A garden is a simple escape from the busy and tiring routine of the city. It
provides refreshing sight and blissful scent no matter how small or crowded it
may seem. In most homes, a garden can be strategically found outdoors, usually
assigned to welcome guests with bright colors of green. An appropriate garden
décor positioned in any corner, will instantly win the hearts of any audience
even the dwelling birds or butterflies.
To begin a simple garden makeover, you must determine the right garden décor
for the size of your garden. A beautiful water fountain could be a great main
attraction but if it looks like you have forced to rest it in a rather tiny
space, it will only defeat the purpose of embellishing the area. Here’s a few of
the garden décors guaranteed to brighten your mood:
Stepping stones do not just add beauty to a garden. It protects the plants
from being tortured by uncaring feet. If kids are present, you would not be
afraid but rather enjoy watching them play in your garden as much as they enjoy
doing tip toes in the stepping stones. These stones are available in most garden
and landscaping supply but if you opt to bring out your creativity, why not
create your own? The most popular designs are Celtic square, Gothic Square, fish
in the water, and compass rose.
Statues can be made from any material like stone, iron and steel, copper,
bronze, lead, terracotta, ceramic, and glass. Whatever material you choose,
check out the maintenance procedures of a particular material so as to preserve
the original look especially if you plan to put the statue in uncovered area.
Speaking of location, keep in mind the location of the statue. This garden décor
never fails to draw the attention of people so it is best to reflect your
personality in this miniature while making sure that nothing clutters the
Entertain not just your eyes but your ears, too. Encourage birds to dwell for
some time in your garden to provide that natural musical encore. But even if no
birds are seem to grace your garden party, bird houses will definitely add to
the homey atmosphere of your garden. Make it colorful with non-toxic paints or
build it with a strong roof complete with drains and ventilation holes.
Wreaths are simple, circular garden décor that represents almost every season
or occasion like weddings, Christmas, Halloween, celebration for a new baby,
graduation, etc. It could be a ring of flowers, grass, twigs or ribbons usually
found in windows or doors. Wreaths are very easy and fun to make. You can create
wreath that would decorate your door for weeks or you can make a permanent one
to make it sit on the porch for a whole year round.
A combination of different garden lights will produce a dramatic effect on
your garden especially on summer nights. A favorite in a garden are spotlights.
Spotlights must be strategically placed in a corner where plants or other garden
décor could hide the fixture but not the light itself. It will definitely
enhance the look of a plant arrangement. Backlights, on the other hand, must be
placed behind a plant that produces a wonderful silhouette. To create a
moonlight effect, place downlights in specific areas of the garden. Downlights
will also serve as safety lightings for your garden to protect you from
accidents or burglar attacks.