25 Magical Flower Bed Ideas and Designs

Flower beds are a great way to add texture and color to any backyard. Find 25 magical flower bed ideas and designs to play with!
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If you are looking to spice up your yard and add some curb appeal, a flower bed is always a great option. A splash of color against your home may be the perfect way to make your yard stand out.

If you have a green thumb, having a beautiful bed of flowers can be a great way to spend your time; out among your flowers, enjoying nature at its finest. A flower garden is a project that you can feel great about, especially when the flowers reward you with the bright and welcoming colors that can lighten up your landscaping.

No matter your landscaping, there are flowers out there that will compliment your yard. If you are looking for large bushes of blooming purple orbs, or just a thin line of uniform pinks, yellows, and reds, there are flowers for you.

Pros

  1. Visual appeal – The right flowers can elevate your landscaping by bringing a great deal of visual appeal to your home. They are attractive to prospective buyers and can greatly increase curb appeal.
  2. Exercise – Tending to a flower bed is work, but rewarding work at that. Working out in the garden can give you quite the workout, along with a lovely bed of gorgeous flowers.

Cons

  1. It takes work – A flower garden takes work. You need to tend to your flowers to keep them looking good and coming back every year. Depending on the flowers you choose, the level of work required varies. Some flowers need extra attention, so research which plants require more or less attentiveness.
  2. You can’t grow everything – There are some flowers that are incredibly resilient and can grow nearly anywhere, but there are far more that are temperamental and require specific conditions to grow properly. Find out which plants thrive in your climate, and see what your options are. You can manage to grow things that may be unfit for your area by means of a greenhouse, but a greenhouse may impede the ability to see the flowers.
  3. Hidden costs – Building a flower bed and purchasing the seeds and bulbs is not the only cost when it comes to tending to a flower bed. Depending on which plants you end up selecting, you may need specialized equipment or nutrient additives. You may find yourself in the local gardening center more often than planned.

There are many ways you can construct a flower bed. You can build a bed from any number of materials, including wood, concrete, and even steel. The material that you chose to build the bed out of may affect the potential costs.

A wooden garden bed is easy to build and the materials are easy to find. They don’t last forever though, as wood can rot and fall apart. With the proper treatment you can lengthen their lifespan. A wooden garden bed can cost between $150 and $300.

A sturdy and long lasting flower bed option is one made of concrete. Concrete can be shaped in nearly any configuration. They are sturdy and strong but may be difficult to move once in place. For a concrete bed you may be looking at spending anywhere between $270 and $600.

A galvanized steel flower bed is a style that is growing in popularity and has a sleek and interesting appeal. It may not go with every style, but if it matches what you have going on, it is durable and can be easy to maintain. The steel may transfer heat to the soil, so make sure the flowers you plant are not overly sensitive to heat. A galvanized steel flower bed can cost between $220 and $520. (Source: Red Beacon)

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This is a flat flowerbed set flush with the ground. Bunches of lovely yellow flowers adorn this flower bed. There are a couple of trees here as well. Planting some flowers around a tree is a great way to accentuate the tree, letting it stand out.

This is a flat flowerbed set flush with the ground. Bunches of lovely yellow flowers adorn this flower bed. There are a couple of trees here as well. Planting some flowers around a tree is a great way to accentuate the tree, letting it stand out.

Here is a brick lined flowerbed against a fence in this yard. Placing a flower bed against a fence is an amazing way to keep your yard space open, as well as adding some appeal to your fencing.

Here is a brick lined flowerbed against a fence in this yard. Placing a flower bed against a fence is an amazing way to keep your yard space open, as well as adding some appeal to your fencing.

You can use flower colors to create patterns across your space. Bold and bright flowers can really make a statement and provide a visually stunning contrast and pattern.


You can use flower colors to create patterns across your space. Bold and bright flowers can really make a statement and provide a visually stunning contrast and pattern.

Using multiple levels can add some interesting dynamics to your flower garden. Lining your garden with bricks and stone gives the flower bed a finished and rugged look. Bricks lean a bit more industrial, while stones are more rustic.

Using multiple levels can add some interesting dynamics to your flower garden. Lining your garden with bricks and stone gives the flower bed a finished and rugged look. Bricks lean a bit more industrial, while stones are more rustic. Source: Zillow Digs™

Small patches of garden beds around a yard can create nice paths in the grass so that people can walk between the patches of flowers and enjoy the flowers all around them.

Small patches of garden beds around a yard can create nice paths in the grass so that people can walk between the patches of flowers and enjoy the flowers all around them.  See more of this home here. Designed by ACM Design Architects

An elevated flower bed can stand tall above your patio area. This way the colorful flowers can add to the skyline around your yard.

An elevated flower bed can stand tall above your patio area. This way the colorful flowers can add to the skyline around your yard.

Along the sides of a walkway is a great place for a line of flowers. A walkway lined in flowers has an elegant and fancy feel that highlights the path. Anyone walking down this path is sure to feel like royalty.


Along the sides of a walkway is a great place for a line of flowers. A walkway lined in flowers has an elegant and fancy feel that highlights the path. Anyone walking down this path is sure to feel like royalty.

Here is a side open yard with a great deal of space. There are garden areas around the fences and a bench between two colorful planters. A bench or other seating in your garden lets you sit and enjoy your flowers while you relax.

