How can I make my yard more inviting and relaxing? The most important thing to remember is to surround yourself with the things you enjoy. Your decorating choices should reflect your personal taste.
First, you should ask yourself, what is the purpose of the area that you are decorating? Are you going to be entertaining guests, wanting to create a bird refuge, outdo the neighbor’s yard, or just create a place to relax and unwind? You also need to decide if you want your space bright and colorful, natural and soothing, or cool and uncluttered. Do you want the sound of water flowing in a fountain, the soothing melody of wind chimes, or maybe the fragrant scent of flowers.
After you have answered these questions, you can start deciding the type of garden accents will best fit your personal tastes. Garden statues or quirky metal stakes will make your yard more inviting. You may choose some whimsical, colorful gnomes or bug stakes, or you might enjoy the more traditional stone look statues.
Potted plants placed around the patio or yard can add that special pop of color or a nice aromatic scent. When purchasing your plants, you need to consider whether they need full sun, partial sun, or full shade. Also, keep in mind the size, color, shape and type of planter you will need. Depending on where you live, you may need to bring your planters inside during winter months to keep them from cracking.
If you do not have a green thumb, you can use colorful lawn ornaments to replace flowers. If you are using the space for entertaining, you will want to purchase some outdoor furniture, such as benches or maybe a table and chairs, and a firepit. Don’t be afraid to extend your indoor living area to the outdoors covering the area with a pergola, adding some furniture or a bar, then add some pillows, drapes, swing, or hammock to add that special touch. Fountains are a great addition to create a relaxing atmosphere to your outdoor living space.
Remember, when decorating your garden, it will be viewed from the inside as well as the outside. Don’t be afraid to change things up every few months and add those special decor for the various holiday. The main thing is that you enjoy your space and always remember that Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.