Looking for a way to modernize your landscape design? Amidst the traditional backdrops and outdated scenery, you can “rev” up your space with sleekness and sophistication and inject a contemporary feel without much effort.
A modern design will not only make you feel like you finally stepped into the 21st century, but it will also add so much character and life to your home. Regardless of the size of your home or the space with which you have to work, modern updates will help to create a more contemporary style to match the times.
Where to Begin
The first step is to decide the purpose of your landscape. Do you want more practicality? Are you interested in keeping up with the Joneses? Do you have some modern features already built-in that need to be featured? Once you devise a purpose for your space, you can come up with a plan that will help you meet your goal. What do you want the end result to look like?
Without a clear purpose as to what your end goal is, your process will be muffled and you may not get the results you desire.
Your lighting should look modern and sleek. If you prefer the modern touches, avoid lighting in old-fashioned styles like lanterns. These finishes are beautiful, but not in a modern landscape design. You will find sleeker designs if you look for lighting with stainless steel or chrome finishes or even cast aluminum with a smooth finish like our LED Landscape Lights.
If you want to modernize your space, even more, consider arranging the lighting in a modern way. Typically, the less ornamentation and clutter, the more modern the space will be. Space out your lighting fixtures so they are not too close together and keep everything clean and minimal. Install lighting around your patio or garden area to make your landscape the envy of many, yet completely functional as well.
Modern spaces contain horizontal and vertical lines. Swirls, circles, and ornate details will edge you away from the contemporary look and bring your design into more traditional. Keep it simple and you will be much happier.
The design of your lighting, though important, is not the only element of a modern landscape design. Pay close attention to the type of lighting as well. For a contemporary touch, LED lights are a great choice. Consider LED string lighting or even adding a color. Be careful, though, not to add too much color all at once. It can create a more chaotic look and pull from your sleek, modern design. White lights are the cleanest-looking choice with one or two colors to add extra emphasis in featured areas.
Whatever you do, be careful not to overdo it. Modern design is all about simple and subtle looks with sleek finishes. The simplest additions can sometimes be the most effective and adding too much at one time can create more clutter than sophistication.
How have you created a modern landscape design with your lighting? Please share!