Landscape Design Styles.
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And today, we will deviate a bit from our customs and take you for a walk outside, straight to your backyard.
Contrary to popular belief, a backyard is an integral part of the concept known as 'Home.' And its design quality is an essential component of the quality of your home overall. Therefore, please do yourself a favor and do not make the common mistake and neglect it.
In this article, we will help you understand the types of backyard design that exist (the most common at least) and clarify for you, as much as possible, the precise contours for each of them so you can make the specific adjustment that works best for you.
As always, later in the article, there will be a refreshing infographic presentation and a video summarizing its content for you.
'Landscape Design Styles.'
1. Make It Wild.
Intuitively, the average person's first perception of a typical backyard is a defined area that is not really an integral part of his home but rather a kind of Home-nature combination. Ex Territory that is painted in natural green.
As a result of this common perception, the type of backyard design we will talk about in this paragraph, which we will call - "The Wild," - arises.
The 'wild' design is indeed characterized by being a highlight of the house's exterior. It will still be part of your house but express a more profound link to the all-mighty nature.
You will mostly see there a lovely garden and lots of greenery and Furniture characterized by durability to stay in outdoor conditions, and possibly also some fruit and ornamental trees.
The main principle underlying this type of design is the desire to leave nature precisely as it is - In nature - and due to its proximity to human residence, it will be given some aspects of 'Home' (Furniture, delicate landscaping, and more). But its main imprint will still be Primarily natural and 'green.'
Imagine a classic grandmother's garden in the village - Something like that.
Into the wild!
As mentioned, the things you will usually find in a backyard of this type are:
Simple and durable furniture.
Diverse seedlings and plants.
Empty and full planters.
Simple rocking chairs.
Extremely minimal and straightforward lighting.
Everything you need for a BBQ.
An old lawnmower.
The lack of a significant and absolute partition towards the nature surrounding your house - In such a garden, you feel at home and a bit like part of nature.
It will usually also contain discarded scrap/bicycle skeletons, etc. And maybe even a tiny, old-fashioned warehouse. And more.
You will not find in this style sophistication or outside-the-box thinking. Everything is very simplistic and concrete.
Now for our two cents regarding this type of design:
It can indeed be considered to be the most authentic. You can even find some similarities between it and the well-known 'Vintage' style (And by the way, We deliberately chose not to talk about design styles such as Vintage and Retro and more, but only focus on 'Abstract' design ideas). But despite the nostalgia that may be rising, we do not believe there is a design justification in our modern and advanced world for this old-fashioned style.
The concept of landscape design Style has progressed a lot. And with all due respect to this one ('The wild'), its origin is far from the past, and this is precisely where he is supposed to stay.
2. The Modern Design.
Next on our list of landscape design styles is the 'Modern' one.
Contrary to what is presented in Paragraph one, this concept is about 'bringing outside the house's interior' instead of preserving nature as is.
Imagine that your living room, with all its components, moves out to a place not bounded by concrete called a backyard.
In such a backyard, you will see minor “Wild nature” and more colors/artificial materials.
The ground will usually not be green (grass) but covered with flooring/deck. Also, most of the accessories you will see will be made of synthetic materials.
The guiding principle is - minor 'Nature' and more synthetics, modernity, and home comfort.
Moreover, Besides the home comfort you will probably find in a backyard of this kind, you will also come across creative design elements in which much thought and planning have been invested.
So, if we summarize for a moment all the elements that would typically contain this landscape Design Style, It would roughly be the list:
A Portable Propane Fire Pit.
Backyard Streams, Ponds, and Waterfalls.
TV viewing area.
A Play Area With a Sandbox and Tire Swing.
Outland Living Backyard Fire Table.
A Wood Fire Pit.
Backyard as another room in the house
All these and more are some parts of what you will find in the 'Modern-style' backyard.
You can read more here about trendy backyard ideas with a 'modern' twist.
And now for our two cents concerning this style.
We significantly prefer this style over the previous one, which, as mentioned, is more outdated. With that being said, we need to pay more attention and not neglect the concept of Nature and turn our backyard into another room in the house.
It is legitimate to give your yard a comfortable/modern, and homely feeling. We are entirely in favor of that. Just remember to draw a clear line between your house and yard during this process.
Excessive design and modernization can lead to completely blurring those boundaries, which most people don't want. But, if you are built differently and are indeed interested in some design creativity - please read this article.
And with that being said, Let's move forward to the last paragraph in our landscape design styles list.
3. Intermediate Style.
In the paragraphs above, we have expressed our professional opinion on the different landscape design styles and their suitability.
Although it is pretty clear we are more supportive of adopting the second style over the first, we still have some doubts and reservations about it, especially regarding the option of completely blurring the boundaries between the backyard and the house itself, Thus erasing our backyard's uniqueness to some degree.
Therefore, naturally, the ideal style in our view is somewhere in the middle:
On the one hand, a style that will get most of the modern style's features and, on the other hand, will still have few elements of some green and Wild nature.
Find the middle ground!
What are you waiting for?