Exterior Art For Your Home (Sculptures, Landscaping, Fountains)

Updated December 13, 2019

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You may or may not have noticed that in recent years, more and more homeowners are deciding to add a touch of art to the exterior of their homes.

It’s all part of the growing trend of taking the personalization of homes to the next level and creating something that is truly unique to the homeowner’s style and taste preferences.

Gone are the days when cookie-cutter homes reign supreme. Instead, enter the days where homeowners desire to surround themselves in a space that is specific to their needs, as well as their families.

Homes are no longer just utilitarian in that they provide shelter, but they also are becoming a form of expression, giving you the opportunity to take the colors, textures, and designs that you love and turn them into a forever home that you can cherish forever.

Let’s break down the rise of personalization, as well as customization in homes today, as well as how exterior art is starting to become a major part of what it means to have a custom home. And, we’ll top it off with a few examples of some popular exterior art choices for homes today!

The Rise in the Customization of Homes

According to recent reports, the custom home market has been growing steadily. Census data has shown that in recent years, there has been roughly 2-3% in the number of custom homes from year to year (the data shown in the link represents a 2.4% gain over the prior four-quarter period from 2016 to 2017).

In addition to wanting to be able to express themselves with their homes, homeowners are also turning to custom homes for a variety of other reasons. This includes the need or wants for more land and not liking their current neighborhood or school district and wanting to find a place closer to a school or area that they would prefer.

Another reason for the rise in customization for homes is that custom home buyers are people who know what they want. They also know that if they want to get what they want, they need to go with a custom home. Custom homes allow homeowners to add amenities and features that traditional homes simply cannot offer. For example, according to the 2016 U.S. Houzz and Home survey, 68% of homeowners plan to incorporate some kind of recreational area in their custom home.

Why You Should Consider Art For Your Home’s Exterior

Just like how the interior of a home should represent what it is you love about modern design and art, the outside of your home should do the same.

And, just like with your interior, you can be as subtle or as busy as you want with your outdoor decor and art. A simple landscaping art piece may be enough for your tastes, while other homeowners may want a gorgeous fountain to accompany their home.

Whatever it is you prefer, there is an exterior art option for you.


blue modern home in edina by sustainable9

Sculptures are a great way to add some creativity and elegance to your modern home. The example above is from a Sustainable 9 home, and while the piece near the bottom of the steps is small in comparison to the home itself, the texture of the gray background looks like a work of art as well, helping to create an even larger exterior art presence.


Landscaping isn’t often associated with exterior art, but we have plenty of experience in working with clients to create truly unique, one-of-a-kind landscaping features that are art in of themselves. Take a look at these two examples from Sustainable 9 homes and how they aren’t you average landscaping features you’ll find on typical homes.

Take traditional stairs and turn them into something truly unique like the above home.

The below home resembles the exterior of many classic American homes from the mid to late 20th century. However, it has a modern twist, including the stairs to the front door, which are surrounded by a gorgeous landscaping design.

modern home design by sustainable 9

Fountains and Other Water Art

Fountains are another common type of exterior art, but they aren’t as prevalent as they once were as landscaping and sculptures gain in popularity.

That being said, they are still a fantastic option to include in any custom home and will certainly amaze guests for years to come.

If you’re interested in adding some fountains to your exterior, look no further than Pinterest. It’s a great place to get inspiration for your next project!

How Sustainable 9 Can Help Bring Your Dream Home to Life

If you’re interested in designing and creating a home that not only looks amazing and is unique to your needs and specifications, but also is built with sustainable materials and features, then reach out today to get started making your dream home a reality, or view our completed projects and see the wide range of designs we can create!

We’d be happy to sit down with you to learn about your wants and needs and then assist you through the design and material selection process, all while ensuring we’re staying within the parameters of your budget. Even after your home is complete, we still stay in regular contact for a minimum of two years to make sure that you are comfortable operating the technology and mechanical systems within your home.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!


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Zachary Tomlinson
Zachary Tomlinson
2 years ago

My mom is looking for ways to spice up our yard, and the idea of using exterior art certainly fits the bill! My mom likes realistic sculptures so having an outside living space and displaying a sculpture she’s interested in is a great idea. I should share this with her so she’d consider it!


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