As seen in LushHome.com 12/12/2018

 

1. Vibrant colors

Rainbow colors are one of the most stunning trends in decorating outdoor living spaces. Monochromatic colors with bright accents are forgotten. Beautiful flower beds, edges, painted bright colors containers in various sizes and shapes, colorful outdoor furniture items bring positive energy, optimism, and excitement into yards.

Colorful garden design with beautiful flowers

2. Handmade garden decorations

DIY yard decorations are unique ways to personalize garden designs and give an artistic touch to yard landscaping. Wall decorations, decorative signs, birdhouses, and bird feeders made at home offer fantastic DIY projects to reuse and recycle while designing original accents.

Creative painting ideas to reuse and recycle metal barrels for yard decorations

 

3. Blending home interiors and outdoors

Comfortable outdoor dining and seating areas, summer kitchen designs, and large patios improve backyard designs and add functionality to gardens. BBQ, patio covers, pool houses, fire pits, and decks are fabulous home additions increase home values.

Indoor-outdoor garden design

4. Asymmetry in yard landscaping

Symmetrical garden designs are changing, showing asymmetrical accents and unexpected details. Straight lines turn into irregular polygons and combinations of complex geometric shapes by strategically positioned decorative green plants and flowers.

Small garden design and wall decoration with plants

5. Water features

Small and large water fountains, ponds, swimming pools, waterfalls, and springs bring tranquility and balance into yard landscaping while creating pleasant and peaceful outdoor living spaces.

Peaceful garden design, water fountain, seating area

6. Fruits, vegetables, edible herbs

Modern garden design trends offer creative ideas for improving the functionality of outdoor spaces. Berries, fruits, vegetables, edible herbs grow with beautiful flowers and decorative plants creating lush greenery and colorful accents.

Container garden design idea, growing vegetables, edible herbs

7. Green fences and growing edges

Green walls and blooming borders are one of the timelessly elegant, beautiful, and functional trends in decorating yards. Shrubs and decorative plants create attractive space dividers, create privacy, and beautify garden designs.

Old wood walkway door, Green fence for privacy

8. Eco garden design

Spontaneous and harmonious, natural garden design ideas bring the best from traditional yard landscaping and nature. Modern garden design trends inspired by nature allow imperfections and surprising details, blending local plants and shrubs, annuals, and perennials into beautiful gardens achieving the look of the natural surroundings.

Native plants, wildflowers, decorative grasses, natural garden design trends

9. Garden decorations and art

Contemporary art influences garden design. Original artworks turn functional and decorative spaces into unique and impressive places blending the modern aesthetics with luxury and comfort.

Artworks in yard landscaping

10. Vertical garden design

Yard landscaping ideas stretch to walls and roofs adding greenery to every architectural feature. The vertical garden design is not just a space saving solution for small yards, but a creative, artistic accent, giving a contemporary vibe to outdoor living spaces.

Space saving ideas for small yard landscaping, vertical garden design