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21 easy ideas to make your garden look more modern

Leigh Leigh
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Having a backyard is a real privilege! 

In modern times, there is huge competition in South African cities for properties that feature a backyard. If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space you need to make the absolute most of it. There is nothing better than enjoying a private garden or patio!

Many people end up neglecting their yards, however, wasting possibilities. Considering how much value and functionality an outdoor area adds to the house, this should not be the case!

This is why today at homify, we have put together 21 ideas for those you have an outdoor area but aren't utilising it.

In the images below we have put together excellent examples of outdoor spaces with furniture, pergolas, awnings and swimming pools which can make a huge difference to a home. You won't believe how modern and savvy this space can look.

Browse through the images and see which options would suit your lifestyle and budget.

1. Split level with a zen garden

3. Include waterproofed wood coatings and furniture

4. Distribute fixtures and spot lights in the yard

5. Include an outdoor dining space

6. A source of water to harmonise and calm the space

7. Create a cosy terrace with contemporary design furniture

9. Opt for lawn in the yard and complement with a stone pathway

modern Houses by Lanza Arquitetos
Lanza Arquitetos

Paulo Henrique

Lanza Arquitetos

10. Use all of the free space to make room for a pool

12. Combine natural materials that lend charm to the yard, such as stone, concrete and wood

13. An awning to expand the patio sheltering and prevent furniture from getting wet

modern Garden by Navmiti Designs
Navmiti Designs

The Outdoor Deck

Navmiti Designs

14. Remember that a well-kept lawn is always a fabulous idea

15. Bet on planters in the corners of the walls to organise the plants

16. Choose a rock garden and create a zen atmosphere

17. Opt for compositions with ceramic and wood coatings

19. Light the walls, floor and pool

20. Create green walls with creepers to enhance the natural beauty

21. Create an entertainment space with furniture to enjoy your home

modern Houses by Casas inHAUS

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