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Modern Garden Ideas: The Ultimate List

Tired of your traditional garden? Want to try something new this year but don’t have the time or know-how? 

If you’re looking for a fresh design or garden building that’ll make your home look great, then take a look at these modern garden ideas. 

There are all kinds of ways you can add interest and beauty to your yard with just a few simple changes. So read on!

1 – Wooden Deck

Add a twist to garden decks by making them look like a pathway and take a stroll.

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2 – Ivory Minimalist

Simplicity is synonymous with elegance. Try a lighter shade like ivory for your patio and add some elegant looking planters.

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3 – Contemporary Family Garden

It’s family time! Design a contemporary style of galley style deck to give yourself a stage.

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4 – Small Corner Bar

Have a corner space in your garden? Build a small cabin for a nice, cosy bar.

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5 – Modern Japanese Pergola

A stylish addition to lawns, these modern Japanese pergolas make a perfect place for a shady retreat and relaxation.

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6 – Comfy Corner 

L-shaped benches or sofas create a nice corner for an evening chat over a cuppa.

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7 – Pebbled Borders

A layer of pebbles helps garden soil retain its moisture for a longer period. Plus, they’re great border accessories.

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8 – Bright Minimalist

Bring a touch of grace by going minimal. A bright shade of paint and simple shrubs create a perfect spot for a romantic evening.

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9 – White Pots

Who said white is boring? Uniquely shaped white pots give a contemporary look.

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10 – Step Lighting and Garden

Elevate a portion of your garden, build a few steps, and install a few LED lighting strips for a serene night walk.

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11 – Contemporary Town Garden

An open-themed garden is a great space that can be converted into a spot for dining or playtime. 

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12 – London Family Home

A well-trimmed lawn, a narrow pathway and some choice plants as borders are lovely for a tea party. 

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13 – Fulham Modern

Horizontal panelling brings a Fulham modern look to the patio.

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14 – The Clancy

A patio with a unique personality and customised elements like a BBQ space, dining area, compatible plants, and little bushes looks warm and welcoming.

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15 – Modern Landscape

Create a small portable pond with some water plants and place it by your garden deck to enjoy those cool evenings. 

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16 – Small Garden

Small is beautiful. Even a small space in your backyard can be converted into a cosy hangout spot. 

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17 – Multi-Zone Garden

A garden for every activity! This multi-zone garden is perfect for dining, socialising, hobbies or laze-around time.

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18 – Elegant Modern Garden

A sophisticated backyard with granite flooring, a high-tech deck, and a feature wall with a water blade result in an elegant modern garden.

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19 – Open Minimalist Garden

An open garden with a wide lawn and a neat corner deck gives space for more fun and relaxation. 

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20 – Modern Planter Bench

Adding a few planks of wood or fixing an old crater between two box planters is a refreshing idea to make a small seat amidst your plants.

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21 – Beach Pebbles Entrance

Throw a breezy welcome to your guests by converting your mundane entrance into a beach style patio. Simply add some lovely pebbles.

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22 – Minimalist Garden

A simple wooden table, a few chairs, an open space and neat wall side planters bring you a minimalist garden.

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23 – Contemporary Modern Garden

An open space brings multiple options to make get-togethers and parties extra-special. Line up exotic plants and bushes against the patio wall.

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24 – Modern Garden with Trees

Elevated garden spaces are tree-friendly. Bring in some bamboo or robusta for an enthralling garden.

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25 – Wooden Closed Backyard

Add a few vertical or horizontal planks over your backyard wall to give you the privacy you deserve.

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26 – Modern Garden Lighting

Contemporary garden lights offer plenty of options to stylise and upgrade your garden fences and walls.

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27 – Mirror Wall

Create an interesting illusion by placing a full-size mirror against a wall overlooking your garden. 

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28 –  Fence Planters

Fence planters or box planters are excellent ideas to brighten up things

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29 – Wooden Corner

Blend in with nature by adding a wooden fence and bench in your backyard that never goes out of style.

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30 – Garden Bed Edge

Even a small space on the edge of your lawn is perfect for those ornamental ferns.

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31 – Comfy Stone Corner

Stone patios, decks, and fences never go out of style. Easy to maintain and weather-friendly, they make very compatible decks.

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32 – Wooden Fence and Stone Fire Pit

A blend of wood and stone for those cold nights and perfectly warm snuggles.

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33 – Wooden Pergola

Some pretty ornamental climbers would bring these wooden pergolas some nice shade – perfect for a relaxed evening.

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34 – Cozy Backyard

Give a cosy feel to the backyard by separating lounging and dining with a small patch of lawn and few border plants. 

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35 – Two-Level Small Backyard

No matter how small your backyard is, just take the seating to an elevated level from the plants.

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36 – Corner Pergola

A corner pergola covered with a cluster of nice climbers is cosier as it’s extremely shady even in those blazing afternoons.

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37 – Pebbles

Stone walks laid with pebble borders are rustic designs that make your garden stand out.

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38 – Modern Two-Level Garden

The lawn on an elevated space is perfect for lounging, while the dining area a few stairs below amidst greenery makes a wonderful spot for private dinners.

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39 – Stone Japanese Garden

Just lay a few slabs of grey stone on a bed of pebbles to produce the feel of being in a stone garden.

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40 – Slim Modern Garden

Those narrow spaces in your yard can be upscaled by adding planters in the form of a maze and a small deck at the end.

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The Round-up

Whether you’re looking to improve your garden, or just want some fresh ideas for a small space, we have the perfect solution. 

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