6 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 
Adrienne DeRosa
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Jen + Raymond Cleveland, Oh
Adrienne DeRosa © 2014 Houzz Inc. Set for an afternoon gathering, the Ciacchis' picnic table is nothing less than effortlessly elegant. Pulling from her inspirations toward southern charm and hospitality, Jennifer combines treasures from her "junking" adventures with vintage Eva Zeisel china to create a mood befitting of the most perfect summer day. The 12-foot table was h...More
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Kepes Architecture
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City Garden
View towards entry gate from inside garden at rear of house. Gate is made from steel frame and corrugated 3-form fiber panel. Fence panels are 1/4" thick rusted steel afixed to painted steel frame.
“lush side yard” — Elis Choi
Smalls Landscaping
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Northwest Indiana Marshall Residence
Take a walk along your flagstone path to enjoy the vastness of the garden you have created.
“Tricolor beech tree on left” — spartacusmcfly
Minglewood Designs
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New England Perennial Flower Gardens
Regionally native trees, shrubs and perennials including white and red pine, white spruce, concolor fir, paper birch, amalanchier, maple, mt. laurel, ostrich fern, barren strawberry and celandine poppy provide a diverse and wildlife-rich edge along the property line. Angela Kearney Minglewood Designs
“Unstructured fern/shade garden.” — Stacy Pampuch
Grateful Beds
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Cory Barton, Barton Design
“pavers, plants” — Shawna Smith
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City Garden
View towards entry gate from front side yard. Gate leads to new garden at rear of house. Latticewrk is pressure treated yellow pine attached to painted steel frame. Gate is 3-form fiber panel on painted steel frame.
“Like the fence” — amicuswill
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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