10 Tips to Decorate Your Home Garden

September 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Your garden isn’t just a place to grow your flowers or healthy vegetables.  It is also a place for you to create an oasis; a special place for you to escape after a long hard day at the office or with the children.  Decorating your home garden can range from simple, elegant décor to over the top, extravagance.  The way you decide to make the space “yours” is totally up to you. The following are a few tips on how you can get started decorating your home garden.  How will you take your garden to the next level?

  • Decorative pots. The easiest and most cost efficient way to decorate your garden is by choosing an assortment of decorative pots to house your flowers and plants.  Available in countless sizes, shapes, and colors, you can let your imagination run wild when choosing decorative pots for your space.  If you are crafty, consider creating your very own decorative pots.  Pots of different sizes will complement each other nicely.

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  • Benches. Every garden needs at least one bench. This will allow you to sit and enjoy the peaceful sounds and beautiful scenery made available to you by your garden.  Choose a material such as wood or metal that signifies the look you are going for with your garden.  If you prefer the modern, elegant feel, a bench made of rod iron will work perfectly.
  • Bird bath/birth houses. Invite nature into your garden by providing a nice place for the birds to bathe and rest.  There are tons of bird baths and bird houses for you to choose from at your local hardware store.  Many bird baths will be large and will make a grand statement in your garden. However, if it is a vegetable garden that you are trying to spruce up, adding a bird bath may not be a good choice.
  • Seasonal décor. Get festive and decorate your garden to coordinate with the season.  For fall, include pumpkins, gourds, hay, etc.  For summer, opt for colorful flags that will blow in the summer breeze.  Christmas is always a fun time of year when you can add lights, inflatable characters, and other decorations.
  • Statues. There are statues made specifically for your garden. Like a bird bath, large statues can make a grand statement.  Some people opt for statues of animals, while others prefer statue replicas of famous pieces from the past.
  • Stepping stones. Make a walking path throughout your garden with elegant stepping stones.  Pavers made from materials such as cement, porcelain, or ceramic are a great for making pathways.
  • A water feature. The sound of water will add a soothing, relaxing effect to your garden. Water features can be large or small.  A small goldfish pond in the garden can bring life and relaxation to your space.  Water fountains made for the outdoors will also work well in your garden.
  • Sentimental treasures. Craft projects that your kids create can add a decorative touch to your garden.  Allow them to create their very own stepping stones, bird houses, wind chimes, etc. and place them in your garden.  These will prove a personal touch to your space and be something that you can keep in your garden for a lifetime.
  • Lighting. Does your garden have lighting? Solar lighting is a popular choice if you aren’t experienced in running electrical lighting.  Solar lighting is inexpensive and can lead the way to your beautiful space during the night.
  • Pine straw/mulch. Many people like to add a decorative touch to their garden by including pine straw or mulch around the plants or flowers. This also serves to protect them when the winter arrives. This is an inexpensive way to give your garden good curb appeal.

As you can see, there are many ways for you to decorate your garden.  With time and money, you can create a beautiful space that can be the epiphany of rest and relaxation.  Through seasonal décor, statues, stepping stones, lighting and the other tips listed above, your garden will be the talk of the neighborhood.  Get started creating the garden that you have always dreamed of! Your oasis awaits you.

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