7 Modern Landscape Design Ideas

Modern landscapes can be a beautiful combination of aesthetics and function, and with today’s building materials, you can easily bring your design ideas to life.

To help you start thinking about your next project, here are 7 innovative landscape design ideas that will spark your creativity.

1. Integrate Walkways

One way to get people to interact with the landscape is to create walking areas that are easily accessible and well lit. VIVA offers iRAILTM Lighted Railing Systems, and the Ross Perot Offices make excellent use of them to create elevated walkways with lighted railings to create visibility, making it safer to walk at night.

2. Provide Plenty of Seating

Creating a space with plenty of seating and even different seating options can encourage people to take advantage of the outdoor space and enjoy their time outside. You can even host elegant dinner parties, wine tastings, or Euchre tournaments.

3. Build an Outdoor Kitchen

Assortment of meat near the outdoor barbecue

One of the best ways to get people outside in the summer is to create an outdoor space that serves multiple functions. Building an outdoor kitchen can invite people to work and play outside and encourages summer gatherings.

4. Create a Multi-Level Space

Multi-level spaces can be an ultra modern landscape design idea. They add dimension to a backyard or gathering space and can create separation between different gathering areas. Integrating VIVA Railings on the short flights of stairs or as a supportive wall around the space allows people to move between the levels safely.

5. Build a Pool Seating Area

If you’re looking for modern pool landscape ideas, you can include interesting paver materials, plants, and flowers. To create the right amount of shade, you can include a weather resistant canopy or choose a MetalSpaces Sun Control System.

6. Use a Glass Railing for Safety

Pools can create a danger for families with small children and can also attract unwanted wildlife. To create a safe pool area, you can include glass railing systems to create a modern partition between the pool and other areas of the landscape. This is the ideal system because it provides the safety you need without obstructing the line of sight into the pool area.

7. Add Some Fun

Outdoor areas aren’t just for grownups, so when designing the space, it’s important to think of all the potential users, including kids! Adding unique touches to your landscape, such as a slide, playset, sandbox, areas for yard games, and kid-friendly dining areas, can help everyone get the most out of the space.

You Achieve Your Landscape Design Ideas with MetalSpaces

The MetalSpaces systems from Viva Railings offer laser cut perforated patterns with powder coating options are the perfect product to integrate into your modern landscape design ideas.

Whether you’re creating the best backyard in the neighborhood or bringing your modern front yard landscape design ideas to life, you can customize our MetalSpaces system to fit your needs.

Here are some examples of what you could do in your backyard:

Create Covered Walkways or Pergolas

Walkways and pergolas are a great use of MetalSpaces. The laser cut perforations allow sun to filter through on to the walkway while blocking the glare and reducing the amount of rain or snow that makes its way to the ground. Our panels can be infinitely connected together, so the walkway can be customized to the necessary length.

Include a Canopy

Whether you're creating seating areas for dining, working, or relaxing, including a canopy with perforated patterns will block the majority of the sunlight while still allowing it to filter through creating dappled patterns. Because of this, MetalSpaces Sun Control Systems are a great modern landscape garden design idea.

Use as Garden Partitions

Sometimes, modern landscapes have areas that contain utility systems or dumpsters or are otherwise off limits and need to be separated. MetalSpaces offers Laser Cut Fence and Landscape Screens in a wide range of perforated patterns and powder coated colors, so you can separate spaces while still including a stunning design element. They are available in steel, aluminum, and stainless steel, so they’re built to withstand the elements, and they can be customized to your specifications.

Enhance Modern Landscape Ideas with VIVA

VIVA Railings offer a variety of systems to enhance your modern landscape design.

Our glass and metal railing systems allow you to choose the right materials and infill that meet the landscape design and aesthetics of your home. Creating a welcoming and functional space can get everyone outside to enjoy the sunshine and interact together.

Contact the experts at VIVA Railings today to see how our products can enhance your modern landscape design ideas.