Decorating your home garden can seem like a daunting task. But, instead of considering it a chore, view your garden and things you put in it as extensions of your own personal style. By following these creative and easy ideas, you can ensure you have a home garden that you want to show off to your family and friends.
- Use river rocks and boulders to make your own rock garden.
You certainly don’t have to turn your whole garden into a rocky landscape; just find a corner where you can place rocks of varying sizes. Space the rocks so you have room to plan flowers and vines between them. It will certainly prove to be an interesting element in your garden.
- Build a small waterfall in your garden.
It’s not as difficult as it sounds. Use flat river rocks for the bed of the waterfall, or make some out of cement. Stack the stones in a natural arrangement and create a closed circuit water supply using a small pump and plastic tubing. When selecting a site for your waterfall, make sure you have easy access to electricity for the pump so it can force water back through the circuit giving you a continuous water supply.
- Use small pieces of wood to create bird houses to decorate your home garden.
This is a great activity for your entire family since kids will love helping to build and paint the houses in their favorite colors. Add a bird feeder and bath to your garden, and you’ll have created a nice retreat not only for yourself but for your feathered friends, too.
- Scour thrift stores or second-hand shops for quirky items to use in your garden.
Old weather vanes, vintage mental vent covers, and tarnished garden tools look great in a garden and add a touch of vintage charm. Use the old hoes, rakes, and shovels as a climbing structure for vines. Salvaged window frames also look great hanging on a garden wall or suspended from trees to create an exterior “room.” Give old wooden benches new life with a fresh coat of paint. If they’re in good condition, use them for seating. If not, use the bench for potted plants or to showcase a collection of weathered antique watering cans.
- Think outside the box when decorating your home garden.
Reflective mirrors add an interesting touch to an outdoor space. Use rebar or another heavy metal wire to create an arched path that leads to your garden. Then, plant vines and climbing plants in a spot where they can grow along the wire, providing a beautiful and welcoming entryway. Utilize curtain tie-backs in your garden to provide direction to vines and other plants. Drawers from old chests and dressers can be repurposed as unique planters for flowers.
Put the same amount of effort into decorating your outdoor spaces as you do inside. You’ll be pleased to have created a relaxing spot outdoors for yourself and your guests. And remember—just have fun. There’s no such thing as a right or wrong way to decorate your garden!
Patric Seeley is a full-time writer and loves to write on home gardens and interior decor. He works for MattressNextDay.co.uk and mostly spends time writing articles on memory foam mattresses, double mattresses, 4ft beds, and silent night mattress.