Of course, in a case when you plan your outdoor area, it is better to ask a professional to help you. Designers and architects always have ready front yard landscaping plans or can create a special plan for you. But first you can find some ideas in the Internet and think what you really like and need.
So, what kinds of front yards are popular now? Mediterranean yard will be perfect for a house in Italian style. In this case specific plants are used. Everything should be green; a lot of flowers should be present in this case. Fountains, special pavements, vining plants on the house are welcomed. As for the geographical styles, the Southern style looks very impressive as well.
There are a lot of plans which presuppose that children live in the house. The area for games will be necessary here. Other zones should be arranged in a very safe way.
If you have enough space, you can play with the shape and size of your driveway. It will be really impressive, if your driveway is circular. Plants along the driveway may vary.
You can also mix different design ideas. Just think what size your front yard has and use your taste to combine different styles. Materials and plants can vary as well. Native plants will always look good in your garden and will be easier to care for.