Decorate With Garden Art
The variety of garden art is amazingly vast, from hanging lamps, wind chimes, painted pots, shades and lights, corner paintings, veils, sculptures, to sand and stones.
There are many things that can add to your comfort when enjoying your flower, vegetable or herb garden.
Think about garden and patio decorations just as you would if you were designing a room in your home. Think about the concept of exterior decorating. Because you’re outdoors, garden and patio decorations let you become creative in really fun ways.
A shady tree, a garden bench, a beautiful birdbath and a tinkling wind chime make for a pleasant place to spend an afternoon, and with the addition of a solar lantern, a setting for a romantic evening interlude. Statuettes and a waterfall also add to the ambience. Decorate your garden and add to the enjoyment of nature.
Just by adding garden art here and there, your garden will become the very personal heaven you so wanted. Employing garden art doesn't mean using all expensive materials or going beyond your means, after all, we don't want to beautify the garden at the cost of the house. Just little additions or modifications can turn a mere garden into an idyll which boasts of symphony between flora and garden art.
The art of garden never fails to transform an idle tract of land into a beautiful and lively environment. Gardens feed the spirit’s longing for beauty and grace as it provides a venue to witness the wonder of nature and the comforts of home.
The very meaning of accessorize is to decorate or to beautify. A garden these days is so much more than pots and plants, there is this whole market of garden art objects available to adorn it.
Here is how you bring garden art in your garden.
Pick a Theme
This is the first step to make your garden special. A garden art theme is what makes a garden stand apart from a traditional garden. You can have an all-green garden, a bright colorful garden, a desert themed garden or a Japanese garden. There are endless possibilities and promises — but all use garden art. You could even come up with some unique garden art theme which complements the overall schema.
Decide on Colors
Just like everything else in life, correct combination gives out the accurate effect. Have a good look at your garden and assess the need for adding the right combination or stone or metallic garden art. Combine bright orchids with pastel plants or arrange your pots and plants in around your garden art so that the overall picture that comes up is that of a beautifully arranged flower vase — but remember you first have to have the vase, i. e. — the garden art.
It is nice to have plenty of seating in your garden area so that friends and family may enjoy seeing the results of your effort along with you.
Garden benches: Have you ever noticed a rustic bench placed “just right” in a garden? It's a very inviting sight. It doesn't need to be fancy just a spot to sit down and relax.
A hammock: There really can't be enough said about the value that a well placed hammock in your garden will add to the enjoyment of your time spent in the great outdoors. There is something about hanging a hammock that says this place is home and this should not be overlooked when creating the outdoor place you wish to share together.
Garden furniture: The best way to enjoy the beauty of your garden is to stay in it and in order to do so you might need chairs and tables specifically designed for the outdoors. These could also serve as picnic furniture for those times you would want to have barbecue outdoor dinners.
Weather-proofed wicker, wrought iron, cedar, or teak garden furniture are excellent choices for patio and garden furnishings. Functionality is important, but go for comfort and style, too.
Make sure what you buy is very durable and weatherproof, since your furniture will be exposed to sun, wind and rain. Be patient and shop for the most attractive furniture that meets these standards and you'll save money in the end.
Flowerpots and decorative planters: While your garden may be filled with flowers, plants, bushes, trees, fruits, and vegetables there is rarely the occasion when there is too much color in a summer garden. Fill large flowerpots with impatiens or similar flowering plants and place them strategically around the seating area for a beautiful affect that brings the beauty of your summer garden well onto your patio or deck. You can move them around, and replant them with different flowers as the season goes by.
The same thing may be accomplished on a larger scale with a few well-placed raised garden beds or a few climbing vines.
Don't forget, an old container you have lying around can easily be tuned into a planter — perhaps an old watering can or a pickle barrel. All they need is some form of drainage. Try one or two planters and see the difference they make.
There is not enough that can be said about the drama and elegance that a water feature can bring to the average garden. Whether you elect to include a fountain, waterfall, or goldfish pond the additional value and enjoyment it provides to your garden is almost impossible to measure. Water features are a rather significant investment in your garden area but well worth the money you will invest when it comes to return on investment.
