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Mountain Retreat
Mountain Retreat
Wildflower Landscape Design
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary drought-tolerant and full sun backyard mulch flower bed in San Francisco.
Suburban Retreat
Suburban Retreat
NLH Landscape Architects
Photography by Linda Oyama Bryan
Design ideas for a traditional front yard flower bed in Chicago.
Backyard Oasis
Backyard Oasis
Blue Ribbon Lady Landscaping
Photo of a mid-sized transitional full sun backyard landscaping in Dallas.
Fishtown floating benches
Fishtown floating benches
MGH Gardens
This was a complete garden redo. We installed a brand new horizontal fence and stained black, install stucco raised beds with a floating bench flanked by planter beds. All the raised beds were topped with a beautiful flag stone cats. The patio service was redone and pavers. Landscape lighting was installed as a place on the trees and down lights underneath the bench for a dramatic affect during the evening.
California Spanish Modern Sanctuary
California Spanish Modern Sanctuary
C A L I F I A E C O designs
Ultimate backyard escape. Never mowed. Watered once a week. Gorgeous mediterranean garden for a contemporary lifestyle.
Inspiration for a large mediterranean drought-tolerant and full sun backyard gravel flower bed in Los Angeles for summer.
Front yard curb appeal
Front yard curb appeal
NS Landscapes
Low maintenance planting beds are a great way to add curb appeal to your home.
Design ideas for a transitional front yard river rock flower bed in Minneapolis.
Willow Park bungalow.
Willow Park bungalow.
Alford's Landscaping
Inspiration for a mid-sized southwestern drought-tolerant and full sun front yard concrete paver flower bed in Dallas for fall.
Color Rotations
Color Rotations
Premier Service
Photo of a traditional front yard stone flower bed in Chicago.
East Cobb - Yard Enhancements
East Cobb - Yard Enhancements
SHM Landscape
Design ideas for a mid-sized traditional partial sun front yard mulch flower bed in Atlanta for spring.
Autumn/Halloween Decor
Autumn/Halloween Decor
Mary Prince Photography
Don't forget to decorate the mailbox! A corn stalk gives height to this arrangement. Mary Prince Photography © 2012 Houzz
Design ideas for a traditional front yard flower bed in Boston.
Coan Waterfront Landscape, Camano Island, WA
Coan Waterfront Landscape, Camano Island, WA
Lankford Associates Landscape Architects
A small stone patio with fire pit sits next to the water. The stone walkway is carefully used to tie the garden to the residence across the street. This is a unique seaside, low maintenance garden. Drought resistant and salt friendly plantings were used throughout. This garden has become the focus of the neighborhood with many visitors stopping and enjoying what has become a neighborhood landmark. Located on the shores of Puget Sound in Washington State. Photo by Ian Gleadle
Shade Garden
Shade Garden
Schumacher Associates
Nothing brightens up a shade garden like Hydrangea shrubs.
Photo of a small contemporary drought-tolerant and shade front yard stone flower bed in Philadelphia for summer.
G A R D E N - Cut flower farms + gardens
G A R D E N - Cut flower farms + gardens
Lore Patterson
Dahlias
Photo of a traditional full sun backyard landscaping in Seattle for summer.
California Spanish Modern Sanctuary
California Spanish Modern Sanctuary
C A L I F I A E C O designs
Ultimate backyard escape. Never mowed. Watered once a week. Gorgeous mediterranean garden for a contemporary lifestyle.
Inspiration for a large mediterranean drought-tolerant and full sun backyard gravel flower bed in Los Angeles for summer.
Naples, Florida Modern Private Residence
Naples, Florida Modern Private Residence
Harwick Homes
Lori Hamilton Photography
Inspiration for a tropical full sun front yard brick landscaping in Miami.
Peter Wodarz, Milileu Design
Peter Wodarz, Milileu Design
Milieu Landscaping
Photo of a traditional front yard stone flower bed in Chicago.
gardenUP Garden Designs
gardenUP Garden Designs
gardenUP®
Design ideas for a mid-sized traditional partial sun front yard mulch landscaping in Boston for spring.
Glencoe French Chateau - Formal Pool and Landscape
Glencoe French Chateau - Formal Pool and Landscape
Arrow. Land + Structures
Glencoe Residence Landscape. Brick Paver Driveway with Bluestone Motorcourt Border, Radiant Snow Melt Heat System, French Inspired Formal Entrance Landscape, Low Voltage Lighting, and Irrigation. Entire property Constructed by: Arrow. Designed by: Marco Romani, RLA - Landscape Architect.
Front Yard Foundation Planting Design
Front Yard Foundation Planting Design
Tilly | Landscape Design
Photo of a large coastal partial sun front yard flower bed in New York.
Willow Park bungalow.
Willow Park bungalow.
Alford's Landscaping
Photo of a mid-sized southwestern drought-tolerant and full sun front yard concrete paver flower bed in Dallas for fall.
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Decorating your garden with beautiful flowers and lush vegetation is a popular way to bring positivity and bright, cheery colors to your outdoor space. And, not to mention, it’s a sure way of garnering a bit of neighbor envy! Wondering where to get started? Let’s kick things off with flower bed designs. Acting as the centerpiece of your garden, flower beds take some planning to look their best but reward you with breathtaking views when completed. Researching flower bed ideas can seem a bit overwhelming, but luckily Houzz is here to help! Whether you are looking for large or small flower bed ideas, designs centered around perennials or annual plants, the vast photo gallery of flower bed ideas below are sure to inspire some of your greatest green thumb work yet! If you aren’t quite sure where to start, here are some helpful tips that can guide you through the flower bed design process.

1. Raised Flower Beds

When you are thinking about which flower bed is right for your space, think about the ease of care that accompanies it. Raised flower beds, which are made of stone pavers and blocks, are known for making plant care easier, especially during the offseason. Aside from the ease of care, the raised style acts as a highly visual centerpiece of the garden, making them perfect to show off to house guests!

2.Flower Garden Paths

Create an organized, flowing garden that welcomes leisurely strolls by opting for a flower garden path. Make unsuspecting guests’ first impression of your garden a lasting one by crafting flower garden paths or walkways as a guide. Transition from different florals and greenery throughout the walkway to maximize the beauty experienced with each step down the path.

3. Garden Edging with Stones

Consider planting flowers in an organized fashion in rows to create a uniform look. Make unsuspecting guest’s first impStonework is a classic choice for edging flower beds due to both its form and function. Opt to use stones to create a complementary border around your flower bed to amplify the aesthetic of your garden by mixing depths and textures. Flower beds with rocks or stones also help keep maintenance low, as you won’t need to worry about overgrown grass invading your flowers.

4. Slanted Flower Beds

Add some drama to your flower bed design by incorporating a slanted base. If you want to heighten the sloping effect, plant your flowers accordingly by height and flower type for consistency and to ensure you can see each plant when it blooms. You can even mix a slanted flower bed and stone edging together for a bold front yard look that is sure to catch the eye of everyone who passes by your home.

5. Flowers around Trees

Surround your trees with a ring of flowers to transform your garden into an oasis. Mix two or more flower colors together to create a vibrant design. Whether you want to add plants that thrive in shade such as hydrangeas or early spring blooming bulb perennials such as daffodils, there are plenty of options to help you design a beautiful flower bed at the base of your trees.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a flower bed renovation or are building a designer flower bed from scratch, Houzz has 3,699 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including C A L I F I A E C O designs and Wildflower Landscape Design. Look through flower bed pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a flower bed design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful flower bed photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.