You keep your lawn well-manicured and plant beautiful flowers and shrubs to keep the outside of your home looking beautiful. But garden décor isn’t all about the plants–creative accents will add that special touch that will take your yard from “blah” to “wow.” And garden fashion doesn’t have to cost a fortune: your personal touch, from a grand item such as a garden statue, all the way down to the humble mason jar lantern, will show your personality and make your garden your own. Here are 5 fabulous garden decoration ideas to get you started.
1. Mason Jar Lanterns: Fun and Flexible DIY Décor
Mason jar lanterns fit perfectly in a comfy home garden. They are inexpensive and easy to make, and each one is unique. You can group several in the center of your patio table, position them along a wall, hang them from tree branches, or even incorporate them into a wrought-iron railing. The possibilities are endless! These flexible garden decorations are also a wonderful project to make with your kids.
2. A Touch of Elegance: the Garden Statue
Whether they’re a focal point or an accent, garden statues add style to your outdoor space. You can choose anything form a classic-style statue, to something more down-to-earth; there is a garden statue for pretty much any personality and style preference. Garden statues also come in a large variety of sizes and prices to fit your taste and budget. Water fountains take the idea of a garden statue a step further, adding movement, sound, and even water plants to your piece of garden art.
3. Garden Sculptures
Garden sculptures can be large or small, pre-made or custom-ordered. They are made from materials such as wood, clay or bronze. Styles range from the majestic to the whimsical. These versatile accents are the perfect way to add some art to your yard.
4. Creative Birdhouses: Functional Fashion
Birdhouses not only add style to your garden; they also attract some of nature’s most colorful creatures to put on a show for you and your family. You can choose from pre-made birdhouses in a limitless number of styles, or make your own unique creation. Going the DIY route allows you to make a birdhouse from just about any material, from wood, to an old bucket, or even wine corks. You can also make houses and feeders to attract butterflies, another of nature’s colorful beauties, and rain barrels are another functional item that you can decorate to add pizzazz to your garden.
5. Fire Pits and Outdoor Fireplaces Brighten up the Night
Garden décor isn’t limited to art that you can appreciate during the daylight hours; nighttime is also a wonderful time to enjoy your garden. A fire pit or outdoor fireplace adds a bright, beautiful accent to your outdoor living space. Fire accents range from tables with decorative flames in the center, to full-blown fire pits that are perfect for keeping warm or roasting marshmallows for s’mores. Use these tips to keep hungry mosquitoes at bay during your nighttime outdoor fun, and enjoy some down-time with your friends and family!
What are some of your favorite garden accents?
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