How do I pick my garden ornaments?
As you decide what to purchase, one of the biggest things to avoid is an overcrowded space. Much like with any indoor room, adding too many accessories can make a space feel small and cluttered, even when you’re outdoors, so be sure to decorate accordingly. If you have a larger garden, an oversize fountain or statue makes a great statement piece, because it is dramatic and elegant in appearance. On the other hand, in a smaller space, an extra-large accessory can detract from the garden itself by distracting the viewer with too much clutter. It is important to consider proportion and flow; in a smaller garden, stick with a few smaller accessories, like a birdbath, birdhouse and wind chime, while a larger garden can have one oversize statement piece and several smaller items, like a fountain, bird feeder and several decorative planters.
What kind of style decor works best for my outdoor space?
When you’re looking at accessories, keep in mind the overall theme and style of the garden and ensure that your decorating reflects them. A formal stone fountain or old-world statue would look great in a traditional rose garden, but a modern stainless steel fountain or quirky bird feeder would look better in a contemporary succulent garden. Although the type of plant you grow shouldn’t limit your decorating choices, keeping a consistent feel can lead to a higher-quality space.