Is garden decor something your garden should have? Aren’t the flowers enough? You might argue that the beauty of the flowers is plenty. And true, some garden decor is just too much. But garden decor that adds appeal and value to your garden space without being overly done is garden decor that is worth doing. Think of it as the pretty little garnishes a chef uses to dress up your entrée. They aren’t the meat of the dish, but they definitely add appeal. Let me show you ways to garnish your garden with garden decor!
Ways To Garnish Your Garden With Garden Decor
There is garden decor that is traditional, simple and functional for any garden space. One example is a bird bath. If you enjoy attracting birds to your yard, you need a bird bath. A bird bath can be a simple shallow dish or tray, or more elaborate with a build-in fountain. Whichever you choose is up to you, but consider first where you will put it. A more elaborate bird bath is just the thing for an unused corner near a water source.
Another tip for useful garden decor is a pretty little chair painted in a bright, fun color. It’s appealing, isn’t it? And bonus–if you need a spot to rest your legs while weeding, that chair is ready and waiting for you!
Notice the rustic cabinet behind the chair. Those little drawers are the perfect spot for seeds, plant markers, and other things you might need during the growing season. I would just keep any garden furniture to a smaller size. That way it is easier to move in and out when seasons change.
Garnish your garden with items that you would typically find outside anyway. This bicycle is probably past its usable riding life, but it’s been given new life in the garden! Attach a bicycle basket and use it as one of your garden containers.
Other items similar to this bicycle make perfect garden decor:
- Wooden wagon wheels
- Old milk cans
- Vintage farm implements
Fairy Garden Decor
If you’ve got littles around, think about putting in a fairy garden. Not only is it a fun way to garnish your garden, it’s tons of fun for your kids or grandkids to play with. It also helps teach children to love taking care of the garden. Can’t beat that!