This is the principle mantra in minimalist landscape design whether applied to landscaping, architecture or art. It’s a style that focuses on keeping elements limited, but arranging them in an elegant and aesthetically pleasing way. Lines are clean and all the pieces are balanced and in control. The goal of minimalism is to create the biggest effect with the fewest components. This style of architecture gained popularity in the 1980s, particularly in Los Angeles and New York.
Minimalist landscape design has almost become synonymous with modern landscaping, due to their use of similar elements and features, especially with regard to vegetation. Nowadays, people are opting out of lush, verdant gardens for more sparse and spaced out plants, coupled with inorganic elements such as tile, stones, vases and statues.
Often, setting off areas establishes space and accents the organic and inorganic elements that were put into place. Walls and fences will separate off distinct sections of your landscape and create unique compartments which all blend one with the other. The furniture will also be made up of clean, geometric shapes and feature little to no decoration. The important thing is that the space you do decide to fill flows well, and in the case of plants and vegetation, choosing ones that aren’t overbearing, but rather enhance the empty space.
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