Here's the strawberry bed under the sunroom windows at the back of my house. Besides the fact that it dried out and needed to be lined to retain moisture, there were a few other problems with it before.
It used to be all strawberries and so it was fairly boring to look at. I like to have garden designs, especially up against the house, that are tied with the house in some way, rather than looking like the garden was just plunked there with no regard to the design of the house. Also, the back of the garden is under the eaves and therefore is quite dry, so the strawberries growing at the back were fairly thin anyway (not to mention hard to reach).
I added some dwarf alberta spruce (which I will probably end up treating as an annual since they don't do well here... I have until next year to think about what I want to replace them with) and ornamental millet to add height and texture at the back of the bed. Whaddya think?
PS Um, don't look at the lawn. I am not a lawn person. Maybe I will be someday after I finish all these other projects...