Contemporary Garden Design Ideas

Acacia Gardens can help maximise your outside space with our expertise in creating Contemporary Garden Design Ideas. Whether you have a period property or live in a modern new build, contemporary gardens look stylish and are easy to maintain. Our London based clients enjoy the clean lines and unfussy nature of our Contemporary Garden Design Ideas. We will take you through the essential elements of this modern garden design with the help of an inspirational mood board and tips.

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Essential Contemporary Garden Design Ideas

Connect Inside with Outside

If you have bi-folding doors that open onto a patio, you may wish to consider using the same internal floor tiles for your external patio. Or contrast a contemporary indoor floor with traditional paving outdoors. Make sure the inside and outside floor are the same level to avoid the need for steps. Connect inside the home with outside elements for a cohesive look.

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Include Alfresco Entertaining

Make room for entertaining and socialising whether you include an alfresco dining patio, barbecue area or an outside lounge surrounding a fire pit. Add lighting so you can enjoy the garden during the evening.

Incorporate Seating

Built-in seating always looks amazing as part of a contemporary garden design. The seating can be constructed to match the decking or a brick-built seat which is rendered and painted to match your colour scheme. Keep materials to a minimum for a sleek appearance.

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Clean Lines or Curve Appeal

Clean lines will give your garden an uncluttered and elegant overall appearance. Curved paths, stepping stones or walls can add interest if you want a softer style.

Add Striking Plants

Big, dramatic plants with interesting leaf patterns will look gorgeous in a contemporary garden. Make sure they are easy to maintain, like bamboos or grasses. Include an irrigation system to save you time. Use lighting to showcase key plants in the evening.

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Use Statement Colours

Don’t be afraid to use bold colours in the contemporary garden design. Painting a wall black is a dramatic backdrop to lush greens. Painting walls a vibrant colour such as teal (as in the picture, Vardo by Farrow & Ball) can give your garden the wow factor. Bright colour furniture is an easy way to add a pop of colour to a garden.

Commission Striking Sculptures

Including a striking sculpture is a great way to add impact to the overall design. Think about commissioning a local artist who can create the perfect sculpture for your garden.

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Contemporary Garden Design Benefits

A contemporary garden design has many benefits. It will be an unfussy garden to admire when you look outside. When you are in the garden, the architectural plants and sculptures will give you focal points. Contemporary garden designs are popular with London homeowners with small or medium sized gardens. Contemporary Gardens may look straightforward but a lot of thought and planning goes into the design. Speak to a professional garden design company like Acacia Gardens who can create a stunning outside space suit to your requirements. For more information about our key services please click on the following links: garden designgarden landscapingdeckingpatiosfencing and artificial lawns

Picture credits: Article pictures 1, 4, and 5 show garden design by Taryn Ferris, picture 6 garden design by Roberto Silva. All gardens built by Acacia Gardens.