plan-it Earth Design
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Garden Swing Retreat
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Relax on a swing in the shade or even in the rain! Colorful lights create a touch of whimsy. Photo and design by Amy Whitworth; Swing structure by Jane Hart Design www.janesbackyard.com. Garden installed by J. Walter Landscape & Irrigation www.jwlic.com
“Path” — Megan Mikals-Wallace
Minglewood Designs
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Stone & Garden Details
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Angela Kearney, Minglewood Designs
“stone” — aclock58
Minglewood Designs
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New England Perennial Flower Gardens
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Riverfront garden with peastone driveway and regionally native plants including aster, inkberry holly, creeping juniper (and lavender). These gardens require minimal water and maintenance and they offer seasonal variation, color and food for local birds and butterflies. Angela Kearney Minglewood Designs
“Herb garden” — fazirar
Sublime Garden Design, LLC
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Trossachs Residence
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Sublime Garden Design
“Corner of yard” — jeparry
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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 eclectic 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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