Arts and Crafts Inspired Front Garden:  Garden by Elks-Smith Landscape and Garden Design

16 effortless garden ideas to perk up your home entrance

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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It's all very well focusing your attention on the back garden that you look out on all the time but what about the front? The first space that visitors and guests will encounter, how you deck out your front garden will directly contribute to the impression your house makes and how welcoming your entrance feels. 

Don't just take our word for it though, we've found some beautiful front gardens that have been created by amazing gardeners in a bid to make home entrances feel that bit more special!

Why not take a look with us now and see if any of these styles would suit your home and be a fast way to upgrade the first impression your home makes?

1. Add coloured stone chips to your beds for an ultra neat finish

2. Experiment with different heights of raised beds

A small contemporary front garden:  Garden by Robert Hughes Garden Design
Robert Hughes Garden Design

A small contemporary front garden

Robert Hughes Garden Design

3. Fluffy grasses look great and grow quickly

 Garden by homify

Front Garden Design Woking, Surrey


Thus making them a fast upgrade!

4. Symmetry on either side of the garden path will give a sense of ceremony

5. Simple but neat wooden beds with short blooms in them are ideal

6. A mix of clean stone and colourful plants will look incredibly contemporary

West London Contemporary Front Garden:  Garden by Christine Wilkie Garden Design
Christine Wilkie Garden Design

West London Contemporary Front Garden

Christine Wilkie Garden Design

7. Stepped beds make a perfect location for mixed, colourful flowers

 Garden by italiagiardini

giardini a terrazza in Costa Azzurra


This works especially well when finished rustically.

8. No garden to speak of? No problem!

Set a conical cane structure next to the front door and train a potted planter onto it.

9. For a bit of fun, why not try shaping some topiary yourself?

Try to keep them inoffensive though!

10. Lay a crazy paving path and sow grass seed in between the slabs

For a simple way to add some colour to your home entrance.

11. Small can be mighty effective

Small front garden with contemporary paving reversed:   by Mike Bradley Garden Design
Mike Bradley Garden Design

Small front garden with contemporary paving reversed

Mike Bradley Garden Design

As this ultra simple cut out bed shows. Add some bright shrubs to up the gardening style game!

12. A healthy lawn and potted trees make for a classically stunning front garden

Front Garden Dessign West London:  Garden by Earth Designs
Earth Designs

Front Garden Dessign West London

Earth Designs

It'll also be easy to maintain!

13. Plant a couple of small trees and let nature do the rest

If you want a super easy to manage front garden!

14. Play with shapes in your front garden

And you'll create a visual that's hard to top. Everyone has square lawns and boxy beds, so how about circles?

15. Go to town with mismatched rustic plant pots

If you literally just have a path, go crazy with some mismatched plant pots filled with fabulous foliage.

16. Repurposed railway sleepers make great beds for your front garden

Fruit and Vegetable Garden - East London:  Garden by Earth Designs
Earth Designs

Fruit and Vegetable Garden—East London

Earth Designs

And will really set your entrance apart from the neighbours!

For more home entrance inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 13 Fabulous Home Entrance Ideas For Small Houses.

Could your front garden use a little TLC?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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