Gone are the days when landscaping was almost an afterthought. Having an outdoor oasis is one of the biggest items on a homeowner’s wish list nowadays! We can’t get enough of gardens that bloom and bear fruit, veggies, and herbs. Our patios, verandahs, balconies, and porches are becoming extensions of interior rooms to blend the surroundings. We are building more indoor-outdoor areas and making them the epicentre of our homes. If you love new home garden designs, consider embracing these thoughtful landscape designs:
Multipurpose outdoor spaces
Great backyard entertainment areas can accommodate a lovely group of people spending time together while the kids play. Here’s a covered deck furnished with a BBQ grill, ceiling fan to keep things cool, an outdoor picnic table, and a relaxing hanging egg chair. There’s enough lawn to explore, and there’s a pool with a striking mosaic feature tile, and an outdoor shower that everyone can enjoy.
Make outdoor dining at home more comfortable and stylish. Here’s a laid-back dining alfresco next to a kitchen with an eat-in island. This is a fabulous layout especially for families who often have guests over to share a meal. The privacy screen filters light and brings a nice design element to this patio.
Here’s a creatively executed round concrete pathway leading into a pocket garden. The circular form helps to soften and add interest while tying back in nicely with the main pathway. Like this, make sure that none of your plants blocks the path and the steps are non-slip too.
If maintaining a large garden is hard for you or if you don’t have the luxury of space to grow plants, consider having a pocket garden instead. This solution provides just as much visual impact and softness as a real garden area.
White and grey garden colour schemes
Greys and whites are the most versatile and neutral colours that designers use to create garden entertainment areas. This palette is easier to decorate and to compliment with foliage and flowers.
Pergolas are our most favourite form of ceiling for the outdoors and they should be tall, sturdy, and secure. This is a great spot to rest, relax, and take a breather once in a while, which makes it a very important element for your outdoor space.
Granny flats and she sheds
Consider building structures like a granny flat or a ‘she’ shed when your space allows you too. These secondary dwellings add beauty, function and value to your garden space. You can invite your friends and family to stay whenever they are in town. Alternatively, you can treat this space as a quiet, peaceful retreat for you and your family to enjoy.
A water feature not only elevates the look of the garden space, but it also provides a beautiful tranquil sound. A simple birdbath attracts birds to your property. A pond or a fountain produces a relaxing sound of trickling water. And, a pool gives you something to dive into and swim after a busy day.
When you introduce a water feature into your garden, put it in the spot that gets the most sun during the day. Do it to keep the garden cool for most of the day.
Last on our list are cottage gardens. These look more traditional, rural, and rustic than our previous examples, however, this garden has such a distinct style that can take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s full of grace, charm, and it has room for an edible garden, where you can grow your own herbs, fruit trees, vegetables, flowers, and more.
Whether you’re building a new outdoor space or renovating your outdoor area, you want to have a great garden design before you get to work. We hope you love these ideas and may these thoughtful designs help to give you the outdoor oasis you’ve been yearning for.