A simple path to the front door is essential to helping visitors navigate. Shy away from overly winding paths; they are cumbersome to travel. Be sure the walkway is wide enough; a 4-foot-wide path accommodates most people and activities.
A front garden must have stellar curb appeal, but it needs to look wonderful from inside the house, too. The view of the garden from inside the house is often forgotten as the landscape is designed. Gaze out each window that will overlook the garden as you begin designing your outside space. Note where you eyes land, and consider creating a focal point there.
Include space in the front yard for chairs or benches; you'll be more inclined to enjoy the wonderful space you have created.
Don't be afraid to add personal touches to your space. Your front garden is a reflection of your personality. Include your favorite plants and garden ornaments.