Fountains and ponds: Water dripping and splashing can be great way to relax. Make space for a wet garden art such as a small pond and let the water gently flow down a delicate sculpture.
Fountains add a great deal of atmosphere and a natural ambience to any garden setting. The varieties range from grand fountains made of stone or bronze, to modest and charming garden fountain kits. Garden fountains have such a pleasant, tranquil sound that their beautiful effect is immediate and captivating.
Outdoor Lighting Sets the Mood
Add more atmosphere to your garden and patio with outdoor lighting. Lighting arrangements can change the entire feel of your outdoor area. You can go for festive, subdued, ornamental, warm, or bright!
Landscape lighting: You can enjoy your garden even without the sun, the moon or the stars. By installing simple lights on trees and other plants, you can create a beautiful setting which can even be romantic and enticing. Lighting does not have to be permanent. You can use Christmas lights or even lanterns and candles to illuminate your garden anytime.
You will be surprised at how much of a difference the amount of light makes. Under the sun, all the flowers will look colorful and bright; it is only when you put on the lights after the sun sets that they show their hidden colors. It is as if plants have a separate nocturnal life of their own. Lighting should be arranged, as well, to highlight your garden art. Explore shades of light available and choose the one that best suits your collection in the garden.
Outdoor patio lights are made to endure all the elements, and feature insulated and weather-resistant components. There are quite a few styles you can choose from. The possibilities include freestanding lamps, table lamps, shaded and globe lamps, lanterns, umbrella lights, BBQ lights, string lights, and ground lights.
Architectural structures create a good balance with and contrast against the natural elements of a garden such as shrubs and trees. Man-made structures enhance the sight of nature, making it appear more familiar and inviting.
Arbors, pillars, and gazebos: These are large structures that can add a good focal point to your garden. Having large structures can create an illusion of having a large space. These structures can also serve as platforms for aerial plants. Climbing foliage such as vines may also cling to these platforms, creating an elegantly classic garden effect.
Trellises and obelisks: These are good in blocking obtrusive structure and other unwanted views. It is impossible to have a perfect view all the time as obstructions cannot be completely eliminated. You can install structures that can block eyesores. Trellises are good for this purpose because they can act as support for clinging vines.
Statuaries, Wind and Sun Sculptures
Statuaries and wind sculptures: These provide good focal points for the landscape. Such structures add a sense of prominence, strength, and sturdiness.
Garden sculptures: Garden statuary is usually made of bronze, marble, stone, wood, or resin. Choose themes from cherubs and saints to deer, rabbits and frogs. Garden sculptures can really develop your garden theme, and are great fun to design with. Tuck them into a corner, or display them openly as a main focal point.
Sundials: This ancient device has brought beauty and charm to thousands of gardens. Sundials are terrific accent pieces and come in different designs, such as tabletop and pedestal. Some sundials double as birdbaths.
Wind chimes: There is something soothing about listening to the wind making music in your garden. Whether you are enjoying a nap in your hammock, catching some rays on a lounge chair or simply sitting outside reading a book and sipping some tea the sound of wind weaving a melody through the chimes is a very enjoyable sound.
Bird Feeders and Bird Baths
These simple additions to a garden attract beautiful creatures to the landscape. Since a garden is generally inadequate without the chirp of robins and jays, installing something that would make them feel welcome is a good way of cheering up the garden.
Garden and patio decorations can be as elaborate or quaint as you wish. Simply keep in mind it's just like fixing up a room in your home — when you like what you see, you've added your own personal signature to your outdoor living place.
The aim of all this effort is beyond mere beauty. The calming effect of joining nature and garden art has been known since forever. Being close to nature and beautiful garden art relieves us of everyday stress, adds an element of freshness and brightens our day. A healthy mindset resides in a healthy body.
A few small decorative touches can mean the different between a garden that is nice to stroll through and a garden that invites everyone to sit a while and enjoy the effort you've contributed to the creation of this little slice of your world.
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