Garden Décor Ideas
Design and landscaping help add structure and elegance to any garden. There are several different schemes and ideas you can use to increase the beauty and grace of your garden. Families with children can also add child-friendly features like a few small kid-sized ponds, cantilever parasols that act as sun covers for small parties, cobbled play paths, sensory rock tables, and so on. Décor ideas and design implementation help you change the entire look of the garden.
Ideally, you should begin by thinking about how you would like to see your garden in the long term. If you’re looking to add any specific elements like hedgehog houses, squirrel-proof bird feeders, or small kennels in the garden, you should consider keeping a separate space for them that does not confuse or mix badly with the overall aesthetic.
When considering garden design and decor, there are a few things you should closely monitor. The most significant bit to watch out for is space reclamation and sunlight. Many garden planners forget that sunshine and light do wonders for the garden. When making changes, always keep room for movement and small gatherings to avoid the place looking and feeling claustrophobic.
Let us look at some garden décor ideas.
Plan the Lawn: Planning the look and feel of the lawn will set the tone for the entire design implementation. Since the lawn is usually the most massive shape of the garden, you always want it looking the best. Most people make the mistake of presuming that lawns have rectangular or square shapes. You could try different shapes like circular, triangular, oval, or several oblong shapes to give some shape and structure to the garden while making it look modern.
Invest in a good quality lawnmower and grass clipper to get the most appropriate height and cut for your green. You can also use the clippers for bushes, hedges, lawn edges, and for small shrubs and plants. Setting accentuating light features on the lawn for the evenings and night can also add to the beauty and grace. For this, you could also look at solar decking lights that give off light on to the lawn and highlight the perfect green.
Planting: After taking care of your verdant green, plan your flowering plants, evergreens, shrubs, and veggies. Flowering plants and shrubs give excellent structure and framework for the garden and also work as natural pathways. Small shrubs and large evergreens should be used as directional plants. While making a place for planting, you could also add solar water features that enhance the look of the garden and surrounding plants and flowers.
Ideally, you should stick to a few flowering plants of the same colour and type, and a few different types of greens that add value to the overall effect of the garden. Repeating these plants and greens in a synchronized pattern will lend a harmonious and coordinated impact to the garden. Permanent flowering plants should also be selected for a year-round colour to the garden. Seasonal flowers, veggies, and fruits only bloom according to the climate and weather.
Trees: Trees are great for providing shelter, strengthening the soil, and for providing shade. Plant trees strategically to give maximum cover from the outside environment so that children and elderly citizens can enjoy the garden in peace. Trees also block the harsh glare of the sun and can be used for hanging decorations like shade sails, a tree hammock, or pendant lights. You can also surround pop up gazebos with a small smattering of trees for an added visual and calming effect.
Trees provide excellent habitat for wildlife, produce clean air, and help keep the environment clean. While there may be some organic debris, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. In the UK, cherry trees, birch, hornbeam, and whitebeam are popular. Multi-stem and low trees are also a favourite with many homeowners.
Paving and Ornaments: Once you’re done planning and implementing all the natural elements of the garden, you should look at soothing paving. Tiling the garden and stone inlay work sets the ambience for the entire look. Paving and ornaments also help tie the face of the garden together. A backdrop, seating area, cantilever parasol, and a few throw rugs and cushions will also make your garden space cosy and comfortable looking.
Paving and ornaments can be contrasting in style and colour. You could opt for interlinking circles of different stonework, abstract patterns, geometric designs, or cobbled pathways to add highlights and feature the paths for a stunning effect. Sun loungers, luxurious recliners, matching chairs, and sofas also add to the overall impact of the garden décor.
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