When choosing the best plants for front yard landscaping, you will need to consider other important things like what materials you will need to use- more than just how things will look in your backyard. Aside from that you should also consider other important stuff such as sun or shade, duration of sun or shade, soil type, purpose, the elements, and what appropriate plants will be perfect for the site. Keep in mind that there are other matters such as how close to grow a plant to a home etc.
If you plan to set out plants in your front yard, consider placing small shrubs as well as bushes about 4 to 6 feet away from your house. If you will set it closer than 4-6 feet, chances are they would have no access of sunlight or rain because of a wide overhang from the roof. Aside from that they could die from intense heat reflecting off of the wall from house.