You want to give your exterior a makeover, give it a more modern air. Which layout to choose? Which plants to choose? And the furniture? We are here and ready to advise you to make your garden modern.
If one can easily characterize a Japanese, English, French garden, it is more complicated to do the same with a modern garden. Especially since a Mediterranean garden can be modern, just like a Zen garden. It’s simple though, these contemporary gardens are found around certain points, such as clean shapes, a focus on design (garden furniture, sculpture, etc.), a pronounced taste for symmetry… Homary tells you all about it. Find other inspirations for a modern interior, without forgetting the terrace.
A modern garden: a very graphic space
Vertical lines, geometric shapes, a modern garden is thought through in every detail. Its layout is intended to be structured, rather airy in order to circulate, play or even practice physical activity and even rest.
Which plants for a modern garden?
Contemporary green spaces love verticality, remember? So favor plants and shrubs rather tall, such as bamboo, cacti, palm trees …. A gust of wind and the grasses (wisteria, angel hair, etc.) will give it movement. And in addition to a pleasant smell, plants such as jasmine, Mexican orange tree and hydrangea will give it volume and relief.
Even if this kind of exterior appreciates immaculate and sober plants, nothing prevents you from planting more colorful ones: alongside the white flowers, the colors will be highlighted.
Arrange the plants according to the orientation of the sun, their need for light but also for water. Perennial geraniums will thrive in the sun, while rhododendrons will thrive in the shade.
Also think about the spaces you want to furnish. It might be nice to have a fairly shady space to take a nap on a Sunday afternoon. If your knowledge is not solid enough, take advice from a gardening specialist or even a landscaper. Opt, with him, for plants that are easy to live with and that will not require too much maintenance.
If you plan to design a pond, you will need to choose aquatic plants. Some of these plants only grow at the edge of the pond (rushes), others need very little water, others must be submerged halfway up (water buttercup) and still others will be in total immersion (water lily).
What materials for a contemporary exterior?
The modern garden promotes natural materials. Think of wood for the terrace, you can also use pebbles, natural stone or even concrete to build low walls, benches… And above all, don’t hesitate to mix these materials. It is thanks to the contrast and that you will modernize your garden. Finally, try recycling for your creations and installations… You will act in favor of the planet and save some money.
What type of garden furniture?
Forget the furniture with very / too worked lines, make way for clean, pure, even organic shapes. Black, gray and beige resin garden furniture have a special place in this kind of space, they are robust and easy to maintain. Check for more at Homary! The metal furniture treated to withstand bad weather also likes it.
For more comfort, consider adding a carpet, cushions (of course treated for outdoor use). The idea is to keep your garden furniture as your indoor lounge. It must also be pleasant to live in, especially on sunny days.
Think about the lighting
The work of lighting in a modern garden is essential. It emphasizes its graphics, emphasizing layout, furniture and plants. Opt for LED lighting to be planted in the ground, inserted on the terrace or suspended on a structure or in the trees. For evenings in the garden, nomadic lamps are very useful, they can supplement the lighting as needed.
The green wall
Very popular indoors or on a balcony, a terrace, the green wall is a strong element in a modern garden.
We could define the green wall as a vertical garden. As a result, it can be made on a panel, on pallets, in planters… It can accommodate plants, but also aromatic herbs, fruits, vegetables.
The revegetation of a wall is nothing new: plants, if only ivy, have long protected facades from heat loss in winter, high temperatures in summer and prevent humidity. to infiltrate.
Many modern green walls only require substrate, water and light and avoid the use of pesticides. They are called hydroponic. Indoors their circuit can be open, it is then equipped with a drip. But other types of implementations are developing. Indoors or outdoors, a green wall is always pleasant to look at.