The modern look is all about clean lines and simplicity. In an outdoor space, this can be greatly beneficial to keep the emphasis on your landscaping and/or a beautiful view. Because the style is so understated, there is no threat of the decor distracting from its surroundings. And, because of the minimalist nature of the style, it can be very budget friendly.
There are simple guidelines to follow when decorating a modern outdoor space. For one, don’t over-accessorize. As I said, the emphasis should remain on your landscaping, which can also take on a modern look by choosing equally simplified greenery. Choose clean, straight lines for most of your furniture and add one or two circular accents for some variety. When using color, either go subtle or completely bold, but with the latter, make one large statement rather than several small ones.
Take a look at these 10 marvelous examples of modern outdoor spaces to pick up some more ideas and inspiration.
The bold burnt orange wall is a perfect color blocked accent for a modern space. The white furniture keeps things crisp and clean, not to distract from the amazing views and pool.
Source: Architectural Digest
The classically modern chairs blend right in with the white facade of the home, while the wooden table provides some warmth.
Bamboo, uplighting, and a streamlined fountain turned this patio into a modern oasis.
Rustic meets modern in this outdoor living space full of incredible complimenting textures.
Source: The Nest
The wide fireplace is a wonderful, modern feature that helps turn this outdoor living space into a cozy hangout.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens
River rock surrounds the fire pit and built-in lounge for an eco-friendly, modern design.
This pool area is super stylish and easy to maintain.
Source: Style At Home
Gravel is another great eco-friendly alternative to grass and suits the modern look, even complimenting the concrete fountain.
Source: My Domaine
This unique patio structure provides shade, grilling, and even privacy in an ultra modern way.
Rustic textures like the stone accent wall and wood furniture bring warmth to the modern lines.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar
A modern outdoor space is one of the easiest to accomplish and can instantly add a sense of luxury to your backyard for a small investment.