Chic Landscape Design Ideas for Modern Homes in Hopatcong, NJ
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With a modern home, you can take advantage of a variety of landscape design options. Since an overabundance of choices can be overwhelming for creating a one-of-a-kind landscape that showcases your Hopatcong, NJ, home, consider these chic landscape design ideas.
A Large-Format Transition
A modern trend is to use large-format pavers to create a clean, uncluttered outdoor living space. When you’re using large pavers, however, you will want to be mindful of the transition from hardscape to your lawn or other softscape. In some cases, this transition can feel too abrupt. You can soften this transition by spacing a oversized pavers 4-6” apart and filling the spaces between with grass, gravel, or a ground cover. This transitional area is suitable for a few lounge chairs or it can be left as a dramatic focal point.
A Privacy Wall with Character
A privacy wall is a golden opportunity to bring an artistic touch to your landscape. While wood privacy walls or living walls could be adequate, a masonry privacy wall can be embellished with features that transform your backyard into a secluded retreat. For example, Rivercrest Wall from Unilock gives outdoor living spaces the wonderful texture of stacked flagstone. Available in two neutral colors, Buff and Coastal Slate, this wall system can be enhanced with built-in seating to minimize clutter. Planters may be filled with hanging vines to soften the look or fire sconces or a waterfalls could be incorporated. For a sleeker look, the U-Cara Multi-Face Wall System is a revolutionary wall system from Unilock that gives you unparalleled design flexibility as well as textures, sizes, and colors that could be perfect for any modern application.
The simplicity of modern design lends itself to a sense of tranquility. A reflecting pool or a water wall adds to the peacefulness, and when you combine fire and water, the landscape design has created something magical. Add drama with masonry pillars that support fire bowls to frame a view or make a grand entrance. Incorporate sophistication with a fire table, where you can combine the joys of sharing a meal with the gentle warmth of a natural gas-fueled fire.
Monochromatic plantings also contribute to a sense of tranquility. For a tranquil monochromatic scheme, choose darker-colored evergreens for a background, and gradually lower the height and brighten the greens in the foreground with ornamental grasses and groundcovers. The contrast between these muted greens and your hardscape can be both dramatic and soothing.
You can also achieve a tranquil look by choosing paving stones in cool or neutral colors, and pairing them with natural elements such as wood benches. Unilock Porcelain Tile, for example, can add a luxurious and sophisticated touch to a modern landscape. This material is incredibly durable, and is available in a modern oversized format and an array of colors and patterns that will suit any design style.
Linear, Yet Relaxed and Soft
There’s a common misconception that modern spaces are stark and cold. They can be, but they don’t have to be. You can maintain the linear look that contributes to a sense of peacefulness, but soften the look using ornamental grasses, groundcovers, and natural boulders that give your outdoor living space dimension and texture.
Get inspired with the free Unilock Design Idea Catalog or talk to your local Unilock Authorized Contractor for landscape design ideas that will make your modern home the star of the neighborhood.
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