Designing your yard and decorating your garden are both full of important decisions. A person’s garden is a reflection of their mind, with clear indications of care and attention. Decorating your home’s garden can be an opportunity to connect with the family, ground yourself in your home’s design, and communicate the desired mood to visitors of the garden immediately. These five garden décor ideas are fun, simple, and affordable ways to elevate your garden’s decor.
Idea #1: Repurpose Older Tools as Decorative Accents
Maybe you’ve stored a plethora of garden tools or possibly own a standard set of reliable pieces. Regardless, displaying these garden tools and gear in a decorative design is a clever and multi-purposed way to create an aesthetically pleasing space. This repurposes older tools that have fallen to the wayside while also allowing the pieces used more often to be easily accessible and stylized.
Consider mounting these tools on a lighter-toned wall, as the dark contrast of the tools with lighter paint will provide a rustic and streamlined design. If you’re feeling more ambitious, larger tools can even be converted into a small gate or decorative display to add a dynamic statement piece to the garden.
Idea #2: Take the Step toward DIY Stepping Stones
Stepping stones don’t only help a garden’s navigation, they also provide opportunities to decorate the space. Stepping stones can be an elaborate project that requires external consultation or can be as simple as getting creative with what materials are used to create these stepping stones.
Saving shattered dishware might seem strange but not once you realize how nice they can look utilized in your garden. Using chipped and cracked dishware and a little concrete to form stepping stones for the garden is an easy and creative way to display memories while also enhancing your garden’s decor. One dishware’s crack or chip can be your garden’s future treasure.
Idea #3: Ignite the Kid’s Imagination with Fairy Statues
Gardening is a great way to connect and educate the kids by giving them a chance to truly see and understand our role in our environment. Luckily, there are numerous garden décor ideas that the kids can help create. Simple and fun decor projects for the whole family help you spend time together while you decorate with the memories you’ve created.
Fairy statues are fun terrariums that look precisely as they sound; like a small oasis for fairies to sneakily frolic. Fairy statues can be created at the root of any tree or can be hidden with the garden and are a pleasant surprise for any people (or fairies!) that find them. Kids can get creative brainstorming about what theme they want and which plants should be included, and you can bond over making the dreamscape a reality in your garden.
Idea #4: Spice Up Your Kitchen with a Herb Garden
Herb gardens not only look wonderful within a garden space, but they also result in fresh herbs and spices without ever heading to the grocery store. Food straight from the garden to the kitchen is always a special delight and luckily herb gardens are one of the easier do-it-yourself garden possibilities. There are many simple ways to create a herb garden that will innovate your home-cooking and garden experience.
Vertically mounting your herb garden is a clever way of optimizing your gardening space while also decorating your garden in a stunning way. You’ll be able to easily sort through the different herbs while also displaying their lush progress before being plucked for culinary purposes.
Idea #5: Level Up the Space with Tiered Plants
An easy way to create more space for additional foliage is by taking advantage of all available levels. Utilizing towering plants and capitalizing on all tiers not only creates a lush and vibrant design, but it also caters well to allowing more space to focus on smaller herbs and spotlighted favorites.
Simple step ladders or pallet gardens allow major areas of the garden to be reserved for sprawling foliage and larger gardening projects while also creating a tiered garden effect. Visitors won’t know where to marvel first when entering this botanical city-scape of decorative possibility.
Garden décor can make all the difference when it comes to transforming a garden from great to fantastic. Your garden should be a space that brings you joy and contentment. Giving your garden some additional DIY love is an amazing way to spend time with the family, create an environment of great memories, and enhance the value of your property. These garden décor ideas are sure-fire projects to transform your garden into a backyard oasis, you just have to choose when to start.
About the Author
Katie Tejada is a writer, editor, and former HR professional. She enjoys writing about events, travel, decorating trends, and innovations for the home, but also covers developments in HR, business communication, recruiting, real estate, finance, law, and investing.