If you have a beautiful garden, but find it a little bit uninteresting, then there are some simple things you can do to give your garden a bit more pizzazz. Here are eight easy to implement artistic ideas to turn your garden from ordinary to interesting. |
1. Add an arbour
An arbour can create an interesting division in your garden and can be easily constructed from a variety of materials. The arbour can be decorated with outdoor fairy lights to create a gentle evening ambience. Or consider adding items such as small mirror balls which reflect the sunlight, or a wind chime to gently ring out a tune in the breeze.
2. Add a large mirror
Mirrors can make the garden look much bigger and also offer more light and interesting reflections. For more of a statement, consider a large unusual mirrored ornament which can be an interesting talking piece.
3. Add a door
Subdividing your garden and adding a door, can create a talking piece and add character to your garden. There are many door styles you can choose from, just ensure it is mounted properly.
4. Add a screen
Garden screens come in a great deal of sizes, shapes, and materials. Choose what is most suitable or what you find most interesting. Screens are also beneficial in providing shade areas, or useful for hiding away less attractive areas. Framework style screens can also be used to provide support for climbing vines, flowers and plants.
5. Wall art
Wall art can be in the form of a mural or embossed sculpture, but can also be used for a more quirky way such as for mounting an old rusty bike, or plant pots. Wall art is only limited by your imagination.
The use of lights can transform a garden in the evening. For example, soft outdoor fairy lights will create a quiet ambiance. You can also consider using a dramatic light sculpture or unusual light screen which will look interesting both in day time and night time.
Adding sculptures or one key sculpture will add instant pizzazz to your garden. Sculptures are usually great talking pieces and something quite beautiful to look upon. Add angled lighting to create an interesting night piece.
8. Water feature
Add a fountain or water wall to create a calm relaxing garden feel. Water sounds have the benefit of also helping to drown out less desirable ambient noise, such as passing traffic.
Whatever artistic idea you incorporate into your garden, make sure that you keep safety in mind. Use only outdoor lighting, and make sure any mounted objects such as mirrors are secure. Take into consideration seasons and temperatures, and remove anything at risk during problematic months. Check that sculptural items will not be prone to shattering in extreme cold and that your outdoor lighting will not have problems during times of rain. If you keep these things in mind when creating your more artistic garden, you will be sure to enjoy your garden for many years to come.
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