When you’re designing your front garden, you might be best opting for symmetry and straight lines, with as little clutter as possible. Two or three colours in your planting can be enough, at least to begin with. You may want to include a Winter Sweet shrub (Chimonanthus praecox). It has lemon star-shaped flowers and a honeysweet fragrance and can be great against a wall or fence, just make sure it gets plenty of sun.
It can be best to opt for new roses over standard roses as they only grow to 1 metre approx., small trees, compact shrubs and perennials. Pots and raised flower beds can be a great option, whether you use them to house plants, shrubs or trees.