10 Modern Backyard Ideas to Try This Summer

Opt for a few practical pieces, like built-in seating and ambient lighting, to allow landscaping to stand out.

Keep Furniture Minimal

Use large square pavers spaced slightly apart with contrasting gravel or sand for a geometric and modern look.

Opt for Square Pavers

Use several statement planters with small trees or shrubs to create a minimal, contemporary space.

Choose Statement Planters

A black and white color palette feels modern and is easy to put together, offering instant sophistication.

Stick to Black and White

Add bold or neon colors, like neon yellow chaise lounges, for a striking contrast in a neutral palette.

Accent With Color

Horizontal fence boards create a contemporary, stylish, and unexpected look.

Try Horizontal Fencing

Avoid clutter by choosing a few practical decor pieces, maintaining clean lines and an uncluttered space.

Keep Decor Minimal

Low seating adds a modern touch; complement it with an outdoor rug and shade cover.

Choose Low-Seated Sofas

Use large, smooth concrete slabs for a clean, minimalist look, adding furniture and landscaping for texture.

Lay a Concrete Patio

Incorporate wood, concrete, metal, and fabric to create contrast and visual interest without clutter.

Vary Textures and Materials