Here is a side open yard with a great deal of space. There are garden areas around the fences and a bench between two colorful planters. A bench or other seating in your garden lets you sit and enjoy your flowers while you relax.

This is a long and thin yard space lined with garden beds. Even with limited space, you can manage a garden. Even a thin strip of flower bed can add some texture and color to your yard.

This is a long and thin yard space lined with garden beds. Even with limited space, you can manage a garden. Even a thin strip of flower bed can add some texture and color to your yard. Source: Zillow Digs™

When you have a garden bed, you can line the beds with large rocks to add an interesting design element. It separates the bed from the rest of the yard with a bit of a natural look.

When you have a garden bed, you can line the beds with large rocks to add an interesting design element. It separates the bed from the rest of the yard with a bit of a natural look. See more of this home here. Designed by Brain Factory.

If you have a stairway to your front door, a flowerbed may be great on either side of the steps. Adorning your entrance with vibrant colors makes your home a very welcoming place.


If you have a stairway to your front door, a flowerbed may be great on either side of the steps. Adorning your entrance with vibrant colors makes your home a very welcoming place.

Adding lighting elements to your flower bed lets people see your lively flowers at night, letting their color brighten up your yard even at night. It also lets people know where the flowers are, so people know where not to step. The right lighting elements look quite good in the daytime as well.

Adding lighting elements to your flower bed lets people see your lively flowers at night, letting their color brighten up your yard even at night. It also lets people know where the flowers are, so people know where not to step. The right lighting elements look quite good in the daytime as well.

This well manicured lawn has several beds of flowers. The flowers in these beds have blooms of various sizes to create layers. With shorter flowers in the front, and long flowers at the center of the bed, it creates a fountain of color.

This well manicured lawn has several beds of flowers. The flowers in these beds have blooms of various sizes to create layers. With shorter flowers in the front, and long flowers at the center of the bed, it creates a fountain of color.

Here we can see a high-end yard with a number of garden beds. The flower beds here are adorned with trees as well as number of other plants to add different textures and interesting elements to the yard

Here we can see a high-end yard with a number of garden beds. The flower beds here are adorned with trees as well as number of other plants to add different textures and interesting elements to the yard. See more of this home here. Designed by C.O.S. Design.

This lovely flowerbed has multiple levels, each level with its own set of colors. The warmer colors line the bottom of the bed as the cooler colors adorn the top. Separating the colors in a flower bed creates a sense of organization and order to your garden.

This lovely flowerbed has multiple levels, each level with its own set of colors. The warmer colors line the bottom of the bed as the cooler colors adorn the top. Separating the colors in a flower bed creates a sense of organization and order to your garden.

If your yard is uneven, you can use varying levels of flower beds to follow the slope of your yard. This is a creative way to decorate an uneven area.

If your yard is uneven, you can use varying levels of flower beds to follow the slope of your yard. This is a creative way to decorate an uneven area.

A flower bed does not have to be against a fence or wall. Solo flower beds can stand out and make a great bold statement in your yard.


A flower bed does not have to be against a fence or wall. Solo flower beds can stand out and make a great bold statement in your yard. Source: Zillow Digs™

Flower colors can be used in patterns. Different styles of flowers create different effects. Here we see flowers making an almost solid color look that stretches around the exterior of a home.

Flower colors can be used in patterns. Different styles of flowers create different effects. Here we see flowers making an almost solid color look that stretches around the exterior of a home.

With a variety of flowers of different shapes, sizes, as well as colors, your flower bed can be a dynamic and interesting area. Different colors and shapes of the flowers cause your flowerbed to have a beautiful and wild look.

With a variety of flowers of different shapes, sizes, as well as colors, your flower bed can be a dynamic and interesting area. Different colors and shapes of the flowers cause your flowerbed to have a beautiful and wild look.

A flowerbed can be a great place to add some vibrancy and life to an area. In this picture, we can see a wooden patio area where the garden adds a splash of life between the wooden floors and fences.

A flowerbed can be a great place to add some vibrancy and life to an area. In this picture, we can see a wooden patio area where the garden adds a splash of life between the wooden floors and fences. See more of this home here. Designed by C.O.S. Design.

Light pink, magenta, and white flowers are the perfect adornment for a classic white picket fence. Around the bottom of the fence and hanging over the top, flowers can transform a simple picket fence into an amazing draw that can liven up any yard.

Light pink, magenta, and white flowers are the perfect adornment for a classic white picket fence. Around the bottom of the fence and hanging over the top, flowers can transform a simple picket fence into an amazing draw that can liven up any yard.

Here are a number of small raised flower beds. The red flowers are lined with smaller blue flowers which creates a leveled and interesting visual appeal.
Here are a number of small raised flower beds. The red flowers are lined with smaller blue flowers which creates a leveled and interesting visual appeal.
In this yard, the flowers are varied in color and size and shape. This creates a wild like but very colorful appeal.

In this yard, the flowers are varied in color and size and shape. This creates a wild like but very colorful appeal.
This yard has a number of different great flower bed and garden ideas. From lines of small flowering bushes to wild and varied flower arrangements.
This yard has a number of different great flower bed and garden ideas. From lines of small flowering bushes to wild and varied flower arrangements.

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