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GARDEN DECOR AND DECORATION: TIPS AND IDEAS

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Your garden decor is just as important to the overall look of your home as your interior decor.  Whether your garden is small, medium sized, or large, you can make it look beautiful and can turn your front yard, backyard or garden into a pleasant place to spend time in.  While it may take a bit of time and work to make your garden look great and to maintain it properly, it is well worth the investment of your effort in the long run.

The first thing to consider when it comes to garden decor is what types of flowers and plants you want to plant and where they will go.  Many people plant different flowers to bloom at different times of the year, so that color and interest is maintained all season long.  While some people really enjoy gardening and like getting down in the dirt planting seeds, you do not actually have to do this to have a nice looking flowerbed.  Instead, as most people do, you can buy the plants from a nursery or home improvement store and plant them either as seedlings or larger plants.  This saves time and work for people who are busy but would still like to have beds filled with beautiful flowers and plants.

Garden lighting is another important aspect of not only your garden decor, but the security of your home as well.  No matter what kind of garden lights you choose, make sure they are bright enough to keep your home well lit, but not too bright to be an eyesore.  There are a number of different kinds of outside lights that you can choose from.  Some are stake lights that can be driven into the ground, others are wall lights that are put up on the outside of your house, and still others can be hung from posts (like lantern lights) or strung from trees or a garden gazebo (like string lights).  Many people opt for solar lighting for their garden lights, and these are not only beautiful to look at but will save you from having a large electricity bill, too.  You can get different styles of solar lighting depending on what ‘look’ you want your garden to have, since most types of garden lighting now come in solar form.

Another way to dress up your garden decor is by adding a garden statue among your landscaping.  There are some small garden statues that look great in small to medium sized gardens or nestled among the flowers, or you can also find large garden statues that are quite eye catching and can become a highlight of your garden decor.  Some of these statues can also double as garden lights as well, since they include lights built right into the statue.

When it comes to garden decor, you are truly limited only by your imagination and the effort you are willing to put into creating a beautiful garden.   One of the nicest things about decorating a garden is that you are not as limited by conventional decorating “rules” as you are inside your home, so if you find a garden accessory that brings you pleasure when you look at it, you can simply add it somewhere in your garden so you can admire it whenever you wish.  Following your own likes and dislikes when it comes to designing your garden is probably the best garden decor tip of all!

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