Garden Decor

Decorate your outdoor space

It's easy to focus on the inside of your house when you're inspired to get decorating, but branching out to your yard, patio and garden can be just as fun and can have just as big an impact in how you feel about your space.

Home garden decor options are endless, but don't feel you have to start from scratch. Sometimes, all it takes are some small garden accents or the addition of a few key pieces to help you enhance the style of your outdoor decor.

Choosing your Garden Accessories

Before choosing any new garden accessories, take a look at your current decor. Is your style modern or classic? Do you have wood or metal patio and garden furniture? While you can play around with different materials in your accessories, it's best to keep the overall theme of your outdoor space unified.

Next, you'll have to think about your decorating budget. Those little accent pieces add up in a hurry, so think about the ones that will make the biggest impact. Garden stones, for example, may be cheaper than full garden statues but have a similar design effect.

You may also want to think about pieces that serve double duty. Instead of opting for a piece of garden art that only hangs on the wall, why not look for one that incorporates hooks or lighting into the design? It will look just as good, and it can also solve practical design problems.

These are just a few options, but it's smart to have a design plan in mind before you start shopping. It makes browsing easier and will save you money in the long run.

Get Creative

When you're decorating your outdoor space, don't forget to think outside the garden box. While adding new garden ornaments is great, sometimes changing what you already have is the best way to make an impact. Changing your house numbers or mail box, for example, will have you looking at your entry way in a whole new light.

And remember, home garden decor isn't just about visual appeal, either. Wind chimes and fountains provide ambient sounds that will soothe you as you relax outdoors, or try lighting a scented candle during an intimate party to enhance the mood. You might not think of these things all the time, but subtle changes like these can change your whole perspective on your outdoor space.

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